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barbaric beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by Daesh (the self-proclaimed Islamic State or ISIS) and called for a common front against terrorism.

S&Ds condemn further barbaric Daesh atrocity in Libya

The Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament today condemned the barbaric beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by Daesh (the self-proclaimed Islamic State or ISIS) and called...
terrorist attacks carried out in Copenhagen

Pittella: Terrorists will never force us into silence. Solidarity with the Danish people

Following the terrorist attacks carried out in Copenhagen yesterday and last night, the president of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, stated: "A new...
LuxLeaks trial: We need EU-wide protections for whistleblowers

S&Ds welcome special committee to prevent new LuxLeaks or SwissLeaks scandals

In the wake of the LuxLeaks and SwissLeaks scandals, the European Parliament – with the support of the S&D Euro MPs – today gave its green light to setting up a special committee to evaluate the...
agreement reached in Minsk between Russia and Ukraine

Pittella on Ukraine talks: "Beyond this peace agreement lie unpredictable consequences"

Commenting on the agreement reached in Minsk between Russia and Ukraine, the president of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella said: "The peace deal reached...
S&Ds urge Saudi government to release Raif Badawi

S&Ds urge Saudi government to release Raif Badawi

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament urge the Saudi authorities to put an end to the sentence of repeated flogging being served by Raif Badawi and to release him immediately and...
S&D MEPs stand with Sakharov Prize laureate Denis Mukwege

S&D MEPs stand with Sakharov Prize laureate Denis Mukwege

The European Socialists and Democrats are seriously concerned over the increasing death threats and intimidation faced by Dr Denis Mukwege since he was awarded the Sakharov Prize in November by the...
"We emphasise, in this regard, that any military campaign of liberation of the territories under DAESH control should adhere strictly to international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law

S&Ds for a global campaign against DAESH

The S&D Group in the European Parliament denounces the systematic and widespread human rights violations and atrocities committed by DAESH (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria). Gianni Pittella,...