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Electric cars : Which road to take? Conclusions from the conference, 15 April 2010

In the last few years, the challenges posed by climate change have led to technological development of batteries and energy storage systems, and to a greater market awareness of these matters, all of...

"Women have a key role to play in building peace"

Socialists and Democrats leader Martin Schulz is urging the European Parliament to use its new powers to promote human rights worldwide. Speaking at a conference on Women in the Peace Process, held...

Healthy ageing a European priority

Socialists and Democrats considers that the creation of a sustainable and creative Europe represents the most challenging and important issue for the future. Societal challenges are the focal point,...

Euro MPs invite public to join an online debate on copyright and counterfeiting

The S&D Group will stream and live blog a round table discussion on the anti-counterfeiting trade agreement ACTA today on www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu Euro MPs today called for public...

Coordination of fiscal policies must be linked to EU 2020 strategy

S&D Euro MPs today welcomed a commitment from the European Commission to present proposals to strengthen the Euro zone and ensure long term stability but warned that the EU should not engage in a...

EU challenge for Cameron

Leading European politicians today challenged British Conservative leader David Cameron to "come clean" over his alliances with right-wing parties in other EU countries. Martin Schulz, leader of the...

Euro MPs voice concern for Europe's postal services

The European Parliament's main progressive group, the Socialists and Democrats, today backed a European trade union demonstration in Brussels on liberalisation of postal services, to take effect on...

Schulz takes firm stance on democracy and secularism in Turkey

The European Parliament's main progressive group, the 184-strong Socialists and Democrats, tonight reiterated its support for continuing talks on Turkish accession to the EU. But the group called on...