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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...
Gianni Pittella: In Rome we will relaunch the European project for the people and with the people, #EuropeTogether, The Future of Europe - Shaping our Future Together, Sergei Stanishev, PES president,

Gianni Pittella: In Rome we will relaunch the European project for the people and with the people!

Ahead of the festivities around the signing of the Treaties of Rome 60 years ago, the S&D Group together with its partners will organise its next “TOGETHER” event. The event will take place on...
Gianni Pittella calling on all MEPs to assume their political responsibility and go vote

Pittella: Dijsselbloem's words are shameful. How can someone who expresses such beliefs be fit to be the Eurogroup president?

Commenting on the discriminatory comments in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung towards the countries of southern Europe, S&D Group President Gianni Pittella said: "It is not the first time Jeroen...
Pittella : Benoît Hamon est le candidat de la gauche européenne, #EuropeTogether

Pittella: Benoît Hamon is the candidate of the European left

“For European social democrats, Benoît Hamon is the candidate of the left for the presidential election in France,” said Gianni Pittella. The president of the S&D Group spoke at a meeting with...
Pittella and Mayor of Athens Giorgio Kamini - Honorary citizen of Athens ceremony 17 March 2017

Collective bargaining must be guaranteed for the Greek citizens

Following a meeting today in Athens with the Greek Prime minister Alexis Tsipras, Gianni Pittella said: "Greece has already paid an enormous price for unjustified austerity. "We call on the Eurogroup...
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 "We call on the leaders meeting in Rome next week to fortify our European house. The more our house is threatened, weakened and under attack;...
S&Ds push through new law that will cut use of conflict minerals fuelling war, Pittella, men, women and children in Africa, #4Africa, #ConflictMinerals, Marie Arena MEP,

S&Ds push through new law that will cut use of conflict minerals fuelling war

After a strong campaign by the Socialists and Democrats, the European Parliament today adopted a new law to exclude conflict minerals from the European market. The law will introduce a legal system...
Gianni Pittella speaking in plenary

Pittella: Rome summit must lead to a new direction for Europe and not just a different speed

Speaking during this morning's plenary debate on the upcoming Rome summit, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella stated: "We cannot, Europe cannot allow itself to go through a further void, by...