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solidarity has no borders refugees migrants

S&Ds: Resettlement of refugees must not be conditional on co-operation on border control

The European Parliament’s civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee today voted in favour of a report on new proposals for rules on resettling refugees to the EU. Following pressure from...
Catalonia: Gianni Pittella and Enrique Barón Crespo call for dialogue within the law

Catalonia: Gianni Pittella and Enrique Barón Crespo call for dialogue within the law

The president of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, is closely following the unfolding of events in Catalonia. Today he met Enrique Barón Crespo, former...
Smart buildings energy graph

S&Ds push for smart buildings that will save energy and contribute to clean transport

Buildings eat up around 40% of the total energy used in the European Union and a big part of it still relies on fossil fuels. Improving building energy performance would lead to lower energy bills...
Spot light on europe and words banking union

S&D Euro MPs slam the Commission’s U-turn on the Banking Union

The Socialists and Democrats today have criticised the Commission’s plans to abandon the full insurance for depositors in the euro area known as the European Deposit Insurance Scheme (EDIS). S&D...
S&Ds on glyphosate: tractor spraying in a field

Commission has to clarify the Monsanto papers before the reauthorisation of glyphosate

For months, Socialists and Democrats have been demanding transparency from the European Commission and its agencies on the management of the glyphosate files. This substance, developed by the...
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 Group president: Gianni Pittella on the situation in Catalonia "To Rajoy and the Catalan authoritiies, I say invest every effort in dialogue. You can be Catalan, Spanish...
European Public Prosecutors Office EPPO words

EU Public Prosecutor a big step forward in fight against fraud but all member states should sign up

The European Parliament today backed the creation of a European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO). The new office will have the power to investigate, prosecute and bring to trial criminal offences...
European Court of Auditors' Annual Report on the EU budget for 2013

Auditors’ report: After 23 years we see a significant improvement in how EU money is spent

S&D MEPs today welcomed the European Court of Auditors (ECA) annual report for 2016, which showed a significant improvement in how EU money is spent. Inés Ayala Sender MEP, S&D Group...