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The end of bank secrecy a step forward in the fight against tax evasion

Pittella: European banking system is overall solid. No more excuses. Banks must now support growth

Following the publication of the European banks stress test carried out by the European Banking Authority, S&D Group president, Gianni Pittella, stated: “The European banking system is overall...
CO2 emissions, renewable energy and improvement of energy efficiency.

S&Ds expected more ambitious climate and energy goals and will push for more

Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament regret that the compromise reached by heads of government yesterday set quite conservative targets on the reduction of CO2 emissions, renewable...
"Europe needs a strong growth pact to exit the crisis"

Pittella: "Europe needs a strong growth pact to exit the crisis"

Socialist leaders meeting in Paris ahead of the European summit agreed on the need to revive, without delay, the European economy and boost job creation. S&D Group president Gianni Pittella...
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...