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Gianni Pittella on CETA

Following the stalemate in negotiations for the CETA trade agreement between the EU and Canada, the president of the S&D Group in the European

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CETA: Pittella calls for a swift compromise; Wallonia's case shows EU functioning must be changed

Following the stalemate in negotiations for the CETA trade agreement between the EU and Canada, the president of the S&D Group in the European

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S&Ds urge the Council to save EU jobs by reforming the trade defence tools

Following the publication of the Commission’s Communication on the reform the EU trade defence instruments (TDIs), today the heads of governments

  • Alessia Mosca MEP
  • David Martin MEP
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The EU should in no way provide the means for the death penalty or torture, say S&Ds

The EU will soon end the export of drugs used for lethal injections in countries which still apply the death penalty. After a long political battle,

  • David Martin MEP
  • S&D MEP Bernd Lange
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No more helping dictators with products that could be used to violate human rights, say S&Ds

The European Commission today finally proposed a reform of the EU’s trade rules on exporting products that can be used for military, torture or

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Pittella: We need to see now if EU Council can turn words into action

Following the EU Council meeting in Bratislava, the leader of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, stated:

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S&Ds advocate continued ACP co-operation

For over 25 years, the Cotonou Agreement has been a platform for co-operation between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states. As the

  • Norbert Neuser MEP
  • S&D MEP Cécile Kyenge
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Commission moving in right direction on China MES but we need concrete action

The S&D Group has welcomed the statements coming from the Commission today against granting market economy status to China. However, the Group now

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Plenary session update - 4 to 7 July 2016, Strasbourg

Plenary Update JULY 2016 Session PRESS CONFERENCE with Gianni Pittella Tuesday at 10.10 LOW N-1/201 WATCH THE ACTION LIVE www.socialistsanddemocrats

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Conflict minerals: S&Ds have won a battle for justice

After lengthy and difficult negotiations, the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission have reached a political agreement on regulation to