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S&D Euro MPs shocked at 'not guilty' plea from Apple, Google, IKEA and McDonald's on their tax practicess

S&Ds – We're not loving it! Revelation of McDonald's tax practices show need for real EU action

Following a report by a coalition of trade unions on McDonald's tax practices, leading members of the S&D Group have renewed their call for urgent reform of how multinational companies report and...
Malaysia election winner 10 May 2018 Mahathir Mohamad

S&Ds congratulate the people of Malaysia on historic election outcome

Following the historic result of the parliamentary elections in Malaysia, the S&D Group in the European Parliament congratulates the opposition alliance led by former Prime Minister Mahathir...
NUCLEAR DEAL words about Iran nuclear deal

S&Ds: Trump’s decision extremely irresponsible; we have to preserve Iran Nuclear Deal

The S&D Group finds Donald Trump’s announcement to withdraw the US from the Iran Nuclear Deal extremely irresponsible. We call on the rest of the international community to remain committed to...
Nikol Pashinyan wins Armenian elections

S&D Group supports Armenia’s aspiration for a better future

Following a wave of massive protests in Armenia, linked to a perceived attempt by the hitherto political elites to continue ‘business as usual’ through major constitutional change from a presidential...
Hands painted with EU flags and words happy YOUrope day

Udo Bullmann: it is time to stand up and fight for a Europe that protects people

Speaking ahead of tomorrow's Europe Day, S&D Group president Udo Bullmann, says: “68 years after the Schuman Declaration, the European Union is under attack from populists and anti-Europeans...
Fruit and vegetables and words Food safety

S&Ds: is public food safety a must to the EU? If so, EFSA needs to be dramatically better staffed and funded

Following a two-day PEST committee facts-finding mission to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) headquarters in Parma, the S&Ds can assess with no doubts that EFSA is dramatically under...
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 president, Udo Bullmann “Europe needs to embark on a new path of economic and social development, one of sustainable equality and well-being for all. The Commission’s...
Hand clutching pencil in the air, World press Freedom Day

Independent press is essential for a functioning democracy; the EU must do more to protect it

The European Parliament today backed a report calling for the EU to do more to protect journalists and independent media in the EU. The report was voted on world press freedom day and at a time that...