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Refugee boy in tent

Pittella: Parliament backs radical asylum reform, finally removing first country of entry principle

The European Parliament’s civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee today backed a fundamental change to the EU’s asylum rules. Under the current system, in most cases, the asylum seeker...
Daphne Caruana Galizia

Pittella: Everything possible must be done to find those responsible for death of Daphne Caruana Galizia

Following the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella said: “The murder of the Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has caused a wave of...
Austria

Gianni Pittella: Social Democracy wins if we show clear alternative to the right!

Following the parliamentary elections in Austria and the regional elections in Lower-Saxony (Germany) over the weekend, the Socialists and Democrats are set to continue shaping their identity...
Weekly Update - 14 to 18 March 2016

S&D Times - Together Convention and Progressive Leaders

Quote of the week “Things cannot be changed through an illegal referendum. What did it achieve? Only damage. Damage to citizens; damage to Spain and also damage to Europe. A strong Spain in an ever...
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...
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...

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