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#S&D – It is Europe’s responsibility to lead climate action and speed up implementation of #SDGs

#S&D – It is Europe’s responsibility to lead climate action and speed up implementation of #SDGs

| September 27, 2019

It is up to the European Union to take charge and ensure that the proper action is taken to actively address climate change. This is the key message delivered by the Socialists & Democrats delegation in New York who have actively participated at the 2019 Climate Action Summit, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Summit and […]

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No time to lose as UK parliament can get back to work on scrutinising #Brexit say S&D MEPs

No time to lose as UK parliament can get back to work on scrutinising #Brexit say S&D MEPs

| September 24, 2019

The Supreme Court in the UK ruled on 24 September that the UK government’s suspension of its parliament was unlawful and that the decision is now void and without effect. The S&D Group welcomes the fact that parliament can get back to work to ensure that a no-deal is ruled out and discuss all options […]

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Brazilian environment and human rights defenders – S&Ds nominees for #2019SakharovPrize

Brazilian environment and human rights defenders – S&Ds nominees for #2019SakharovPrize

| September 20, 2019

The Socialists and Democrats (S&D) Group in the European Parliament have jointly nominated three Brazilian activists for the 2019 Sakharov Prize. They represent voices for human rights and protection of the environment. The nominated are: Chief Raoni, the charismatic and internationally famous leader of the Kayapo people, a Brazilian indigenous group. He has been crusading […]

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#Italy – Chairman of European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affair Committee becomes Italian finance minister

#Italy – Chairman of European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affair Committee becomes Italian finance minister

| September 5, 2019

Following the announcement that a new Italian government will be sworn in today (5 September), the leader of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, Iratxe García, said: “We are very pleased to see a new government that places Italy back at the table of those willing to build a stronger and reformed Europe. “Our […]

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#S&Ds – ‘The EU is at a crossroads’

#S&Ds – ‘The EU is at a crossroads’

| July 17, 2019

The Finnish presidency will contribute to creating a more sustainable Europe for a sustainable future. Finland’s presidency kicks off during a decisive moment for the history of the European Union. In this transition period for the EU institutions, it is important that the cornerstones of European integration – peace, security, stability, democracy and prosperity – […]

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#Erdogan should understand message: In #Istanbul people have voted for democracy and better living conditions, says S&D

#Erdogan should understand message: In #Istanbul people have voted for democracy and better living conditions, says S&D

| June 25, 2019

Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament congratulate all Istanbullus and the opposition CHP Party candidate Ekrem İmamoğlu who won for a second time, after his March victory was nullified following pressure from the Erdoğan government. The 23 June victory is even more impressive and gives a clear signal to President Erdoğan, that the Turkish people […]

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Plenary backs ambitious S&D proposal to tax more #TechGiants

Plenary backs ambitious S&D proposal to tax more #TechGiants

| December 13, 2018

Today (13 December), the Socialists and Democrats led a broad coalition in the plenary to include digital provider companies such as Netflix or iTunes (Apple) in the digital services tax (DST). The S&Ds lamented the rejection by the conservatives and the liberals of a proposal to increase the tax rate on digital services provided by […]

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