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Pittella, We want to ensure access to parental rights for all, #SocialRights, International Women’s Day, gender equality, work-life balance, #ourfightwomensrights,

Pittella: We want to ensure access to parental rights for all

On International Women’s Day, S&D Euro MPs called on the European Commission to take action in order to improve the balance of responsibility between men and women in both their professional and...
Success in tackling the endemic youth unemployment,  Isabelle Thomas, schoolofdemocracy,

Success in tackling the endemic youth unemployment

The S&D Group congratulates Italy for withdrawing its reservation on the revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020. S&D Group vice-president responsible for the budget,...
"Orban's rubber bullets and tear gas are not the answer. National ministers must agree to a lasting European solution today," says Pittella, adoption by the Hungarian Parliament of a motion for resolution, non-lethal force against refugees on the Hungaria

S&Ds: detention of asylum seekers in Hungary is not just inhumane but shameful

The S&D Group strongly condemns the decision of the Hungarian parliament to detain asylum seekers in camps built from converted shipping containers at the country’s southern borders. The...
Multiple speed Europe Versailles March 2017

Pittella: We stand for a united integration process – Multi-speed options must not leave anyone behind

Following the meeting yesterday in Paris between the heads of state and government of France, Italy, Germany and Spain, the president of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European parliament...
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 We cannot accept the sacrifice of a common European future as a result of the short-sightedness of the Council or because of a fear of possible...
S&Ds back co-operation at inter-parliamentary conference on trans-European networks policy and connectivity agenda, #DigitalUnion, Knut Fleckenstein MEP, Isabella De Monte MEP, digitalunion,

S&Ds back co-operation at inter-parliamentary conference on trans-European networks policy and connectivity agenda

Two MEPs from the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament attended the inter-parliamentary conference on trans-European networks policy (TEN-T) and the connectivity agenda held in...
Migrant children

S&Ds: we cannot tolerate detention of unaccompanied migrant children

The S&D Group is deeply concerned by the Commission’s remarks that it remains open to the detention of unaccompanied migrant children in special child detention centres. In 2015 alone, over 96,...
Commission's Creative Europe Framework Programme

S&Ds call on the Commission to increase funding for European creative, cultural and audiovisual sectors

The Socialists and Democrats pushed today in the plenary in Brussels in favour of increasing the budget for the Creative Europe framework programme in order to meet the ambitions set. They also...