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S&Ds Times - Weekly Update. This Week's Highlights and What's Coming Up

Quote of the week by S&D president Iratxe García Pérez “Being leaders of sustainability around the world and being the first climate-neutral continent

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S&Ds: the EU-Africa strategy must establish an equal partnership focusing not only on economy but also on human rights, democracy and fair trade

Following the first exchange of views on the new comprehensive EU-Africa strategy today in Plenary, the Socialists and Democrats Group welcome the

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S&Ds: tougher sanctions and more control needed to dismantle the business of illegal trafficking of dogs and cats in Europe

After drugs and weapons, the illegal trafficking of companion animals, dogs and cats, is becoming one of the most flourishing sources of income of

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The European Digital Agenda must leave nobody behind, say S&Ds

In a debate in Strasbourg requested by the S&D Group, our members sent a clear message ahead of the Commission’s proposal on the Digital Agenda: we

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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&D MEPs call for unity on ambitious, close future partnership with UK

Today, S&D MEPs backed the political guidelines proposed by the Commission for the negotiations of a new partnership between the EU and the UK. The S

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There are no winners or losers when we establish the EU budget. Only Europe as a whole can lose, says Iratxe García

Today the European Parliament held a plenary debate on the next seven-year EU budget for the period 2021-2027. During the debate, the leader of the S

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S&Ds: Polish authorities want to withdraw Poland from the EU legal order. We must prevent this!

The European Parliament will again debate tonight the deteriorating situation of rule of law in Poland. The Socialists and Democrats will call on the

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S&D Group's news on the European Parliament's Plenary session in Strasbourg - 10 to 13 February 2020

Wednesday 12 February Preparation of the Extraordinary European Council Meeting of 20 February 2020 on the Multiannual Financial Framework "The EU has

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S&Ds: New methodology of enlargement must focus more on the rule of law and the social and green dimension

The S&Ds welcome the proposed new methodology of the accession negotiation, presented today by the European Commission. We agree that particular focus