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Pre-summit preparation meeting in Ħamrun, Malta, PES president Sergei Stanishev and S&D Group president Gianni Pittella, migration, asylum, #EuwakeUp,

Pre-summit preparation meeting in Ħamrun, Malta

Leaders from the Party of European Socialists will hold a meeting in Malta on Friday 3 February to discuss the future of Europe on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, and the...
Pittella: Trump's racist policy on migration is offensive to Mexico and the whole of Europe, Eloy Cantú Segovia, refugees, #EuwakeUp,

Pittella: Trump's racist policy on migration is offensive to Mexico and the whole of Europe

During today's meeting with the Mexican Ambassador to EU, Eloy Cantú Segovia, the president of the S&D Group, Gianni Pittella, and the Group vice-president responsible for foreign policy,...
Weekly Update - 14 to 18 March 2016

S&Ds - Weekly Update. This week's highlights and what's coming up

Quote of the week The first priority must be to save the lives of people drowning in the Mediterranean and tackle the scourge of people smuggling. The new proposals from the Commission are a positive...
Pittella: "German right-wing forces must stop acting like a sheriff in Greece"

Pittella: Eurogroup should conclude the second review of the Greek programme and promptly open discussions on debt relief

Ahead of the Eurogroup’s meeting, S&D Euro MPs call on the Eurozone’s finances ministers to conclude the second review of the Greek bail-out programme and to discuss debt relief. S&D group...
Gianni Pittella speaking in plenary

Pittella: Commission proposals a step forward. Now legal migration channels must be opened

Speaking after the European Commission put forward a series of measures on tackling the migration crisis, S&D Group President Gianni Pittella said: “The first priority must be to save the lives...
S&D priorities - Strasbourg session from 16 to 19 January 2017

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...