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inmates

S&D Group calls on Governor of Arkansas to stop the scheduled executions of seven inmates in 11 days

The S&D Group in the European Parliament has called on the Governor of Arkansas to stop the scheduled executions of seven inmates this month. In a joint statement, S&D Group vice president...
famine

S&Ds call for urgent action to prevent looming famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

The Socialists and Democrats are alarmed at the warning of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) of the death risk from starvation in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria is rising and call for urgent...
social_europe social rights

Pittella: There will be no future for the European Union without a strong Social Union

The S&D Group wants legislation to ensure decent working conditions in all forms of employment, a living wage for all Europeans and a European Child Guarantee. These were some of the proposals...
S&Ds call for the release of all political protesters ahead of presidential elections in Gambia, Richard Howitt, David Martin, Human rights,

S&D praise smooth running of elections in Gambia

Cecile Kyenge, S&D vice-president of the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly and Marie Arena, S&D co-ordinator of the Delegation were among the Euro MPs observing the recent...
Weekly Update - 14 to 18 March 2016

S&Ds - Weekly Update. This week's highlights and what's coming up

Quote of the week “Shame, shame, shame. We can’t find a more suitable word to stress our deepest indignation, sorrow and anger for the disgraceful chemical attack on the Syrian city of Khan Sheikhoun...
European Solidarity Corps: S&Ds insist quality jobs for young European must not be replaced by unpaid volunteering

European Solidarity Corps: S&Ds insist quality jobs for young Europeans must not be replaced by unpaid volunteering

The Socialists and Democrats Group today pushed through an important resolution on the European Solidarity Corps, calling on the Commission to ensure that the initiative is properly funded and that...
EU-US Privacy Shield

Commission must see if US law allowing sale of browser histories will affect Europeans

The European Parliament today backed a report looking at the data protection agreement between the US and EU, known as the privacy shield. The report made clear the S&D Group’s concerns about...
S&Ds: Parliament backs visa liberalisation for Ukraine,  visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens visiting the EU, S&D vice-president Tanja Fajon, Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann MEP,

S&Ds: Parliament backs visa liberalisation for Ukraine

The S&D Group today backed visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens visiting the EU. S&D vice-president Tanja Fajon said: “The S&D Group has been a staunch supporter of Ukraine and the...