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Social: the poor relation when it comes to reviving the internal market

On Wednesday this week, Socialist and Democrat MEPs condemned the lack of social ambition in the plan put forward by the European Commission on that same day to revive the internal market. "The plan...

S&D welcome breakthrough in cross-border health care directive

The environment and health committee today voted in a second reading a new text for a directive on the application of patients' rights in cross-border healthcare. Socialists and Democrats welcome the...

Spotlight on the Balkans as Serbia's EU journey begins

Serbia was today urged to take on a new role in the Western Balkans as an agent of peace, security and stability in the region. The call from progressive Euro MPs came after EU foreign ministers...

EU plea against death sentence on Aziz

The main progressive group in the European Parliament today called for the death sentence on former deputy prime minister of Iraq, Tariq Aziz, to be commuted. Martin Schulz, leader of the 184-strong...

Crucial negotiations aim to avert EU budget crisis

Euro MPs will tomorrow open the first-ever negotiations with ministers on the EU's annual budget. Progressive MEPs, who want to safeguard funding for key policies, today warned hard-line governments...

EU takes historic decision to regulate hedge funds

An historic deal to regulate hedge funds and private equity in the EU was struck in Brussels today between Euro MPs and EU ministers. The S&D Group, which has campaigned for years for regulation...

Trade deals must include human rights and environment standards, say Euro MPs

S&D Euro MPs today won three key votes that could have far-reaching consequences for future trade agreements, building in clauses on human rights, social rights and environment standards. After...

'Made in' labelling must be compulsory, say S&D

In a crackdown on safety of imported goods, the EU is set to make country of origin labelling compulsory. The requirement could be in force by the end of the year, after a vote in the European...