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MEP Bernd Lange on EU trade deal with Vietnam respecting labour rights

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

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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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Fair trade - (Watch the video)

Fair trade - (Watch the video) Trade between different countries is a good thing. It has created jobs and improved living standards as a whole. But, has everyone benefitted in the same way? There has

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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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Gender and Trade: Reaping the benefits of trade for all

Trade and gender are more linked than one may think. Trade Policies naturally affect the sectoral composition of the economy, magnifying or reducing