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Progressive Euro MPs back Greek efforts to tackle the crisis

The European Parliament's main progressive group, the 184-strong Socialists and Democrats, today gave strong backing to efforts by the Greek government to manage the current financial crisis. S&D...

Swift agreement to fall. "EU and US must negotiate a better long term deal without further delay", says S&D Group

A progressive majority led by 184 - strong European Socialists and Democrats group today in Strasbourg overrode an EU-US agreement transferring in bulk European citizens' bank information to...

Enlargement: Keep on reforming to stay on track

The European Parliament today gave a positive overall assessment of last year's efforts by Croatia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to qualify for EU membership. The two S&D...

Promises must be kept and Turkey's accession process must continue

The S&D Group remains pro-accession and pro-reform for Turkey, and stands convinced that both Europe and Turkey must stand true to their promises for progress. Said Richard Howitt S&D Group...

Scrap banking secrecy to end tax evasion worth €200 billion

The European Parliament has backed S&D Group calls for an end to banking secrecy in order to strengthen the fight against tax evasion, estimated to cost €200 billion a year. Two reports adopted...

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...

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...

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...