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Strong transatlantic dialogue with progressive forces is more important than ever

Strong transatlantic dialogue with progressive forces is more important than ever A high-ranking S&D delegation just concluded its four-day visit to Washington DC. The delegation, composed of MEPs Victor Boștinaru, Tanja Fajon, Maria João Rodrigues, Jeppe Kofod, Knut Fleckenstein and Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero, met with members of the US Congress from both the Republican and Democratic parti...
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Zero tolerance for Orbán’s asylum policies

Zero tolerance for Orbán’s asylum policies Socialists and Democrats welcome today’s decision taken by the European Commission to launch an infringement procedure against Hungary concerning its “Stop Soros” package of laws. The legislation that the Hungarian parliament adopted in June is designed to crack down on non-governmental organisations (NGOs) by criminalising them for providing help to ill...
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A vast choice of exhibitions for the end of the summer vacation

A vast choice of exhibitions for the end of the summer vacation As is the case every year, September is the month that sees the start of the cultural year. This is the time when the capital’s many museums and cultural centres take the opportunity to present their new programmes. From Beyond Klimt to Michel Blazy, not forgetting many exhibitions dedicated to Horta, art lovers are not going to be...
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Statement by the Spokesperson on Turkey’s decision not to renew the state of emergency

Statement by the Spokesperson on Turkey's decision not to renew the state of emergency Bruxelles, 19/07/2018 - 09:59, UNIQUE ID: 180719_25 Statements by the Spokesperson The end of the state of emergency in place in Turkey since the coup attempt of 2016 is a welcome step. At the same time, we believe the adoption of new legislative proposals grant...
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Kosovo has done its homework – citizens deserve to freely travel to Europe

Kosovo has done its homework - citizens deserve to freely travel to Europe S&D Group welcomes today’s European Commission announcement that Kosovo has made sufficient progress with regards to the fight against corruption and organised crime, and should now be granted a visa-free regime with the European Union. This means that all the conditions of EU visa liberalisation are now fulfilled. Soc...
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Israel bans Hamas-affiliated Palestinian station Al-Quds TV.

Israel bans Hamas-affiliated Palestinian station Al-Quds TV A man sits in a car trunk in Gaza City in July 2018. Israel has banned the Hamas-affiliated Al-Quds TV from operating in the region. (Reuters/ Marius Bosch) Beirut, July 17, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today urged the Israeli authorities to lift a ban on the Palestinian broadcaster Al-Quds TV. In an order issued unde...
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S&D MEPs meet UN Secretary General António Guterres to discuss how to better promote Sustainable Development Goals

S&D MEPs meet UN Secretary General António Guterres to discuss how to better promote Sustainable Development Goals Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament are deeply committed to promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) both in the EU and around the world. This is why three S&D MEPs - Linda McAvan, Seb Dance and Arne Lietz - are in New York this week as part of a ...
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Federica Mogherini meets with Presidents Vučić of Serbia and Thaçi of Kosovo

Federica Mogherini meets with Presidents Vučić of Serbia and Thaçi of Kosovo Today, Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, hosted a meeting of the High Level Dialogue with President Hashim Thaçi of Kosovo and President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia. The High ...
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Western Balkan Six propose recommendations ahead of the adoption of the EC’s research and innovation Horizon Europe programme

Western Balkan Six propose recommendations ahead of the adoption of the EC’s research and innovation Horizon Europe programme Horizon Europe should contribute to closing research & innovation EU-Western Balkans gaps Sarajevo - Following the conclusions of the meeting of the Western Balkans Working Group on Research and Development (R&D) that took place in Brussels on 13 June 2018, t...
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