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S&Ds reject MiFID Quick Fix as harmful deregulation of markets, at a time we should be supporting SMEs

The Socialists and Democrats are leading the drive to reject the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) Quick Fix, and today voted against

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Recovery and Resilience Facility done: “We could not allow ourselves to falter” say S&Ds

European Parliament negotiators wrapped up discussions with the Council on the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) last night, a key tool to repair

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We have done the job to deliver a historic budget and Recovery Plan for EU citizens, say S&Ds

In what can be considered the most important vote of this parliamentary year, Socialists and Democrats secure key achievements to provide the EU with

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A European budget for the people

After months of tough negotiations, the S&D team managed to secure a deal for the next multi-annual budget of the European Union (MFF). S&Ds succeeded

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To stop tax havens like Cayman Islands from getting off the hook, S&Ds push for tougher criteria

Today, the European Parliament’s economic committee is sending a strong call to the Commission and Council to reform the EU’s tax havens list. MEPs

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The Portuguese EU presidency will boost a response to Covid based on solidarity, says Iratxe García

Ahead of the six-month Portuguese presidency of the European Union, starting on 1 January 2021, the president of the European Parliament and the

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S&Ds welcome Eurogroup breakthrough on ESM reform to reduce risks for the banking sector

Last night’s Eurogroup agreement ends a year-long blockage that will finally update the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) by improving the credit

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Council conclusions on taxation are encouraging sign EU ministers are willing to crack down on harmful tax practices

Reacting to the recent conclusions on taxation from the EU economic and finance ministers, Pedro Marques MEP, S&D spokesperson on tax matters, said:

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Iratxe García: “We call on the Council to adopt the budget urgently; all Europeans (including Hungarians and Polish) need the recovery package”

Ahead of today’s videoconference between EU national leaders, the president of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament said: “It is

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2021 budget of the EU - our first chance to show citizens we stand with them in times of crisis and beyond

In a vote in the European Parliament today, S&D MEPs strengthened their call for a strong budget for the EU in the upcoming year. As the first of an