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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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Jo Leinen: ‘Moment of truth on #Brexit is coming closer’

Jo Leinen: ‘Moment of truth on #Brexit is coming closer’

| November 14, 2018

“The agreement on the table would permanently protect the rights of Europeans living in the UK and of British citizens living in the EU. It would also put an end to the uncertainties for businesses,” said MEP Jo Leinen (pictured), S&D spokesperson for the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament. “It is the evening […]

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#Brazil – European Social Democrats call on Bolsonaro to respect constitution

#Brazil – European Social Democrats call on Bolsonaro to respect constitution

| October 29, 2018

Brazilians went to the polls yesterday (28 October) and elected a new president, with election results indicating that the winner is Jair Bolsonaro (pictured). With all respect to the Brazilian democracy and out of friendship with the Brazilian people, Socialists and Democrats call on the new president to respect the universal values of human rights […]

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#AccidentalAmericans: EU must stand up to US over double taxation of EU citizens #FACTA

#AccidentalAmericans: EU must stand up to US over double taxation of EU citizens #FACTA

| July 9, 2018

S&D MEPs have called for the European Commission to act to protect EU citizens affected by the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The US is one of only two countries in the world to tax people based on citizenship rather than place of residence.   S&D Group spokesperson for the Parliament’s petitions committee, […]

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#Asylum – Udo Bullmann: European Leaders must take a bold step towards tackling real problem of lack of solidarity in Europe!

#Asylum – Udo Bullmann: European Leaders must take a bold step towards tackling real problem of lack of solidarity in Europe!

| June 28, 2018

On the occasion of today’s (28 June) Council meeting, S&D MEPs call on heads of state and government to find a reasonable and fair agreement on a common asylum and migration policy.      S&D Group President Udo Bullmann said: “The cases of the Aquarius and Lifeline refugee boats have shown dramatically that time is […]

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S&Ds: ‘Live animal transport must be humane – animal welfare and food quality can’t be sacrificed’ 

S&Ds: ‘Live animal transport must be humane – animal welfare and food quality can’t be sacrificed’ 

| March 20, 2018

Following the revelation of abuses of the current legislation on transporting live animals, reported by the Animal Welfare Intergroup in the European Parliament, the S&D Group urges the European Parliament to take urgent measures in order to live up to citizens’ expectations and concerns.    The S&D Group demanded that relevant committees, AGRI, ENVI and […]

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#Pittella: ‘I have fought for 20 years for a progressive Europe. I will now lead the same fight in Italy’

#Pittella: ‘I have fought for 20 years for a progressive Europe. I will now lead the same fight in Italy’

| February 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Speaking on his decision to stand for election in the upcoming Italian elections, S&D Group President Gianni Pittella (pictured) said:  “I will run as a candidate in the Italian elections as president of the S&D Group, the most progressive and pro-European group in the European Parliament. The upcoming Italian elections will not only be decisive […]

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