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L'avenir des pensions européennes doit s'ancrer davantage dans une réflexion sociale

La Commission Européenne a présenté hier un livre vert traçant les grandes lignes d'un projet de systèmes de retraite adéquats , viables et sûrs en Europe. Si les socialistes accueillent...

'Commission's reaction arrives too late for hundreds of Roma people', says Martin Schulz

"The reaction of Commissioner Reding is late, for a lot of people affected by French Government actions, too late", said S&D group leader Martin Schulz, following today's decision by the European...

Surprise in Brussels over past-dominated debate in former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia

Alleged events in 1995 now dominate political debate in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Centre-left politicians in Brussels today urged an end to argument over the past and called for a...

'Roma deportations from France must end'

"The Sarkozy government is not only breaching European laws and values by illegally expelling EU citizens of Roma origin, but also undermining its credibility by making contradictory statements on...

EU deal sets 30-day deadline for paying bills

Companies and public authorities will have to pay their bills within a 30-day deadline under a deal struck last night between the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers on the Late Payment...

European Parliament calls for saving the Jordan River

Based on an S&D Group initiative, the European Parliament adopted today a resolution calling for efforts to save the Lower Jordan River that risks running dry by the end of 2011. The 184-strong...

Euro MPs hail U.N. breakthrough on Kosovo

A draft UN resolution on Kosovo, drawn up by Serbia and the EU for a vote later today, was hailed at the European Parliament in Strasbourg as "an important breakthrough for the region." Socialists...