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Thalidomide-survivors

All Thalidomide survivors must be fairly compensated

The Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament co-hosted an event this evening in Brussels to show solidarity with Thalidomide victims. At the event the documentary “The secret deal...
Gianni Pittella calling on all MEPs to assume their political responsibility and go vote

Pittella: Commission proposals a step forward. Now legal migration channels must be opened

Speaking after the European Commission put forward a series of measures on tackling the migration crisis, S&D Group President Gianni Pittella said: “The first priority must be to save the lives...
EU budgets: More resources and greater flexibility to deal with emerging crises, Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), Isabelle Thomas, S&D MEP Jens Geier, refugees, #EuwakeUp, #TaxJustice, Eider Gardiazábal Rubial,

S&D Euro MPs back new guidelines to fight poverty in developing countries

Against the backdrop of the new global challenges the world has to digest such as climate change, migration, security, the committee of Development in the European Parliament today gave its green...
People who provide humanitarian assistance to refugees should be celebrated not prosecuted

People who provide humanitarian assistance to refugees should be celebrated not prosecuted

The S&D Group today renewed its call for EU legislation to be changed to ensure that those providing humanitarian assistance to refugees are not criminalised. This call came following a petition...
CETA can open the way to fairer trade agreements. We won’t turn our back on citizens’ concerns, say leading S&Ds

CETA can open the way to fairer trade agreements. We won’t turn our back on citizens’ concerns, say leading S&Ds

The Socialists and Democrats are committed to shaping globalisation through reinforced standards and rights, to ensure that trade benefits not just multinationals, but workers and ordinary citizens...
Led by the S&Ds, the EU is a step closer to eliminating conflict minerals from its market

Led by the S&Ds, the EU is a step closer to eliminating conflict minerals from its market

The Socialists and Democrats waged a strong campaign to exclude conflict minerals from the European market and – after a long and difficult political battle – a regulation will be soon adopted by the...
S&Ds united with Turkey against terrorism

Further erosion of democratic checks in Turkey looming

The proposed constitutional amendments in Turkey will move the country even further away from democracy. The Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament regrets the adoption of the 18...