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“We back the new Commission with a demanding, loyal and vigilant vote,” says Iratxe García

Today the Socialists and Democrats voted in favour of the new European Commission, after five months of intense negotiations with the Commission

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S&Ds: Trump administration acting like a bull in a china shop at the expense of Palestinians and Israelis

Following the unacceptable declaration by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, Socialists

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Our approval of Olivér Várhelyi is not a blank cheque, say S&Ds

The Socialists and Democrats today backed Olivér Várhelyi as Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement following additional written commitments

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S&D delegation to go to Kigali for the EU-African-Caribbean-Pacific Assembly to tackle climate change and migration with a progressive approach

The international scenario is rapidly changing. Following the regrettable disengagement policy put forward by the US President, Donald Trump, the call

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S&Ds demand Olivér Várhelyi to confirm in writing that he breaks with his past actions linked to Viktor Orbán

Following today's hearing with the members of the foreign affairs committee, the Socialists and Democrats decided to request further information from

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S&Ds condemn the use of lethal force against protestors in Iraq

Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament condemn the brutal and deadly crackdown by the Iraq authority forces on the street protestors who


MEP Kati Piri on Turkish military operation in Northeast Syria

EU should impose economic sanctions and a full ban on arms sales to Turkey following its military intervention in Syria. Kati Piri, S&D vice-president

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EU should impose economic sanctions and a full ban on arms sales to Turkey following its military intervention in Syria

In today’s debate in the European Parliament, Socialists and Democrats strongly condemned Turkish military intervention against Kurdish-led forces in

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S&Ds: EU should suspend negotiations with Azerbaijan following the latest crackdown against peaceful protest

Last weekend Azerbaijani authorities violently dispersed peaceful rallies organised by the National Council of Democratic Forces (NCDF), an umbrella

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S&Ds: Time for all EU member states to show political maturity and responsibility, and start the accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania

Socialists and Democrats express their greatest concerns following the inability of the European affairs ministers of EU countries to find yesterday