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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: "...
S&Ds call for urgent joint EU action to stop deaths in the Mediterranean

S&Ds call for urgent joint EU action to stop deaths in the Mediterranean

"The EU cannot remain silent and watch as tragedies unfold on the high seas. 300 people have died in the Mediterranean in the past week alone" said Gianni Pittella, president of the Socialists and...
Gianni Pittella: "We will not support a European Commission with fewer women than today"

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

The S&D Group will not support a new European Commission with fewer women than in Barroso’s previous team warned today the leader of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament,...
S&D Group president Gianni Pittella: "We oppose ISDS mechanism in EU-Canada trade deal"

S&D Group president Gianni Pittella: "We oppose ISDS mechanism in EU-Canada trade deal"

“The Commission should listen to the concerns voiced by the European Parliament and the S&D Group about the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism (ISDS) in the Comprehensive Economic and...
Gianni Pittella: EU sanctions should not be considered taboo

Pittella on the EU foreign affairs Council: "We expected more; some light but still too many shadows"

Following the conclusions of the foreign affairs ministers meeting in Brussels this week, S&D Group president, Gianni Pittella, commented as follows on the crisis in Gaza and Iraq: "We expected...
European peace initiative - Gaza strip, Israelis and Palestinians.

S&Ds are launching a campaign against the shameful silence of the EU on the Gaza and Iraq crisis

S&D Group president Gianni Pittella said today: "European institutions are deaf and blind to the many international crises around us. It is a shame that the European Council president, Herman Van...
S&D Group calls for a permanent cease-fire and immediate humanitarian aid to Gaza

S&D Group calls for a permanent cease-fire and immediate humanitarian aid to Gaza

S&D Group president Gianni Pittella held talks with the Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors to the EU yesterday and today. S&D MEPs support EU efforts to respond to the humanitarian...
Gianni Pittella: EU sanctions should not be considered taboo

Gianni Pittella on Gaza conflict: EU sanctions should not be considered taboo

Following a conversation with European Parliament President Martin Schulz, S&D Group President Gianni Pittella, sent a letter to the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, on the...