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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...

Martin Schulz press conference: 10h30 on 2 July, European Parliament Press Room

S&D Group leader Martin Schulz will give a press conference on the constitutive session of the European Parliament at 10h30 on 2 July in the European Parliament Press Room, Brussels. Tony...

Lisbon Treaty: "Today’s ruling by Germany’s Constitutional Court removes uncertainty," argues Martin Schulz

Following the ruling on the Lisbon Treaty delivered on 30 June by Germany’s Constitutional Court, the German leader of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European...

Concern over impact of Honduran coup

The Group today roundly condemned military intervention that forced Honduran President Manuel Zelaya Honduras into exile. In a statement issued in Brussels, the Group added its voice to internaitonal...

Martin Schulz welcomes Mrs Shirin Ebadi

On Wednesday 24 June 2009 Martin Schulz, President of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament, received a visit from Mrs Shirin Ebadi, Iranian...

Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats elects its bureau

The Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament elected its bureau in Brussels on Wednesday. The bureau of the Group, which comprises European...