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Pittella on Catalonia: An illegal and invalid referendum but a sad day for Spain and Europe

Speaking on the on-going situation in Catalonia, S&D Group President Gianni Pittella said: “This is a sad day for Spain and for the whole of Europe. There is no doubt that the non-referendum...
Two years of internal border controls will put one of EU's greatest achievements at risk, say S&D MEPs, Gianni Pittella, Birgit Sippel, control checks and border queues, Schengen,

Pittella in letter to Tusk: Romania and Bulgaria must finally become full members of Schengen

The S&D Group today demanded, in a letter addressed to the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk to take all the necessary steps to enable Bulgaria and Romania to join the Schengen area...
Signposts point in opposite directions to UK and Europe

Pittella & Gualtieri on Brexit negotiations: Insufficient progress to begin talks on future relationship

Following the latest round of negotiations between the EU27 and the United Kingdom on the withdrawal from the European Union, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella and Group negotiator Roberto...
With Africa partner and priority

European Socialists and Democrats call for a real partnership with Africa

"We Europeans want and need to strengthen our co-operation, at all levels, with Africa – a continent blessed with immense resources, especially its people", argued the president of the S&D Group...
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S&D MEP Soledad Cabezón calls for a bigger role of society in FP9, after Horizon 2020

The EU is currently implementing its biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever, the Horizon 2020 programme, with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). However,...
Safe country of origin lists must not prejudice individuals’ right to claim asylum, #EuWakeUp, EuWakeUp, migration, refugee, Asylum Procedures Directive, Sylvie Guillaume, Birgit Sippel,

Pittella: EU Commission finally acknowledges the need to revise Dublin

Following today´s decision of the College of EU Commissioners on migration, the President of the S&D Group, Gianni Pittella, stated: "After more than three years, the entire EU College of...
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S&Ds: referendum by the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq was counterproductive

The S&D Group does not recognise the results of the referendum on independence carried out by the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq on 25 September 2017. S&D vice-president Victor...