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EU values should be at the heart of our trade policy, says David Martin

Global trade is evolving and posing new challenges to the European economy. This is why Socialists and Democrats backed a report calling for an

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Weekly Update - 10/06/2016

Quote of the week “We are at a turning point because for the first time Europe is realising the necessity of putting Africa at the heart of EU

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European industry urgently needs the Council to unblock trade defence reform, say S&Ds

In a growing competitive global trade environment, the European Union is vulnerable to unfairly traded imports. This is why a modernisation of the EU

  • Alessia Mosca MEP
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Updating EU-Mexico trade relations will create growth and strengthen our ties, say S&Ds

The European Union and Mexico will soon start talks to modernise the EU-Mexico Global Agreement (in force since 2000), including its trade provisions.

  • David Martin MEP
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Weekly Update - 27/05/2016

Quote of the week “I stand for a Britain that is outward looking, engaging with Europe and with the world. A Europe free from fascism. Globalisation

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S&Ds welcome publication of TiSA documents and reiterate Parliament’s demands

The Socialists and Democrats today welcomed the decision by the European Commission to publicise its revised offer for an international Trade in

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Gianni Pittella: NO to Market Economy Status for China

"The S&D Group is against granting Market Economy Status to China for a simple reason: China, despite the huge efforts it has made, is not yet a

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Steel sector: S&D MEPs will not back Market Economy Status for China

This week, in Strasbourg, German steel workers demonstrated in front of the European Parliament, urging the EU to take action against low tariffs on

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A good trade deal with Mercosur can provide new opportunities for all, say S&Ds

Today, the long-stalled trade talks between the European Union and the Mercosur countries (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay*) were revived with

  • Carlos Zorrinho
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Pittella: S&D Group will not back Market Economy Status for China

Following the debate this morning in the European Parliament, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella said: "The S&D Group is against granting Market