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Weekly Update - 05/02/2016

After a busy plenary session in France, we are looking forward to returning to our daily events back in Brussels. During the past session we have had

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Syria: the world's biggest humanitarian crisis urgently needs to be addressed

This Thursday 4th February, under the initiative of the Norwegian Government, the UK, Germany, Kuwait and the UN will co-host the Syria Donors

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Gianni Pittella: Turkish government must respect pluralism and return to dialogue

Following an exchange of views with the leader of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtaş, during today's Group meeting in the

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S&Ds call for dialogue and diversity for more tolerant and open societies

Today in Strasbourg, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on 'The role of intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and education in

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S&Ds urge FC Bayern Munich to wake up to human rights situation in Qatar

After the S&D's criticism last December concerning FC Bayern Munich holding a winter football training camp in Qatar, chairman and former famous

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Virunga National Park (DRC) – the European Union must take responsibility

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution that outlines the measures the EU should take to contribute to protecting Virunga National Park

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S&Ds welcome first step towards a new humanitarian aid system

Today the European Parliament has voted in favour of S&D MEP Enrique Guerrero Salom's report calling for a global redefinition of humanitarian aid.The

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S&D Group launches EDUCA initiative – Increase funding for education to 4% internationally!

S&D Group president Gianni Pittella, together with Linda McAvan, chair of the European Parliament's development committee, and Silvia Costa, chair of

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S&D Group launches EDUCA to increase access to education for children

S&D Group president Gianni Pittella together with Linda McAvan, chair of the EP development committee and Silvia Costa, chair of the culture committee

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S&Ds urge FC Bayern Munich to reconsider Qatar, due to serious breaches of human rights

Training conditions might be ideal from the perspective of a football club; however, the climate should not be the only criterion for choosing the