European Youth Debating Competition: youngsters know how to debate!

Media Release
Düsseldorf-Neus / Brussels, 23-04-2018
3rd edition of the EYDC launched in Düsseldorf-Neuss

S&Ds urge the government of Nicaragua to stop repression against its citizens

Police repression to diffuse citizens’ mobilisation against the reform of social security proposed by the government of Nicaragua has left at least 30 dead over the weekend. The S&D Group in the Parliament considers that the withdrawal of such a proposal is not enough, and call for an independent investigation on the deaths and for the immediate halt of any police violence.
S&D vice-president for human rights, Elena Valenciano, said:

People who speak-up should feel safe to do so, says ACCA

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) welcomes the publication of the Directive establishing common minimum standards for the protection of persons reporting on breaches in specific Union policy areas. The global accountancy body welcomes its main objective, but warns that concrete implementation of the provisions is essential 

Finally, European Commission backs S&D’s call for protection for whistle-blowers

The S&D Group today welcomed the proposal from the European Commission on the protection of whistle-blowers in the EU.
S&D Group leader Udo Bullmann said: 

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

Joint Note of the European Telecom Social Partners: Our concern regarding the negotiations on the European Electronic Communications Code

Brussels, 19 April 2018 – UNI Europa, the European trade union federation representing service workers, and ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, jointly express their concern with regard to the on-going negotiations for a European Electronic Communications Code (EECC).

Gas infrastructure guaranteed a high level of Security of Supply in a stressed winter

  • Winter full of unexpected incidents, but gas delivery was guaranteed all the time
  • Gas stock level at the end of the winter lowest ever
  • Gas storage injection starts to prepare for the next winter

S&Ds slam Merkel’s proposal for 'Jumbo Council' with finance and economy ministers as dead-end for Eurozone

Reacting to a proposal made by Chancellor Angela Merkel in a speech to her CDU /CSU parliamentary group on Tuesday to convene a Jumbo Council meeting between finance and economy ministers S&D Group spokesperson on economic and monetary affairs, Pervenche Berès, said:

Enabel - Belgian Development Agency

European Aluminium’s event on Industrial Policy unveils I+ Manifesto seeking to inspire 2019 EU elections

Brussels, 19 April 2018 – Today, European Aluminium launched its new I+ Manifesto during its public event New Industrial Policy: what role for strategic value chains? held in Brussels. I+ Manifesto’ is a voluntary online initiative to foster the debate about the EU’s role in industrial policies for the upcoming EU elections.


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