Our plenary work

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Published 12/09/2014

Situation in Ukraine and state of play of EU-Russia relations

As the crisis in Ukraine has unfolded, EU-Russian relations have reached their lowest point since the end of the Cold War. We welcome the ceasefire in

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Published 12/09/2014

Libya

The EU must co-operate with the UN Special Envoy to support Libya in securing a ceasefire between the warring parties and putting the country on the

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Published 12/09/2014

Islamic State threat

The extreme and unprecedented violence deployed by the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria is extremely worrying. Our group was deeply shocked by the

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Published 12/09/2014

Gaza

In Palestine, there is political stalemate and a desperate humanitarian situation. The Gaza war has caused 2138 Palestinian deaths – 490 of them

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Published 11/07/2014

We are proud to welcome the S&Ds new Bureau

We are proud to welcome our new Bureau, elected on 25 June 2014. The team has a clear gender balance and reflects European diversity with members

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Published 11/07/2014

Election of the President of the Commission

The election of the new president of the European Commission by the European Parliament is a victory for our institution and the S&D Group is ready to

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Published 11/07/2014

EU US Negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement – TTIP

As Socialists and Democrats we recognise the opportunities of the agreement. These include improved access to US markets for services and public

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Published 11/07/2014

Council and Commission statements – Withdrawal of the Maternity Leave Directiv

The European Commission is considering withdrawing the draft Maternity Leave Directive (also known as the Estrela report) which was adopted with a

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Published 11/07/2014

Situation in Ukraine (resolution to be voted on Thursday 17 July)

The current situation in Ukraine means the Ukrainian government must make sustained efforts to strengthen economic stability and the political

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Published 11/07/2014

Situation in Iraq

The territorial advances of the jihadists of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are extremely concerning. The internal conflict in Iraq is