Press releases

Press Releases

Find the latest news from the S&D Group.

Filter options

Results: 3920

Croatia's EU negotiations in a decisive phase

The 2009 progress report by S&D Group vice president Hannes Swoboda commends Croatia for the results it achieved last year in adopting legislation and carrying out reforms required to qualify for...

Hopes for early talks on EU membership

The EP's foreign affairs committee today agreed the 2009 Progress Report on the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The report notes that the opening of accession talks has been recommended and is...

EU acts to end a million needle-stick accidents a year

Euro MPs today approved an agreement between health professions and trades unions aimed at reducing the alarming rate of needle-stick accidents in hospitals and other institutions. A report presented...

Euro MPs meet Opel workers in Antwerp

A delegation of S&D Euro MPs led by Belgian MEP Kathleen Van Brempt, will visit the Opel factory in Antwerp today for talks with trades unions and the workforce. Said Ms Van Brempt, leader of the...

German social democrat MEPs declare solidarity with Opel employees in Antwerp. Plant closure is a blow for workers and the European Union alike

The delegation of the German social democrat Members in the European Parliament declare their solidarity with the Opel employees in Antwerp. The planned closure of the plant in Belgium and the...

Haiti: Gualtieri, European commission must start the procedure to raise funds for emergencies

Once again an immense tragedy has hit Haiti which desperately needs swift, strong and coordinated support from the European Union and its Member States. The EU, founded on the principles of...

Human rights violations in China and the notable case of Liu Xiaobo

In Strasbourg on 21 January, the members of the S&D Group not only abstained from the final vote in the emergency resolution on China, but also proclaimed their support for the Chinese dissident...

Euro MPs investigate clashes in Italy's tangerine groves

The S&D Group is sending a high-level delegation to Rosarno, Italy, today to investigate violent clashes between local people and migrant workers many of whom are employed illegally by organised...