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S&D Group Vice-president Hannes Swoboda, who is in charge of preparations for the hearings of the Commissioners-designate for the group said :- (VIDEO EN)

"We want people to be involved in these hearings because Commission decisions affect us all. We must make sure that only the best possible candidates are appointed for the next five-year term." WATCH...

Centre-left invites public to join grilling of Commission candidates

Centre-left Euro MPs today invited members of the public to submit questions for next week's parliamentary hearings of candidates for the new European Commission. The 184-strong S&D Group has...

Euro MPs “disappointed” over Copenhagen

S&D Group Euro MPs today voiced disappointment at the outcome of the Copenhagen talks and said they would return to the issue at next month’s parliamentary hearings for the new European...

S&D delegation called on EU leaders to demonstrate real leadership in the climate talks

S&D are very concerned about the lack of agreement so far in the climate change talks. With one day to go, no clear deal seems to be emerging. However as leaders begin to arrive in Copenhagen,...

Right wing accused of "absurd insinuations" over Commission hearings

The S&D Group today rounded on right-wing Euro MPs accusing them of "absurd insinuations" about the communist past of some nominees to the new European Commission in advance of parliamentary...

Outrage as gays face death penalty in Uganda

The European Parliament today called on Ugandan MPs to reject a bill that will criminalise homosexuality and leave lesbian, gay or bisexual people facing life in prison or even the death penalty. The...

Terrorist black list: S&D want fight against terrorism to be tough and fair

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution calling on the EU to improve respect of human rights in the fight against terrorism. "Terrorism needs to be fought. Though the fight against...