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Brazilian environment and human rights defenders - S&Ds nominees for the 2019 Sakharov Prize

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament have jointly nominated three Brazilian activists for the 2019 Sakharov Prize. They represent

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S&Ds call for in-depth inquiry through special EP committee into foreign interference in European democratic processes

At the initiative of the Socialists and Democrats, the European Parliament today held a debate on foreign interference and disinformation in national

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We stand with Kaftancioglu, leading opposition figure in Turkey, against unacceptable sentence of 9 years

Today an Istanbul court sentenced the main opposition CHP (Republican People's Party) Istanbul head Canan Kaftancioglu to 9 years and 8 months in

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S&Ds: The unjustified and undemocratic decision by Turkish authorities to remove Diyarbakir, Mardin and Van mayors should be reversed

This morning the Turkish interior ministry replaced the HDP mayors of the cities of Diyarbakir, Mardin and Van. State governors have been appointed in

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United States must end the separation of migrant families and stop treating asylum seekers, including children, as criminals

At the initiative of the Socialists and Democrats, the European Parliament adopted today a resolution on the situation at the US-Mexican border

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S&Ds calls for free and fair elections to end political impasse in Venezuela

The European Parliament today voted a resolution denouncing the human rights situation in Venezuela. The Socialists and Democrats expressed their

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S&Ds welcome political understanding on EU Mercosur deal and insist on guarantees for labour rights and environmental standards

After 20 years of negotiations, the EU and Mercosur today signed a political agreement on their future Association Agreement. Reacting to this news, S

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The Sea-Watch crisis shows the urgent need to build up an EU migration policy, say Iratxe Garcia and David Sassoli

Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament regret the situation of the 42 migrants who were stranded in the Mediterranean in the Sea-Watch

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Erdoğan should understand the message: In Istanbul, people have voted for democracy and better living conditions

Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament congratulate all Istanbullus and the opposition CHP Party candidate Ekrem İmamoğlu who won for a


Europe stands against fascism (Watch the video)

In the last few years, hate speech has been on the rise in Europe. It has been spreading on social networks and it has had a voice in governments and parliaments across Europe. In some of the worst