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Vietnam trade deal brings progress for millions of Vietnamese workers, say S&Ds

Today, the European Parliament in Strasbourg voted in favour of a free trade agreement with Vietnam. The S&Ds had led the drive in the European

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S&Ds secure significant progress on labour rights ahead of Vietnam trade deal

Today, the Socialists and Democrats voted in favour of a trade agreement with Vietnam in the European Parliament’s Trade Committee. Before accepting

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S&Ds demand further labour and human rights guarantees from Vietnam before they can accept the trade deal

S&D MEPs have voiced their concern that there are still some pending commitments that Vietnam should deliver before the Socialists and Democrats can

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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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Save the WTO from deadly blow by Trump, urge S&Ds in defence of rules-based trade

The European Parliament’s international trade committee yesterday evening unanimously backed a strong resolution calling for an urgent unblocking of

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Landmark agreement with China on European Geographical Indicators is crucial step in fight against imitation and usurpation

Reacting to the conclusion of the negotiations on a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical Indications (GI) in China and 100 Chinese

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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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European Parliament backs free trade and investment protection agreements with Singapore

The European Parliament today backed a wide-ranging free trade agreement with Singapore and an agreement on investment protection, as well as a series

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Time is not ripe for EU-US trade talks, say S&Ds

Speaking ahead of the expected adoption of the draft mandates on EU-US trade talks by the European Commission today, S&D spokesperson for EU-USA trade

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European Parliament backs progressive trade agreement with Japan

The European Parliament today voted in favour of a comprehensive trade agreement with Japan. It is the largest bilateral trade deal ever concluded by