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commissioner-designate Malmström

S&Ds accept Malmström nomination but call on Juncker to clarify his stand on ISDS

Today the Socialists and Democrats backed the nomination of Cecilia Malmström in a vote of the all-party international trade committee, but now request a clarification from Commission president-elect...
S&Ds call on former prime ministers including Jean-Claude Juncker to appear before PANA committee

Gianni Pittella: S&Ds have obtained promises from Juncker but we want to achieve more

In the light of the next week's commissioner hearings and after this week's tough negotiations with Jean-Claude Juncker, Gianni Pittella, the president of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the...
Abbas government taking control of Gaza Strip could relaunch peace process, say S&Ds

Abbas government taking control of Gaza Strip could relaunch peace process, say S&Ds

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament expressed their satisfaction at the agreement reached today between Fatah and Hamas, which would allow the unity government run by President...
Scotland's choice of future and progress

S&D Group president Gianni Pittella congratulates Scotland's choice of future and progress

After the victory of the "NO" vote in the referendum for the independence of Scotland, S&D Group president, Gianni Pittella, said: "We strongly welcome the democratic decision of the Scottish...
Gianni Pittella: "Scotland is better off in the EU as part of the UK"

Gianni Pittella: "Scotland is better off in the EU as part of the UK"

"Scotland is part of Europe, there is no doubt about it. Though there is no doubt that being part of such a great and historic family as the United Kingdom has more advantages than disadvantages in...
S&Ds welcome landmark EU-Ukraine agreements as boost to economy and democracy

S&Ds welcome landmark EU-Ukraine agreements as boost to economy and democracy

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament welcomed the simultaneous ratification of the EU-Ukraine association agreement and deep and comprehensive free trade area (DCFTA). The Group...
Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven

Gianni Pittella: "Sweden chooses change. Europe must step up to stop far-right threat"

Commenting on yesterday's national elections in Sweden, in which the Social Democrats achieved 31.2% of the votes, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella said: "Sweden has chosen change and they've...
Jean-Claude Juncker's announcement of his proposed new commissioners

Gianni Pittella: "This Commission must open a new phase but some candidates must be scrutinised very carefully"

Following Jean-Claude Juncker's announcement of his proposed new commissioners, the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament welcomed the balance of the team but warned that the new...