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“Sleeping Beauty Europe must wake up”

Close strategic collaboration on foreign policy between the 27 EU nations, using every country’s special relationships for mutual benefit, and an EU seat in the UN Security Council, emerged today as...

Tunisia must uphold its citizens’ rights

The S&D Group in the European Parliament has strongly condemned the firing of live rounds at demonstrators in Tunisia and urged the country’s president, Ben Ali, to order the police and the army...

Libya must improve its human rights record

The EU should not sign a Framework Agreement with Libya, which is currently under negotiation and covers a wide range of areas, without guaranteeing that Libya takes concrete steps to improve respect...

Europe must fulfil its promises to Haiti

Marking the first anniversary of the earthquake that killed 220,000 people in Haiti, the European Parliament's Socialists and Democrats today called for stronger commitment to the country. They urged...

Progressive Euro MPs raise threat of sanctions against Hungary

Hungary faces EU sanctions over its controversial new media law, following action today by the main progressive group in the European Parliament in defence of values set out in the Treaty of Lisbon...

The European parliament steps up pressure for Eurobonds

Just a few hours before the opening of a crucial EU summit, the European Parliament today called on heads of state and government to consider the launch of Euro bonds as a tool to stabilise the euro...

More civilian approach for Afghanistan

S&D Group in the European Parliament expresses its satisfaction with the contents of the resolution on Afghanistan which was voted today in Strasbourg by a large majority of MEPs. The resolution...

Political leaders must not be afraid of Citizens' initiative

Following today's adoption - with 98% of members present - in Strasbourg of the European citizens' initiative, S&D leader Martin Schulz said: "The European Citizens’ Initiative is a unique...