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Pittella, Barnier has experience necessary for Brexit role, European Commission’s chief negotiator,

Pittella: Conservatives to be blamed for Brexit´s negative consequences. We´ll defend EU and UK citizens’ rights.

Following the decision of the UK Government to trigger Article 50 and begin the UK’s departure from the EU, S&D Group President Gianni Pittella said: “It is a sad day today for the whole of...
Peace and democracy for Congo

S&Ds condemn violence and crimes in DRC

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament today expressed grave concerns over the growing violence and political instability in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and called for the de-...
Are big banks’ profits in tax havens legal, The Commission must launch a full investigation and lift all doubtspresident of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella, S&D Group vice-president Udo Bullmann and S&D spo

Are big banks’ profits in tax havens legal? The Commission must launch a full investigation and lift all doubts

“The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament today called on the European Commission to investigate potential breach of EU competition rules following the revelations of a report on the...
S&Ds: Tackling Roma discrimination needs to be at heart of EU's work, Roma Holocaust,  MEP Soraya Post, Tanja Fajon MEP,

S&Ds: Tackling Roma discrimination needs to be at heart of EU's work

The EU must do more to recognise and remember the victims of the Roma Holocaust and tackle the continuing discrimination Roma people face in Europe today; that was the call from the S&D Group...
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 “The future of Europe is in our hands. We see nationalism and extremism growing in many EU countries today, putting in question the basic...
Pittella on London attack: We must fight back against fundamentalism in our societies,

Pittella on London attack: We must fight back against fundamentalism in our societies

Following the terrorist attack in London yesterday and confirmation that the attacker had links with Islamic extremism, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella said: “We are deeply saddened by the...
Pittella: S&D Bureau calls on Dijsselbloem to resign

Pittella: S&D Bureau calls on Dijsselbloem to resign

Following a meeting of the S&D Group bureau today, Group President Gianni Pittella said: "We would have expected a clear apology from Dijsselbloem after his statement that was both shameful and...
Pittella on anniversary of Brussels attacks: We stand united against hatred and fundamentalism

Pittella on anniversary of Brussels attacks: We stand united against hatred and fundamentalism

Speaking on the one-year anniversary of the Brussels terror attacks, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella said: "One year ago today, 32 innocent people lost their lives and 340 were injured in the...