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following Lampedusa and Ceuta tragedies

S&Ds: We must ensure basic protection for asylum seekers who arrive in EU

Today the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee backed a report calling for a guaranteed minimum level of reception conditions for asylum seekers arriving in the...
Commission proposals on digital single market a positive step forward, Evelyne Gebhardt, geo-blocking, Petra Kammerevert, Josef Weidenholzer,

Parliament votes to put an end to geo-blocking of online goods or services

The European Parliament’s internal market and consumer protection committee today voted in favour of new rules that would prevent geo-blocking of online content in the EU. This means that companies...
WiFi4EU - Free Wi-Fi for all Europeans, digitalunion, S&D MEP Carlos Zorrinho, S&D MEP Josef Weidenholzer, Wi-Fi connectivity,

WiFi4EU - Free Wi-Fi for all Europeans

Today, the industry committee backed a plan to offer free Wi-Fi connectivity in public spaces such as parks, squares and public buildings everywhere in Europe through WiFi4EU. The initial 2017 to...
A stronger Europe can protect human rights and democracy, say S&Ds, Human Rights and Democracy in the World 2014,  Antonio Panzeri, promoting social, economic, civil and cultural rights, and especially the rights of women and children, Elena Valenciano,

S&Ds praise progress on human rights in Bolivia but call for further improvement

S&D Euro MPs Francisco Assis , spokesperson on EUROLAT, and Ana Gomes participated in the European Parliament mission to Bolivia that took place from the 18-20 April to evaluate the human rights...

Parliament backs European Fund for Sustainable Development, aimed at mobilising 44 billion for investment in Africa

The European Parliament today backed the Commission proposal for a European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD). The fund will bring together a new EFSD Guarantee Fund and existing tools into a...
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Pittella: The French people have voted for change – now we must unite to block the Front National

Following the first round of voting in the French presidential elections, the S&D Group president Gianni Pittella said: “Tonight, the French people voted for change. It was a clear message that...
Weekly Update - 14 to 18 March 2016

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

Quote of the week by S&D President, Gianni Pittella 17.04.2017 “Another harsh blow against democracy and rule of law has been dealt in Turkey. This is yet another decisive step away from Europe...