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Talks are the only way for a peaceful solution in Hong Kong

S&Ds: Talks are the only way for a peaceful solution in Hong Kong

The S&D Group in the European Parliament invites protesters and government officials in Hong Kong to seriously continue talks in order to reach a peaceful and democratic solution to the current...
The fighters of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party have heroically defended Kobane.

S&Ds urge for greater international coordination against IS terrorists

The S&Ds feel that there is a real need for more international coordinated action in order to halt the assault on Kobane and completely destroy IS. Gianni Pittella, president of the Socialists...
Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker

Pittella: "Mr Juncker, the real work starts today - we will be your critical social conscience!"

Following the vote for the new EU Commission led by Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker today in the EP plenary in Strasbourg, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella said: "We congratulate Jean...
Gianni Pitella Commissioners hearings 2014

S&D Group president Gianni Pittella's courageous speech for a new direction for Europe

S&D Group president Gianni Pittella gave a courageous speech for a new direction for Europe whilst addressing Commission president Juncker in plenary ahead of the vote on the new Commission today...
Turkish Naval Forces' warships in the Republic of Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone

Pittella: "Accusations that S&Ds are hostile to Cyprus sovereign rights are simply false"

Concerning the reaction of the European Parliament to the Turkish ships entering Cyprus' designated exclusive economic zone (EEZ), the S&D Group has rejected reports published in certain Cyprus...
S&D-backed candidate Denis Mukwege wins Sakharov Prize for 2014

S&D-backed candidate Denis Mukwege wins Sakharov Prize for 2014

The Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament awarded the 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to the Congolese gynaecologist Dr Denis Mukwege. The Socialists and Democrats in the...
Pittella: Farage tried to destroy Europe but only managed to destroy his own group

Pittella: Farage tried to destroy Europe but only managed to destroy his own group

After a crucial member of his political group resigned today, leaving his group in tatters, Mr Farage has started to look for someone to blame, making petty attacks on President Schulz. Commenting on...