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S&Ds: The unjustified and undemocratic decision by Turkish authorities to remove Diyarbakir, Mardin and Van mayors should be reversed

This morning the Turkish interior ministry replaced the HDP mayors of the cities of Diyarbakir, Mardin and Van. State governors have been appointed in

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What do we owe to social democracy?

What do we owe to social democracy? 150 years ago, Social Democrats tamed the first Industrial Revolution. By putting people first, we have built a

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United States must end the separation of migrant families and stop treating asylum seekers, including children, as criminals

At the initiative of the Socialists and Democrats, the European Parliament adopted today a resolution on the situation at the US-Mexican border,

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S&Ds calls for free and fair elections to end political impasse in Venezuela

The European Parliament today voted a resolution denouncing the human rights situation in Venezuela. The Socialists and Democrats expressed their

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S&Ds welcome political understanding on EU Mercosur deal and insist on guarantees for labour rights and environmental standards

After 20 years of negotiations, the EU and Mercosur today signed a political agreement on their future Association Agreement. Reacting to this news, S

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The Sea-Watch crisis shows the urgent need to build up an EU migration policy, say Iratxe Garcia and David Sassoli

Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament regret the situation of the 42 migrants who were stranded in the Mediterranean in the Sea-Watch

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Erdoğan should understand the message: In Istanbul, people have voted for democracy and better living conditions

Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament congratulate all Istanbullus and the opposition CHP Party candidate Ekrem İmamoğlu who won for a

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Newly elected S&D president Iratxe García: Europe must regain its social soul and place people at the heart of its political action

Today the Spanish MEP Iratxe García Pérez has been elected as president of the Group of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, the

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Europe stands against fascism (Watch the video)

In the last few years, hate speech has been on the rise in Europe. It has been spreading on social networks and it has had a voice in governments and parliaments across Europe. In some of the worst

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People around the world still face violent discrimination because of whom they love (Watch the video)

Europe must show courage and become a global leader in protecting LGBTI rights around the world. The EU must both provide asylum for those facing discrimination on the basis of gender identity and