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EU Farmers cannot wait for politics to change seasons

On the initiative of Socialist and Democrat MEPs in the Committee on Agriculture, the European Parliament yesterday called the Agriculture Commissioner Marianne Fischer Boel to refer to the plenary...

Turkish Constitutional Court’s ruling against Kurds “dangerous”

The ruling issued by the Turkish Constitutional Court on outlawing the Kurdish DTP (Democratic Society Party) seriously imperils the country’s democratisation process and jeopardises moves to...

New EU scheme helps jobless people to set up firms

The European Parliament today gave the go-ahead for a scheme to help jobless people to set up their own businesses. Said French Socialist MEP Pervenche Berès, who chairs the parliamentary committee...

Commission chief reveals change of policy direction

Commission President José Manuel Barroso is to make major policy changes in his second term of office, including urgent strengthening of social policy, he revealed today. Under pressure from S&D...

MEPs question the Commission and Council

European parliament rules make provision for MEPs to submit written and oral questions to the European commission and to the Council. This can be an opportunity for MEPs to take up issues of local...

EU urged to push training schemes for new green jobs

The S&D Group is pressing the EU to step up support for vocational training to develop people's skills in the new green economy. The Group believes that such training can play a key role in...

"Melting Iceberg" gives UN 12 days for Christmas deal

As a high-level S&D delegation prepares to join the UN climate change talks in Copenhagen next week, Group leader Martin Schulz today called for a global action to deliver a far reaching and...

Winners of the European Book Prize

The winners of the European Book Prize, announced at a ceremony in Brussels on 9 December, were... Mariusz Szczygiel (PL) - for the novel "Gottland" Sylvie Goulard (FR) - for the essay "L'Europe pour...