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S&Ds: We cannot back budget that is too weak to tackle many challenges EU faces

The S&D Group today abstained on a vote on the EU’s annual budget for 2018. This was the first time that the Group has ever not backed an annual EU

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The EU must step up efforts to be more efficient against VAT fraud say S&Ds

S&D Euro MPs today welcomed the European Commission’s new proposals to combat VAT fraud following the revelations of the Paradise Papers and called on

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This Week in Strasbourg | Whistleblowers, Workers' Rights, Glyphosate, EU Budget and More...

Fighting for freedom, protecting whistle-blowers, saving workers' lives, providing resources for growth and jobs, phasing out glyphosate, fighting

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EU budget 2018: Well-funded budget is essential to boost growth and jobs

The S&D Group today voted on the Parliament's EU budget for 2018, which calls for more funding to boost growth, enhance cohesion and tackle the many

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Arbitrary rule of not spending over 1% of GDP on EU budget must be scrapped

S&D MEPs today called for the rule of not spending more than 1% of European GDP on the EU budget to be scrapped. The call came ahead of a vote on a

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Auditors’ report: After 23 years we see a significant improvement in how EU money is spent

S&D MEPs today welcomed the European Court of Auditors (ECA) annual report for 2016, which showed a significant improvement in how EU money is spent

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S&Ds back proposals to strengthen the supervision of financial markets

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament today welcomed the European Commission’s plan to reform the micro-prudential supervisory

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Gianni Pittella on the State of the European Union SOTEU

Gianni Pittella on the State of the European Union SOTEU

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More investment needed to boost a sustainable recovery of the European economy, say S&Ds

Negotiators from the Parliament and the Council struck a political deal last night to extend the European investment plan until 2020, with the aim of

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Pittella: We need a new Europe closer to people's real needs

Following the debate on the State of Union in the plenary of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the president of the S&D Group, Gianni Pittella