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Italian MEP Gianni Pittella elected as new S&D Group president

Italian MEP Gianni Pittella elected as new S&D Group president

Today the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament elected Italian MEP Gianni Pittella as the Group's new president, with a large majority. Gianni Pittella, former vice-president of...
S&D Group to elect new Group president tonight

S&D Group to elect new Group president tonight

Following the election of the former S&D Group president Martin Schulz as president of the European Parliament, the Socialists and Democrats will tonight elect a new Group president during their...

S&D Group congratulates Martin Schulz on his election as European Parliament president

Today S&D MEP Martin Schulz was elected as president of the European Parliament, in a vote in the Parliament's plenary in Strasbourg. Commenting on the vote, Gianni Pittella, Italian S&D MEP...
The European Central Bank

"The European Central Bank should do more to stimulate the European economy", says Gianni Pittella

The European Central Bank (ECB) should do more to boost growth as Europe is facing a risk of deflation, stressed S&D Euro MPs during a debate with ECB’s president, Mario Draghi, on 12 December in...
Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM)

"A true banking union is vital to protect taxpayers and depositors"

"A true banking union is vital to protect taxpayers and depositors" The European Parliament today in Strasbourg gave its formal green light to transfer the power to supervise the eurozone's banks to...

Deal on new European supervision mechanism for a safer and more democratic banking system

Negotiators from the European Parliament and EU Council struck a political deal today to set up a Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) to oversee European banks. S&D Euro MPs welcomed the agreement...