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S&Ds push for eradication of the gender pension gap, Gender Equality, #ourfightwomensrights, #SocialRights, Maria Noichl MEP, 40% less pension, Iratxe García Pérez,

S&Ds push for eradication of the gender pension gap

Today in Strasbourg, the Socialists and Democrats voted in favour of a report calling for an EU strategy to end and prevent the gender pension gap, in spite of attempts by the Christian Democrats and...
S&Ds: We stand with the Western Balkans to achieve their European aspirations, Tanja Fajon MEP, Antonio Panzeri MEP, Kosovo, Tonino Picula MEP, FYR Macedonia, Serbia,

S&Ds: We stand with the Western Balkans to achieve their European aspirations

The S&D Group in the European Parliament remains committed to the EU enlargement process for the Balkans and underlines that Europe's enlargement policy strengthens stability and democracy in...
Congolese authorities must respect country’s constitution, say S&Ds, Elena Valenciano, Cotonou Agreement, #4Africa, africa, Maria Arena,

Congolese authorities must respect country’s constitution, say S&Ds

The S&D Group in the European Parliament today backed a resolution on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo expressing concerns over the growing violence and political instability in...
S&Ds support pesticide ban on Ecological Focus Areas, Commission’s Delegated Act, Eric Andrieu MEP,

S&Ds support pesticide ban on Ecological Focus Areas

The Socialists and Democrats today led a cross-party coalition supporting a ban on the use of pesticides in Ecological Focus Areas (EFAs) across the EU despite strong right-wing opposition. The vote...
S&Ds step up climate action and deliver on effort sharing as Trump abandons Paris agreement, #EuropeTogether, COP21, greenhouse gas emissions, Kathleen Van Brempt, Miriam Dalli, right-wing EPP and ECR groups,

S&Ds step up climate action and deliver on effort sharing as Trump abandons Paris agreement

At the Socialists and Democrats request the European Parliament today debated US president Trump’s decision to leave the Paris climate agreement (COP21). In the debate the S&D Group highlighted...
S&Ds secure roaming deal: Europeans will no longer have to switch off data while travelling,  roaming, Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, wholesale data cap,

Pittella: Goodbye roaming, welcome Europe! We are finally ending roaming surcharges from tomorrow

This Thursday, 15 June 2017, finally roaming surcharges will be abolished in the EU. With the approval of lower inter-operator roaming charges the Socialists and Democrats pushed through the last...
S&Ds on glyphosate: Commission must ensure public health and transparency fully protected, Miriam Dalli MEP, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), genotoxicity and carcinogenity, Eric Andrieu MEP

S&Ds on glyphosate: Commission must ensure public health and transparency fully protected

Ahead of an important debate today in the plenary on glyphosate – the world's most widely used herbicidal active substance – the S&D Group calls on the Commission to urgently take all steps...
New energy efficiency labels help consumers save money and energy, MEP Martina Werner, #EndEnergyPoverty

New energy efficiency labels help consumers save money and energy

Today in Strasbourg, the European Parliament approved clearer rules on energy efficiency labelling. Current A+++ labels no longer reflect the technological advances made in recent years and will by...