Tag: Gianni Pittella

#EPPresident: Gianni Pittella, Leader of the S&D Group, throws his hat into the ring

#EPPresident: Gianni Pittella, Leader of the S&D Group, throws his hat into the ring

| November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Socialist and Democrat MEPs have unanimously backed the Group President Gianni Pittella as their candidate for the presidency of the European Parliament. Pittella has argued that the post should be reserved for a S&D candidate, since the European Commission and European Council both have Presidents from the European People’s Party group. S&D Group President Gianni […]

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#Pittella: ‘Trump is the expression of a virus spreading across #US & EU’

#Pittella: ‘Trump is the expression of a virus spreading across #US & EU’

| November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

We respect the vote of the American people. Yet – for us, today is a sad day. A sad day for the entire world. Donald Trump is the expression of a virus that has deeply infected our societies, not only in the US but also in Europe, said S&D Group president Gianni Pittella. Will Europe be […]

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#Refugees: New tragedy calls for EU to intervene now on the North African routes

#Refugees: New tragedy calls for EU to intervene now on the North African routes

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

On 18 April another tragedy struck the Mediterranean Sea with another sinking of a boat full of migrants from Somalia. The S&D Group has called for immediate action to prevent more meaningless deaths in the Mediterranean. For S&D right solution lies on the table as it has been formulated by the Italian government with the […]

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#PNR: Positive reactions over Parliament’s approval of Passenger Name Records

#PNR: Positive reactions over Parliament’s approval of Passenger Name Records

| April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

On 14 April the European Parliament voted in favour of the Passenger Name Records (PNR), a reform judged by many MEPs over different parties as a necessity to ensure more security to European citizens. However, concerns remain over privacy of citizens. Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos issued […]

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#Migrants: Negative reaction over Austria’s decision to start stricter border controls with Italy

#Migrants: Negative reaction over Austria’s decision to start stricter border controls with Italy

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

On 11 April Austria announced that they will start building a barrier at the Brennero pass and most likely will re-establish border controls with Italy. The announcement prompted the European Union to condemn the decision. Hans Peter Doskozil, Austrian Ministry of Defence, said that Austria will start with stricter border control from 1 June. Austria is […]

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#Aid: New aid package means EU is frontrunner in humanitarian support for education in emergencies

#Aid: New aid package means EU is frontrunner in humanitarian support for education in emergencies

| April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

The S&D Group welcomes the European Commission’s decision to adopt a €52 million humanitarian aid package aimed specifically at educational projects for children in emergency situations in 2016. Thanking Commissioner Christos Stylianides for his commitment, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella stated: “On humanitarian aid Europe is the global frontrunner and the S&D Group has been a […]

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#Cyprus: The solution to the Cyprus problem should be in line with the EU’s principles and values

#Cyprus: The solution to the Cyprus problem should be in line with the EU’s principles and values

| March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Gianni Pittella, leader of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, will pay an official visit to Cyprus from 22 to 23 March for a series of meetings with the state and political leadership of the country. In view of this visit, Gianni Pittella stated: “The solution to the Cyprus problem should be in line with the […]

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