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The S&D Group today publishes the full list of its members in parliamentary committees

The attached file, in pdf format, gives details of members and their countries in the various committees. Small changes to the file may be announced in the coming days. Click on the link below to...

S&D vote will hinge on the political conduct of candidate Barroso

Europe requires a new political engagement in order to rise successfully to the social, environmental, financial and employment challenges it faces. We therefore expect the candidate for the job of...

S&D Group's candidates for today's election of the Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament

The Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats presents the following candidates for today's election of the Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament. ● Dagmar Roth-Behrendt ●...

Socialists and Democrats spell out demand for a new direction for Europe

The leader of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament today sets out forceful demands for the Presidency of the European Commission in a letter welcoming his...

"Break off talks on Central America" says S&D Group

Talks on an association agreement between the EU and Central America should be suspended until normal political and institutional life is restored in Honduras, said the European Parliament's...

Fresh challenge to EU ministers after they abandon moves for Commission Presidency vote in July

EU ministers today abandoned moves to fast-track the reappointment of Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso after pressure from the European Parliament’s Socialists and Democrats backed by other...

S&D Group claim victory as fast-track Barroso decision is blocked

The Socialists and Democrats group in the European Parliament today claimed a victory on blocking the fast-track reappointment of Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso at a parliamentary session...

Pressure mounts for despatch of UN envoy to Iran

Leaders of the European Parliament’s main left wing group today called for a special UN envoy to investigate events in Iran and condemned repression of peaceful demonstrations in the country. The...