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Europe chalks up another victory for women’s rights

Socialist & Democrat MEPs secured a famous victory in the European Parliament this week by winning recognition for a woman’s right to own and control her own body, particularly for abortion and...

EU - Ukraine: A common challenge and responsibility

The situation in Ukraine following the second round of presidential elections last Sunday was the subject of EP debates this evening. Leading S&D MEPs urged the newly elected president to be a...

Join the debate on the Barroso II Commission live today!

The main progressive group in the European Parliament will live blog the plenary debate on the Commission-designate ahead of the vote tomorrow, Tuesday 09 February from 9h00 - 12h00. Watch live and...

Warning of turf wars and passionate call for social action ahead of key vote on new EU Commission

Ahead of a European Parliament vote to approve or reject the new European Commission, the leader of the European Parliament's main progressive group Martin Schulz today made an impassioned call for a...

On Wednesday evening, 3 February 2010, SOLIDAR was delighted to present the Silver Rose Awards to distinguished personalities Pierre Mauroy and Gyula Horn

On Wednesday evening, SOLIDAR was delighted to present the Silver Rose Awards to distinguished personalities Pierre Mauroy and Gyula Horn, as well as the Columbian Trade Unions and the European Roma...

Convincing performance by commission nominee for humanitarian aid

EU commission nominee for humanitarian aid, Kristalina Georgieva of Bulgaria, today gave an excellent performance at her European Parliament hearing in Brussels, said Socialists and Democrat MEPs. In...

S&D say no to bad deal on EU citizens' bank data to the USA (Swift)

A deal that allows the US government to access EU citizens' private bank details is set to collapse after just a few days, following its rejection today by the European Parliament’s main progressive...

Plenary Session - European Parliament in Strasbourg from 8 to 11 February 2010. Socialist and Democrat priorities on the agenda

Socialist and Democrat Priorities - Plenary Session - February I - Strasbourg Monday 8 February 2010 Report on Equality between men and women in the European Union Tuesday 9 February 2010 Eligibility...