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“Historic day for democracy”

European citizens have new authority over EU policy from today, with the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, says S&D leader Martin Schulz. Speaking in Madrid, where he is engaged in two days...

Cooperation between Baroness Ashton and the European Parliament is essential

The exchange of views with Baroness Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and vice-President designate of the Commission (Brussels, 0212/2009),...

Hedge Funds: Regulation, transparency and supervision for all

A call tomorrow for formal regulatory control of all hedge funds, without exception, will include demands to ban asset-stripping, limit debt and strengthen requirements for openness. The European...

Schulz welcomes key Commission roles for S&D

S&D politicians are to have a key role in the new European Commission, holding three of the seven vice-presidencies. In addition to the major responsibility of directing EU foreign policy,...

All countries must apply international labour standards

Under pressure from the S&D Group, the European Parliament today called on the 27 EU member states to ratify and apply all ILO conventions. Giving overwhelming support to an S&D resolution,...

SWIFT: No need to rush

Euro MPs today criticised EU ministers for trying to rush through an EU-US deal involving personal bank details of millions of people. Ministers planned to deal with the issue on the eve of the...

S&D reaffirms its commitment to the enlargement policy

Senior S&D MEPs today backed commitment to a fair, rational and inclusive approach to EU enlargement. "The future of the Western Balkans lies with the European Union", they said. "The future...

European Parliament adopts progressive agenda on justice, rights and "home affairs" across Europe

Socialists and Democrats today in Strasbourg led the European Parliament adoption of a progressive five-year agenda for fundamental rights, justice and home affairs (also known as the Stockholm...