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Barcelona terrorism 17 Aug 2017

S&D leaders call for unity against terrorism and for a European FBI

The Group of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament today condemned the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, and asked the EU member states to strengthen co-operation and...
Civilians look on at landscape devastated by floods and landslides in Sierra Leone

Gianni Pittella: The EU must help Sierra Leone with the utmost urgency!

The death toll in Sierra Leone keeps rising following the floods and landslides of recent days, with more than 300 killed and thousands of missing persons in the capital, Freetown. Today, the...
S&Ds: elections a success for the Kenyan people, africa, Tanja Fajon,  Julie Ward, The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM),

S&Ds: elections a success for the Kenyan people

S&D Group vice-president Tanja Fajon and S&D member of the European Parliament’s women's rights committee Julie Ward took part in a cross-party delegation from the European Parliament to...
Pittella on Venezuela: Assembly election was a sham. Maduro must end slide to authoritarianism,

Pittella on Venezuela: Assembly election was a sham. Maduro must end slide to authoritarianism

The Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament are deeply concerned about the rapidly deteriorating situation in Venezuela and have criticised yesterday’s vote on creating a new...
Pittella: Schulz and Gentiloni are right – all EU Members must show solidarity on migration

Pittella: Schulz and Gentiloni are right – all EU members must show solidarity on migration

Speaking following the Commission decision to move ahead with infringement proceedings against states that refuse to accept the relocation of refugees and ahead of a meeting between SDP Candidate for...
S&Ds: urgently addressing climate change is central to the very preservation of the Pacific region, . S&D MEPs Cécile Kyenge, Marlene Mizzi, Ricardo Serrão Santos, Norbert Neuser, and Neena Gill,

S&Ds: urgently addressing climate change is central to the very preservation of the Pacific region

Climate change, fisheries and trade were high on the agenda of the Pacific regional meeting of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Port Vila, Vanuatu, on 19-21 July. MEPs met with national...
S&D members call for immediate action against escalating tensions in Jerusalem, Elena Valenciano and Victor Boştinaru, Christians, Jews and Muslims,

S&D members call for immediate action against escalating tensions in Jerusalem

After 50 years of occupation, the time has come that both sides make credible and serious efforts to achieve a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians with the support of the...

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