Our position papers

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Proposals for an S&D position towards the Western Balkans and their ‘European perspective’

At its June 2003 summit in Thessaloniki the EU Heads of State and Government promised a ‘European perspective’ to the countries of the Western Balkans

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DEVE (Development) policy paper for development and humanitarian aid priorities 2014-2019

S&D as a group has been at the forefront of the global fight against poverty, discrimination and inequality. We’ve fought hard to ensure adequate

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Ending the crisis and building new sustainable and shared prosperity - our call for an ambitious european investment strategy

Seven years into the economic crisis, Europe is at risk of sliding back into recession and, beyond, to enter a prolonged period of low growth, low

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Towards a fair and sustainable taxation system: what we achieved so far, and much more still to do

In 2008 Europe was hit by an unprecedented financial, economic and social crisis. Although neither tax avoidance, nor tax fraud, nor tax havens caused

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EU-US negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement - TTIP

In June 2013, the Council adopted the mandate for the European Commission to start negotiations with the United States on a Transatlantic Trade and

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The rise of right wing extremism and populism in Europe

Europe's values are under threat. They are being challenged by the rise of ideologies of intolerance, racism, xenophobia, violence and by narratives

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Free movement must be more fair, not less free: our alternative, progressive vision

Free Movement of citizens and of workers is the core of EU citizenship and a pillar of the success of EU single market. To limit free movement would

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10 demands to fight social dumping and protect all workers

Equal work, equal right and fair competition must be at the heart of a well-functioning Single Market, not only to protect workers but also to protect

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Media literacy

Media literacy is the ability to use media in the "right" and "appropriate" way. It is a key qualification in modern society, the key skill of the

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Data protection

In a world built around online communication, the modernisation of data protection laws is a pressing need for Europe. Every day our data is processed