A Fair economy at the service of people

We were at the forefront in the fight against austerity. We put people before numbers. In response to the unnecessary harsh austerity measures and the absurd economic rigidity imposed by…

Fairly tackling taxes

As far as money laundering, tax evasion, tax avoidance, and unfair tax competition between EU countries go, we have led on a series of actions and initiatives to tackle these issues. To start with,…

Reconciling environment with our economy

Following our unequivocal support for the Paris Agreement, we have promoted the just transition to a low-carbon economy, introduced measures to promote the circular economy and improved EU…

A life in dignity for all Europeans

Following our consistent call for an ambitious initiative to ensure better living and working conditions in Europe, we welcomed commitments made by EU leaders in 2017 to building a European Pillar…

Defending gender equality and combatting social exclusion

We are continuing to call the gender pay gap to be reduced. As a result of our calls, the Commission has produced an Action Plan on reducing the gender pay gap. We stand against fighting sexism in…

Safeguarding democracy and combating neo-fascism and extreme-right violence

We have repeatedly denounced the current Polish and Hungarian governments for their deplorable anti-democratic behaviour. At the same time, we launched the European Parliament’s condemnation of their…

Consumer and privacy protection

Thanks to our persistent demands and decisive action, high roaming charges and extortionate bills for international phone calls are now a thing of the past. Privacy was another battle we took up,…

Mobilising progressive forces throughout Europe

We have taken numerous initiatives to open up dialogue and work with NGOs, trade unions and progressive social networks. We have been meeting thousands of people outside the Brussels bubble, through…

A European migration and refugee policy based on solidarity

Confronted with the challenge of migration and increasing influx of refugees, EU countries acting alone are condemned to fail. Our Group has strongly pushed for a new European policy for migration…

Building strong partnerships outside Europe

For some years now, we have led the push for a more meaningful EU partnership with Africa. To this end, we have organised Africa Week every year where partners sharing the same progressive values…