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Pioneering Spain has lessons for Europe, says Schulz

Spain has important lessons for Europe, said S&D leader Martin Schulz today, and could "bring the EU to a new level" in the six months of its EU Council presidency. Praising the Spanish...

Home affairs Commissioner urged to strike careful balance

S&D Group today in Strasbourg voiced very high expectations on the new Commission’s job in the filed of security and justice. Claude Moraes, S&D Spokesperson on Civil Liberties, Justice and...

Satisfied with Commissioner-designate Maria Damanaki

S&D Euro MPs said they were satisfied with today's parliamentary hearing of Commissioner designate on maritime affairs and fisheries, Maria Damanaki. Said S&D Group Coordinator Ms Ulrike...

Resignation "inevitable and predictable"

The resignation of Bulgarian candidate for the European Commission Rumiana Jeleva was "inevitable and predictable", said S&D leader Martin Schulz in Strasbourg today. "Her decision to go is the...

European industries and SMEs need substantial action from new Commissioner

S&D Group welcomes Mr Tajani’s view on the need of a brand new and ambitious EU industrial policy and wait for the new Commission to come asap to Parliament with concrete and tangible proposals...

"A convincing performance from Commission nominee for administration"

Despite attempts by the EPP to create problems, Commission nominee for administration and relations between EU institutions Maros Sefcovic gave a convincing performance at a European Parliament...

Group backs ombudsman for fresh term

The S&D Group tonight backed European ombudsman Nikiforos Diamandouros for a new term of office. The Parliament is to vote on the issue on Wednesday 20 January. Tony Robinson tony.robinson@...

Hedegaard passed her exam but lacked visions

Today Connie Hedegaard, Commissioner-designate for Climate Action was at the exam table in the European Parliament. She was challenged with critical questions from the S&D MEPs concerning the...