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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,...
Pittella: "Boko Haram a global threat like Isis – fair elections needed in Nigeria to fight terrorists"

Pittella: "Boko Haram a global threat like Isis – fair elections needed in Nigeria to fight terrorists"

After the decision of the Nigerian authorities to postpone the presidential election and the continuous violence from Boko Haram, the president of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European...
"EU must negotiate reform and reconstruction plan with Greece" say S&Ds

"EU must negotiate reform and reconstruction plan with Greece" say S&Ds

S&D Euro MPs today called on the EU and the new Greek government to negotiate a "reform and reconstruction plan for Greece, replacing the current bailout programme designed by the Troika". In a...
Pittella: Whatever it takes to prevent Grexit and save Europe must be done, European Central Bank, ECB, Governing Council of the ECB, eurogroup, Tsipras, Eurozone, IMF

The EU, not the Troika, should be seeking a compromise on debt with Greece

In the light of the European Central Bank's decision to stop accepting Greek bonds in return for funding, the president of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, Gianni...