Press releases

Press Releases

Find the latest news from the S&D Group.



S&Ds encourage and support Palestinian unity

Following a meeting today with Dr Nabil Shaath, chief foreign-policy adviser to the Palestinian president, leading S&D Group MEPs expressed support for Palestinian unity in the hope of achieving...
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E-privacy: EPP caves to big business and blocks proposals to give citizens control of their confidential information online

A coalition of right-wing groups today voted against proposals designed to give citizens more control over how their confidential information can be used online. The S&D Group was disappointed by...
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S&Ds make public health the priority and want the EU to phase out glyphosate

The Socialists and Democrats in the environment and health committee in the European Parliament today voted on a resolution to phase out glyphosate within three years. This substance is the most...
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Pittella: Parliament backs radical asylum reform, finally removing first country of entry principle

The European Parliament’s civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee today backed a fundamental change to the EU’s asylum rules. Under the current system, in most cases, the asylum seeker...
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Panama Papers investigation shows maladministration and breach of EU law, say S&D MEPs

An end to the unanimity rule on tax decisions at EU level, a shift from secrecy to transparency, the establishment of an EU scrutiny mechanism on newly introduced harmful tax measures, a ban on...
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Pittella: Everything possible must be done to find those responsible for death of Daphne Caruana Galizia

Following the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella said: “The murder of the Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has caused a wave of...
Equal pay

Posting of workers: S&Ds to make equal pay for equal work at the same place a reality

The Socialists and Democrats succeeded in anchoring the principle of equal pay for equal work at the same place in the revision of rules on the posting of workers voted in the European Parliament’s...