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Weekly Update - 14 to 18 March 2016

S&Ds - Weekly Update. This week's highlights and what's coming up

Quote of the week by S&D vice-president Tanja Fajon "For the first time, the rainbow flag will fly alongside the flags of the EU member states outside the European Parliament. This maybe only a...
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S&Ds welcome the new Mobility Package, but it should be matched by financial incentives and investments

Today S&Ds welcomed the adoption of the third set of measures for a cleaner and safer transport system in Europe. It is the final part of the Mobility Package, which along with the circular...
Stronger rights for LGBTI people

European Parliament raises the rainbow flag but EU must do more to protect LGBTI people

On the occasion of the international day against homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia, S&D MEPs have called for greater EU action to protect LGBTI people in Europe and around the world. S&D...
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We must strengthen protection against natural disasters in Europe, say S&Ds

Only last year more than 200 people were killed by natural disasters in Europe and over one million hectares of forest were destroyed by fire. Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament want...
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EU must have control over supervision of euro clearing houses, say S&Ds

Today, S&D Euro MPs in the economic and monetary affairs committee backed proposals to strengthen the European supervision of central counterparty clearing houses on the financial markets. S&...
The S&D Group in the European Parliament remains committed to the EU enlargement process and calls on the European Commission and the Council to fully support the European perspectives of the Western Balkan countries.

S&Ds: EU-Western Balkans Summit in Sofia must confirm a credible enlargement perspective for the region

Socialists and Democrats call on the EU heads of states to use the opportunity of the summit in Sofia to confirm a credible accession perspective for the Western Balkans countries. We must speak a...
faded out people and words EU Trilogue #behinidcloseddoors

Progressives win fight for greater transparency in EU decision making

S&D MEPs today joined forces with other progressive groups in the European Parliament’s legal affairs committee to block conservative and liberal attempts to make EU decision making less...
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S&D president calls for avoiding further loss of life in Gaza

The S&D Group calls for an immediate end to violence and condemns the loss of Palestinian lives in the Gaza Strip. About 60 Palestinians were killed and more than two thousands injured amid...