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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,...
Gianni Pittella: "We will not support a European Commission with fewer women than today"

Gianni Pittella: "Gender balance in Commission is essential precondition for S&D support"

As the talks surrounding the nomination of the new commissioners continue, the S&D Group met today to discuss the main issues such as gender balance and the respect for fundamental EU values. S...

Gianni Pittella: “EU's role is to save Israel and Palestine from extremism”

During a two-day mission to Israel and Palestine, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella met with a series of high-level politicians including Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman, Israel...
Gianni Pittella: "Bosnia must be offered a clear European perspective"

Gianni Pittella: "Bosnia must be offered a clear European perspective"

Following his visit to Srebrenica during the International Memorial Week organised by the Langer Foundation, Gianni Pittella, the president of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, said: "...