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EU urged to back democracy movements in Bahrain, Syria and Yemen

People from Syria, Bahrain and Yemen who are fighting for fundamental human rights, dignity, transparency and democracy must be helped now by the European Union and its member states, say Socialists...

Japanese nuclear waste: "risk from imported canned fish", says senior EU lawmaker

Shoppers could be buying radiation-contaminated fish from Japan because of shortcomings in EU labelling rules, said a senior member of the European Parliament fisheries committee today. EU rules on...

Refugee boat tragedy near Lampedusa, S&D calls upon EU governments to unblock resettlement programme and activate solidarity mechanism

"The terrible reports of a Libyan refugee boat which capsized at sea near Lampedusa should be clear evidence to EU countries of the immediate and critical nature of the refugee flows in the...

Rushed asylum procedures will not make European governments' lives easier

The first days when a refugee arrives to Europe are crucial in determining their status and European countries must, by 2012, improve their asylum procedures on that very first stage, according to a...

European Parliament calls for a progressive EU investment policy

Ahead of EU talks on investment deals with key global players, including Canada, India and Singapore, the European Parliament today called on the Commission and the 27 member states to develop an...

"A healthy dose of social is required to re-establish citizens’ confidence in the internal market"

In Strasbourg on Wednesday the European Parliament delivered its opinion on a package of measures – the Single Market Act – designed to reinvigorate the Single Market. Socialist and Democrat MEPs...

Richard Howitt condemns the systematic killing of Syrian democracy protesters

S&D Euro MP Richard Howitt today called for worldwide attention to continuing systematic killing of democracy protesters in Syria, to coincide with today's European Parliament debate in the...

Urgent need for EU law to end sexual violence, say Euro MPs

One in ten women is a victim of sexual violence, according to a European Parliament expert on gender issues. Danish MEP Britta Thomsen, the S&D Group's spokesperson on gender policy, said in...