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for UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East).

S&D MEPs call for transfer of Palestinian tax revenues and for urgent international support for UNRWA

The Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament expressed its deep concern about the Israeli government withholding Palestinian tax revenues since early January and called for immediate...
Gianni Pittella: The choice on further sanctions in Russia is fully in Putin’s hands

Gianni Pittella: The choice on further sanctions in Russia is fully in Putin’s hands

During this week’s mission to Washington DC, the president of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, gave a speech on the ‘Euro-Atlantic relationship’ in...
passenger name records (PNR), Without a common EU foreign policy, PNR will not help

"Without a common EU foreign policy, PNR will not help" say S&Ds

Following a debate in the European Parliament today on anti-terrorism measures and tightening regulations on passenger name records (PNR), S&D Group president Gianni Pittella said: "Our citizens...
S&D MEPs welcome adoption of electoral law in the Democratic Republic of Congo

S&D MEPs welcome adoption of electoral law in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The S&D Group welcomes the approval of the new electoral law by the parliament of the Democratic Republic of Congo and calls on all parties to avoid further violence. S&D Group president...
Gianni Pittella: "We will test Tsipras' real commitment in our battle to change Europe"

Gianni Pittella: "We will test Tsipras' real commitment in our battle to change Europe"

Reacting to the announcement of Alexis Tsipras as the new Greek prime minister and news that his Syriza party will form a coalition with the Independent Greeks party, Gianni Pittella, the president...
S&Ds call for the release of protesters in Egypt and an investigation of Shaimaa al-Sabbagh's death

S&Ds call for the release of protesters in Egypt and an investigation of Shaimaa al-Sabbagh's death

The S&D Group in the European Parliament condemns the killings of at least 16 demonstrators in Cairo last weekend during the peaceful commemoration of the January 25 uprising. The S&Ds also...
"EU must negotiate reform and reconstruction plan with Greece" say S&Ds

Gianni Pittella – Greece sends a clear message to the EU: Stop austerity and Troika’s diktats

Commenting on today’s parliamentary elections in Greece and the first election polls, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella welcomed the victory of left-wing parties in Greece and urged Alexis...
The European Socialists and Democrats call on the Council and the European Commission to restart EU membership negotiations with Turkey.

Restarting EU membership negotiations beneficial for both EU and Turkey say S&Ds

The European Socialists and Democrats call on the Council and the European Commission to restart EU membership negotiations with Turkey. At the same time they urge the Turkish government to continue...