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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...
End of roaming by 15 June 2017: S&Ds get final piece of legislation through Parliament to make it happen, S&D MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Josef Weidenholzer, digitalunion, single market,

End of roaming by 15 June 2017: S&Ds get final piece of legislation through Parliament to make it happen

The Socialists and Democrats welcome today’s formal approval of lower inter-operator roaming charges by the European Parliament, the last piece of legislation needed to finally abolish roaming...

S&Ds lead the opposition to a 'Fortress Europe'

Following the adoption yesterday in Strasbourg by the European Parliament of the report on addressing refugee and migrant movements - the role of EU External Action - S&D vice-president and AFET...
S&Ds call on Chechen authorities to fully investigate reported detainment of 100 homosexual men and three deaths, LGBTI, S&D Group vice-president Elena Valenciano MEP, human rights committee chair Pier Antonio Panzeri MEP and S&D human rights co-ordinator

S&Ds call on Chechen authorities to fully investigate reported detainment of 100 homosexual men and three deaths

"We are deeply concerned by the report in the respected Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, which claims that more than 100 men, suspected of being gay, were rounded up and detained by authorities",...
fake news

S&Ds: EU must get tough on fake news

In today’s era of ‘alternative facts’, the left must fight back against the dangerous tide of fake news on social media. Speaking in a debate in Strasbourg, S&D MEPs today called upon the EU to...