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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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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...
Austria

Gianni Pittella: Social Democracy wins if we show clear alternative to the right!

Following the parliamentary elections in Austria and the regional elections in Lower-Saxony (Germany) over the weekend, the Socialists and Democrats are set to continue shaping their identity...
Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)

S&Ds: JCPOA must be respected by all, including USA

S&D vice-president Victor Boștinaru MEP states: “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran is a success of multilateral diplomacy, a step forward in the fight for nuclear non-...
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S&Ds: Resettlement of refugees must not be conditional on co-operation on border control

The European Parliament’s civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee today voted in favour of a report on new proposals for rules on resettling refugees to the EU. Following pressure from...
Catalonia: Gianni Pittella and Enrique Barón Crespo call for dialogue within the law

Catalonia: Gianni Pittella and Enrique Barón Crespo call for dialogue within the law

The president of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, is closely following the unfolding of events in Catalonia. Today he met Enrique Barón Crespo, former...
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Moldovan government is working to strengthen its integration with Europe, say S&Ds

During the debate on the situation in Moldova in the European Parliament this afternoon, S&D vice-president Victor Boştinaru MEP said: "Many in this House are accusing the Moldovan government of...
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Pittella on Catalonia: An illegal and invalid referendum but a sad day for Spain and Europe

Speaking on the on-going situation in Catalonia, S&D Group President Gianni Pittella said: “This is a sad day for Spain and for the whole of Europe. There is no doubt that the non-referendum...

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