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We need a strong Commissioner on Economic & Monetary Affairs in times of recession

The nominee for new EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner "lacks ambition and vision" said S&D Euro MPs today following a three-hour hearing at the European Parliament in Brussels. Said S...

S&D Group Vice-president Hannes Swoboda, who is in charge of preparations for the hearings of the Commissioners-designate for the group said :- (VIDEO EN)

"We want people to be involved in these hearings because Commission decisions affect us all. We must make sure that only the best possible candidates are appointed for the next five-year term." WATCH...

Former Energy Commissioner Piebalgs expected to bring more ‘power’ to EU Development policy

Following today’s hearing at the European Parliament of Commissioner designate on Development Andris Piebalgs, S&D Spokesperson Thjis Berman said: “Development policy and human rights protection...

Centre-left invites public to join grilling of Commission candidates

Centre-left Euro MPs today invited members of the public to submit questions for next week's parliamentary hearings of candidates for the new European Commission. The 184-strong S&D Group has...

Euro MPs “disappointed” over Copenhagen

S&D Group Euro MPs today voiced disappointment at the outcome of the Copenhagen talks and said they would return to the issue at next month’s parliamentary hearings for the new European...

S&D delegation called on EU leaders to demonstrate real leadership in the climate talks

S&D are very concerned about the lack of agreement so far in the climate change talks. With one day to go, no clear deal seems to be emerging. However as leaders begin to arrive in Copenhagen,...

Right wing accused of "absurd insinuations" over Commission hearings

The S&D Group today rounded on right-wing Euro MPs accusing them of "absurd insinuations" about the communist past of some nominees to the new European Commission in advance of parliamentary...