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S&Ds: Without parliamentary scrutiny or free speech, Hungary is no longer a functioning democracy

S&D MEPs today condemned the emergency measures taken in Hungary in response to the Covid-19 crisis that allow Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to rule by

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S&D MEPs vote to deny UK access to fingerprint data exchange

The S&D Group in the European Parliament voted to uphold high standards of data protection and safeguard fundamental rights of EU citizens when MEPs

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European Commission’s travel and tourism package - a step in the right direction, say S&Ds

The S&D Group welcomes the travel and tourism package the European Commission has announced today. It is, indisputably, an important step that has

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S&Ds lead European Parliament’s response on the European Recovery Plan

Socialists and Democrats call on the European Commission to come up with an ambitious recovery plan to respond to the economic emergency created by


A European Health Union - if not now, then when?

From this COVID-19 crisis we have learnt important lessons and one of those is the importance of public health systems. Men and women of the European


A European Health Union. Increasing EU competence in health - coping with COVID19 and looking to the future

The right to physical and mental health is a fundamental human right. Every person, without discrimination, has the right to access modern and

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“We must act now. Later will be too late!” - S&Ds pressure EU institutions to save the tourism sector from bankruptcy

With the tourism and travel sector in the EU coming to a near standstill, Socialists and Democrats call on the European Commission, EU Council and the

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S&D: Covid-19 is another urgent reason for the immediate release of all prisoners of conscience

At the initiative of the Socialists and Democrats, the subcommittee on human rights in the European Parliament held today a remote exchange of views


Europe day celebration: let's make history again!

Europe day celebration: 70 years after the creation of the European coal and steel community, we are called to make history, again! Workers in the