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S&Ds exclude any possible under-the-table deal with ALDE or any other group over the European Parliament president election

S&Ds exclude any possible under-the-table deal with ALDE or any other group over the European Parliament president election

Following the circulation of press rumours about an unrealistic under-the-table deal between the presidents of the S&D Group, Gianni Pittella, and the ALDE Group, Guy Verhofstadt, which would...
Western Sahara

Commission and Member States must respect ECJ ruling that Western Sahara is not part of Morocco

The EU-Morocco trade agreements are not applicable to Western Sahara, as it is not part of Moroccan territory, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) confirmed in its judgement today. However, the ECJ...
ACP-EU meeting in Nairobi

S&Ds continue to play a leading role in ACP-EU relations

S&D Members participated this week in the 32nd plenary session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly which took place in Nairobi, Kenya from December 19 to 21 2016. S&D MEP and Group...
Tanja Fajon: A president of the EU Parliament who fights for values of Berlusconi and Orbán, Tanja Fajon,

Jo Leinen: Mr. Tajani, will you defend EU's global leadership on climate change? Your voting record suggests otherwise

The EPP candidate to chair the European Parliament said in his Manifesto that the Energy Union and fighting climate change are vital for him. However, his voting behaviour on some key files to raise...
Poland must not choose path of illiberal democracy

Poland must not choose path of illiberal democracy

Poland is at a crossroads. The government must listen to the protestors and the European Commission and choose the path of liberal democracy, not increased authoritarianism. That was the message from...
Dieselgate: Member states not complying with existing legislation must be penalised, say S&Ds

Member states and Commission turned a blind eye to Dieselgate cheating

Today the co-rapporteurs of the Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurement in the Automotive Sector (EMIS) published its first draft report, which will be discussed by all political groups on 12...
Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila

Joseph Kabila's decision to postpone presidential elections in DRC is unacceptable

Following Joseph Kabila’s decision to postpone the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the president of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella said: “...
S&Ds united with Turkey against terrorism

S&Ds united with Turkey against terrorism

The S&D Group strongly condemns the latest terrorist attacks in Turkey and sends it condolences to the families of all the victims. S&D MEP and European Parliament rapporteur on Turkey Kati...