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S&D priorities - Strasbourg session from 16 to 19 January 2017

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Quote of the week For us a new phase has started with the outcome of the EP president elections and we will work together with our progressive colleagues in this house to strive for a better and...
S&Ds lead pro-European progressive forces in support of #SocialRights

S&Ds lead pro-European progressive forces in support of #SocialRights

The Socialists and Democrats led a solid progressive majority today in the European Parliament in support of a major report on the European Pillar of Social Rights . The report was drafted by S&D...
S&D Group strongly represented in EP presidency with 5 vice-presidents and 1 quaestor

S&D Group strongly represented in EP presidency with 5 vice-presidents and 1 quaestor

Today the European Parliament continued voting for the new EP’s governing administration after the mid-term review. Out of 14 vice-presidents elected for the EP presidency, the following 5 vice-...
S&D Group on May’s Brexit speech: barrier-free access to single market means accepting EU standards

S&D Group on May’s Brexit speech: barrier-free access to single market means accepting EU standards

Reacting to Theresa May’s speech outlining the UK’s objectives in the upcoming Brexit negotiations, S&D Group vice-president Jeppe Kofod MEP said: “Finally Theresa May has said more than just ‘...
“Deadlock in FTT negotiations in Council no longer acceptable - time for a decision” say S&Ds

Deadlock in FTT negotiations in Council no longer acceptable - time for a decision, say S&Ds

During a debate later today in Strasbourg, S&D Euro MEPs will call on EU finance ministers from the 10 participating countries to implement a deal on the introduction of a financial transaction...
Pittella - close EP vote

Pittella: Congratulations to new EP president Tajani. Now a new political phase starts

Speaking following the election of Antonio Tajani as the new president of the European Parliament, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella said: "I want to congratulate Antonio Tajani, the newly...
Gianni Pittella calling on all MEPs to assume their political responsibility and go vote

Gianni Pittella calling on all MEPs to assume their political responsibility and go vote

Ahead of the final round of the European Parliament president elections, S&D Group president and candidate for future EP president Gianni Pittella, sent the following statements to all MEPs: “I...
Verhofstadt’s new political somersault: from Grillo to Berlusconi in one week

S&D Group: Verhofstadt’s new political somersault - from Grillo to Berlusconi in one week

Following today´s deal between the EPP and ALDE groups in the European Parliament, Tanja Fajon, S&D Group vice-president and spokesperson, said on behalf of the Group: "From Grillo to Berlusconi...