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Our fight for socail rights hand in air

S&Ds call for immediate implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights

In the aftermath of the Social Summit which took place in Gothenburg on November 17, where EU leaders endorsed the Proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights, the European Parliament asked...
European Youth Orchestra and EUYO letters

S&Ds welcome new seat and secured financing for the European Youth Orchestra

The future of the European Youth Orchestra (EUYO) has been secured. It is currently based in the UK and it depends on annual financial requests. However, a decision has been taken, promoted by the S...
Students at graduation ceremony

S&Ds encourage national EU leaders to take education seriously as part of the Social Pillar

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament today welcomed the plan published today by the Commission to create an EU 'area of education' by 2025. It has been presented as a contribution...
S&Ds congratulate LUX Prize winner Sami Blood, a film exposing racism and xenophobia

S&Ds congratulate LUX Prize winner Sami Blood, a film exposing racism and xenophobia

Sami Blood, a film by the Swedish screenwriter and director Amanda Kernell, has won the European Parliament’s 2017 LUX Prize. Set in the 1930s, in the beautiful landscape of Lapland, it addresses...
Latin American Forum

Progressives in the EU and Latin America move forward towards the EU-CELAC summit

The S&D Group in the European Parliament is committed to ever closer relations with Latin America, with the goal of an effective Bi-regional Strategic Association. This is why, for the fifth year...
Unesco

Nothing justifies US withdrawal from UNESCO, say leading S&Ds

Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament regret Washington's announcement that the US is withdrawing from UNESCO by 31 December 2017. The allegations of the organisation being pro-...
Africa Week 2017

S&Ds host Africa Week in Brussels and call for focus on youth and the future of Africa

Next week Africa will be at the centre of the activities of the S&D Group and its partners, both from Africa and Europe. From 25 - 28 September 2017, the S&D Group will organise its second “...

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