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Scotland's choice of future and progress

S&D Group president Gianni Pittella congratulates Scotland's choice of future and progress

After the victory of the "NO" vote in the referendum for the independence of Scotland, S&D Group president, Gianni Pittella, said: "We strongly welcome the democratic decision of the Scottish...
Gianni Pittella: "Scotland is better off in the EU as part of the UK"

Gianni Pittella: "Scotland is better off in the EU as part of the UK"

"Scotland is part of Europe, there is no doubt about it. Though there is no doubt that being part of such a great and historic family as the United Kingdom has more advantages than disadvantages in...
S&Ds welcome landmark EU-Ukraine agreements as boost to economy and democracy

S&Ds welcome landmark EU-Ukraine agreements as boost to economy and democracy

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament welcomed the simultaneous ratification of the EU-Ukraine association agreement and deep and comprehensive free trade area (DCFTA). The Group...
Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven

Gianni Pittella: "Sweden chooses change. Europe must step up to stop far-right threat"

Commenting on yesterday's national elections in Sweden, in which the Social Democrats achieved 31.2% of the votes, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella said: "Sweden has chosen change and they've...
Jean-Claude Juncker's announcement of his proposed new commissioners

Gianni Pittella: "This Commission must open a new phase but some candidates must be scrutinised very carefully"

Following Jean-Claude Juncker's announcement of his proposed new commissioners, the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament welcomed the balance of the team but warned that the new...
the S&D Group will not accept backsliding on bonus cap"

Gianni Pittella: "Mr Juncker should know – the S&D Group will not accept backsliding on bonus cap"

In the run-up to the presentation of the new Commission, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella warned Mr Juncker he must take up the issue of defending the cap on banking bonuses immediately as an...
Jean Jaurès Foundation

S&D Euro MPs pay homage to Jean Jaurès in Brussels and Strasbourg

The S&D Group in the European Parliament will tomorrow hold events in Brussels and Strasbourg to commemorate the centenary of the death of Jean Jaurès. Jaurès’ ideas, his actions, his brave and...
Pittella on Ukraine: "Now Putin must demonstrate willingness to restore dialogue with EU"

Pittella on Ukraine: "Now Putin must demonstrate willingness to restore dialogue with EU"

Following the NATO meeting on Ukraine today and the Minsk agreement on a ceasefire in the Donbass region, Gianni Pittella, president of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament,...