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Publications

Browse our brochures, newsletters, political declarations and other publications to find out more about our goals and activities. You can also visit our Plenary newsletters page to find our regular publications on the Parliament's plenary activities.

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Journal for a Progressive Economy : The Sustainable Shift - Beyond Buzzwords - A Matter of Survival, Gianni Pittella, Kathleen Van Brempt,
05/05/2015

Journal for a Progressive Economy : The Sustainable Shift - Beyond Buzzwords - A Matter of Survival

Journal for a Progressive Economy : The Sustainable Shift - Beyond Buzzwords - A Matter of Survival.

Since the financial crisis we have had to continually challenge the failing austerity policies from the centre-right, and this has been the main focus of the Progressive...

Activity Report of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament
29/04/2015

Activity Report of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament

Foreword by Gianni Pittella, S&D Group president.

This Activity Report of the S&D Group is a continuation of the reports submitted to the PES Congress in Prague, Brussels and Rome. In the meantime, the European elections, the appointment of the Juncker...

Report of the S&D Group Task Force on Countering Terrorism
22/04/2015

Report of the S&D Group Task Force on Countering Terrorism

The terrorist attacks in Paris, Copenhagen, and Tunis, and a police shootout in Belgium, shook Europe to its core in early 2015. Relations between communities are put under increasing strain across Europe, as terrorists, racists and extremists spread their hate through violence and fear. Only by...

Report of the S&D Group Task Force on Countering Terrorism
01/04/2015

Report of the S&D Group Task Force on Countering Terrorism

Countering Terrorism

The terrorist attacks in Paris, Copenhagen, and Tunis, and a police shootout in Belgium, shook Europe to its core in early 2015. Relations between communities are being put under increasing strain across Europe, as terrorists, racists and extremists...

Rethinking the Politics of Israel/Palestine - Partition and its Alternatives
14/01/2015

Rethinking the Politics of Israel/Palestine - Partition and its Alternatives

Where now for Israel & Palestine?

This volume brings together the voices and views of leading Palestinian, Israeli-Jewish, and European intellectuals, politicians, and activists who propose alternative approaches and “out of the box” thinking on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict....

Independent Annual Growth Survey. Third Report. iAGS 2015
11/12/2014

Independent Annual Growth Survey - Third Report - iAGS 2015

Annual Growth Survey (iAGS 2015), a diverging europe on the edge.

This is the third independent Annual Growth Survey (iAGS), each a response to the European Commission's AGS, and we have to take note sadly of the continuation of the crisis. Response to the euro sovereign...

Journal for a Progressive Economy - The Road(s) Ahead
04/12/2014

Journal for a Progressive Economy - The Road(s) Ahead

What is Progressive Economy?

Foreword
Gianni Pittella

Challenge n°1: Mid-term review of the Europe 2020 strategy and new financial instruments for growth.

A New...

Ending the crisis and building new sustainable and shared prosperity. Our call for an ambitious European investment strategy
26/11/2014

Ending the crisis and building new sustainable and shared prosperity. Our call for an ambitious European investment strategy

Seven years into the economic crisis, Europe is at risk of sliding back into recession and, beyond, to enter a prolonged period of low growth, low inflation, and persistent unemployment, if not secular stagnation.

Inequality among social groups and the gap between member states are both...

Europe and the threat from extremism and populism. A progressive response
30/06/2014

Europe and the threat from extremism and populism. A progressive response

S&D working group to monitor the growth of populism and right-wing extremism in Europe.

When the S&D Group decided to set up a special working group to monitor the growth of populism and right-wing extremism in Europe five years ago, we were celebrating the...

Europe - A call fo change - 28 european flags
24/06/2014

Europe - A Call for Change

We must listen to Europe's voters.

The S&D Group has one central demand of any candidate for President of the European Commission: the new Commission which he or she leads must be committed to policies which will improve the daily lives of those who have suffered most from recession...

Our Pledge to Relaunch Europe
11/04/2014

Our Pledge to Relaunch Europe

It is time for a change in Europe - A change from the Europe of social inequality and crippling austerity we see today. A change for an alternative, fairer Europe. It's time for action.

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Europe back to work.  A 10-point plan for change
03/04/2014

Europe back to work. A 10-point plan for change

Mass unemployment is the most urgent problem facing the European Union. It is both a social and an economic tragedy. With 27 million unemployed, the lack of jobs is destroying lives and hopes, breaking up families, and creating poverty. Even from a cold, hard-headed economic perspective, Europe...

01/04/2014

A call for change. From the crisis to a new egalitarian ideal for Europe

From the crisis to a new egalitarian ideal for Europe
 
Despite more than fifty years of European integration, today’s European Union is still a vulnerable and unfinished construction, which has drifted out of touch with the concerns of its citizens and, even, is...

S&D Activity Report - December 2009 to January 2014
10/03/2014

S&D Activity Report - December 2009 to January 2014

The 2009-2014 legislature has seen many firsts - It is the first legislature with full co-decision powers under the Lisbon Treaty. And it is the first legislature for our expanded group, re-founded in 2009 with new progressive allies and a new name: The Progressive Alliance of Socialists and...