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Plenary update - Strasbourg session from 12 to 15 December 2016

S&D Times

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&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-...
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...
Plenary update - Strasbourg session from 12 to 15 December 2016

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

S&D Priorities ▶ Tues 17 Election of the president of the European Parliament gianni.pittella@ep.europa.eu + 33 3 88 17 51 59 This Parliament needs a president who can increase the democratic...
S&D Group elects new Bureau and stands united behind Gianni Pittella as S&D candidate for EP president

Pittella a primus inter pares president - My vision for an inclusive and efficient European Parliament

Brexit, the migration humanitarian emergency, the threat of terrorism, armed conflicts at our doorsteps and the long lasting economic crisis have dramatically undermined the foundations of this...
S&D Group:  The EP does not need a grand coalition to ensure stability, Jens Geir, Manfred Weber, EPP,

S&D Group: The EP does not need a grand coalition to ensure stability

Commenting on the press conference organised by EPP Group president Manfred Weber in Brussels today, Jens Geier, newly-elected Head of the German SPD-Delegation said: “Over the last decades MEPs have...
Cécile Kyenge

Cécile Kyenge: Mr Tajani, do you know where Africa is? Your silence speaks volumes

Commenting on the upcoming election for the president of the European Parliament, S&D MEP Cécile Kyenge argues that Gianni Pittella is clearly the best choice for a strong EU-Africa strategy: "...

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