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Pittella: S&D condemns coup attempt in Turkey but restoration of full democracy and rule of law still needed

Turkey: Pittella, "EU can ask for reforms but has to support path to integration"

The president of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament will visit Turkey this Wednesday and Thursday (29-30 October 2014) for talks with Turkish officials and leaders. Before...
Democracy is the winner in the Tunisian elections say S&D MEPs

Democracy is the winner in the Tunisian elections say S&D MEPs

After the secular coalition emerged as winners in the Tunisian legislative elections, the president of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, declared: "With...
S&Ds comment on elections in Ukraine

S&Ds comment on elections in Ukraine

The S&D Group is pleased that the general elections in Ukraine were held in a democratic manner and acknowledge the positive preliminary results. S&D Group president, Gianni Pittella, stated...
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...