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South Sudan: Pittella - S&Ds horrified by abduction of children. We'll ask for an EU Parliament urgency resolution

South Sudan: Pittella - S&Ds horrified by abduction of children. We'll ask for an EU Parliament urgency resolution

After the latest news on children abducted in South Sudan, most probably to become child soldiers, and a situation of persisting conflict which has devastated the lives of millions of South Sudanese...
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Gianni Pittella: "Hungary is waking from the nightmare under Prime Minister Orbán"

Commenting yesterday on the by-election in Veszprém in Hungary, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella said: "Hungary woke up from the nightmare under Prime Minister Orbán. The victory of Zoltán...
Pittella: IMF must not pursue political goals. Discussions on Greek debt relief to be opened

Greece: Pittella, Europe has won; sense of responsibility prevailed over divisions

Following the Eurogroup's agreement struck yesterday on the extension of the Greek loan agreement, the president of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella,...
Greece: The Eurogroup must not try to impose the simple completion of the 'Troika' programme as the only option

Greece: Pittella, It's time for all actors to contribute to a solution

Ahead of the Eurogroup meeting, the president of the Socialists and Democrats Group, Gianni Pittella, called on all actors to show a sense of responsibility in order to find a solution to the Greek...
measures taken today by the EU Commission on migration and the European Triton Operation

Pittella: Finally Europe starts to wake up in the face of migration tragedies

After the measures taken today by the EU Commission on migration and the European Triton Operation, S&D president Gianni Pittella, stated: “Europe has finally started to wake up to the migrants´...
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...