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Prizes for page-turning visions of Europe

A novel and an essay setting out visions of Europe are to be awarded this year's European Book Prize at a ceremony in Brussels on Wednesday 9 December. The event - hosted by the S&D Group for the...

Schulz in rousing call to action on financial crisis

S&D leader Martin Schulz today mounted an impassioned attack on “the money-driven economy”, pledging to control financial markets, close tax havens, curb uncontrolled speculation and tackle...

Ashton urged to intervene in 'tragic' case

The European Parliament’s main progressive group, the Socialists and Democrats, today urged the EU’s new high representative for foreign policy, Baroness Ashton, to intervene in the case of human...

S&D backs hunger striker in passport row

Human rights activist Aminatou Haidar – stripped of her passport by Morocco and now on hunger strike in the Canary Islands – was today given a pledge of support by the European Parliament’s main...

“Put off summit to strengthen recovery plan”

The S&D Group will later today flex its new Lisbon Treaty muscles, attacking Commission proposals for a ten-year economic, social and environmental renewal strategy as “woefully inadequate.”...

“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...