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Pittella and Mayor of Athens Giorgio Kamini - Honorary citizen of Athens ceremony 17 March 2017

Collective bargaining must be guaranteed for the Greek citizens

Following a meeting today in Athens with the Greek Prime minister Alexis Tsipras, Gianni Pittella said: "Greece has already paid an enormous price for unjustified austerity. "We call on the Eurogroup...
Weekly Update - 14 to 18 March 2016

S&Ds - Weekly Update. This week's highlights and what's coming up

Quote of the week by S&D President, Gianni Pittella "We call on the leaders meeting in Rome next week to fortify our European house. The more our house is threatened, weakened and under attack;...
S&Ds: Arctic should remain a low-tension zone of constructive international cooperation

S&Ds: Arctic should remain a low-tension zone of constructive international cooperation

The Socialists and Democrats voted today in favour of a strong and integrated EU policy for the Arctic that takes into consideration the geopolitical and environmental importance of the region and...
S&Ds push through new law that will cut use of conflict minerals fuelling war, Pittella, men, women and children in Africa, #4Africa, #ConflictMinerals, Marie Arena MEP,

S&Ds push through new law that will cut use of conflict minerals fuelling war

After a strong campaign by the Socialists and Democrats, the European Parliament today adopted a new law to exclude conflict minerals from the European market. The law will introduce a legal system...
Positive first step from the Commission on copyright, portability and contract reform, Joe Weidenholzer, S&D Vice-President for the Digital Union, Evelyn Regner, S&D MEP Evelyne Gebhardt,

S&Ds lead push for a 'connected' European Union and 5G internet by 2020

The European Parliament this week approved an agreement to make the 700 MHz band frequency available for internet use paving the way for 5G internet by 2020. The Parliament also backed two other...
S&D Group calls for new ways to fund EU budget, Isabelle Thomas, Mario Monti and Bulgarian Deputy Prime-Minister Ivailo Kalfin, member states' national budgets, as combating tax evasion, tax avoidance, fiscal dumping,

EU Budget 2018 must focus on migration, growth and creating quality jobs

The European Parliament today backed a report outlining its priorities for the 2018 EU budget, which made clear the Parliament would fight to ensure that Europe has the means necessary to tackle the...
LuxLeaks sentence is simply incomprehensible and shows why we need EU protections for whistleblowers, S&D MEP Virginie Rozière, Antoine Deltour and Raphaël Halet,

LuxLeaks sentence is simply incomprehensible and shows why we need EU protections for whistleblowers

The S&Ds are hugely disappointed by today’s verdict that the charges against LuxLeaks whistleblowers will be upheld. On the back of this verdict, the S&Ds will step up their fight for...