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Euro MPs flex their muscle over EU external action service

Progressive Euro MPs today flexed their muscles over the EU's new external action service warning EU heads of state and government that unless their demands are met they will use their Lisbon treaty...

European Roma strategy - time for action

The European Parliament today approved a resolution on the second European Roma summit, calling for firmer action on Roma inclusion. The S&D Group considers Roma inclusion to be one of its...

European Parliament urges member states to assume responsibility for developing countries

In an S&D victory over conservatives, the European Parliament today urged the EU and its Member States to fulfil their Official Development Aid (ODA) commitments to developing countries. A report...

S&D vote to put an end to EU countries' disputes on sea rescue operations of refugees

European Socialists and Democrats today in Brussels foiled an attempt by conservative political forces to oppose a Commission proposal aimed at putting to an end Member states' passing the buck on...

"Europe must show solidarity with Greece in order to thwart speculation"

During a parliamentary debate on Tuesday, the head of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, urged EU leaders, and Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel in particular,...

Schulz and Stanishev agreed that the EU 2020 strategy should be more ambitious

Socialist leaders expressed concern over economic policy led by Bulgarian right-wing government Informal talks today between the head of the Bulgarian Socialist Party Sergei Stanishev and the leader...

Plenary Session - European Parliament in Brussels from 24 to 25 March 2010. Socialist and Democrat priorities on the agenda

Socialist and Democrat Priorities - Plenary Session - March II - Brussels Wednesday 24 March 2010 Priorities for the 2011 budget Agricultural product quality policy: what strategy to follow? The...

Left triumphs in France’s regional elections

Last Sunday, France’s Parti socialiste followed up its success in the first round of voting by emerging as the clear winner of the regional elections alongside its electoral allies, Europe écologie...