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 illegal immigrants.
We also welcome the European Commission’s decision to refer Hungary to the EU Court of Justice (CJEU) for non-compliance of its asylum and return legislation with EU law.

CEEP addresses Digital Labour Market at the informal EPSCO

At the informal ESPCO in Vienna, Walter Marschitz, CEO of SWOE (Sozialwirtschaft Österreich) representing VÖEWG (Verband der öffentlichen Wirtschaft und Gemeinwirtschaft Österreichs), and Valeria Ronzitti, General Secretary of CEEP, addressed the challenges and opportunities of digitalized labour markets.

Enjoying Water Leisure Safely – Standards and the EU Recreational Craft Directive

European standardization and the EU Single Market campaign
In the middle of this sunny summer, many of us will head to the seaside and enjoy a recreational craft, such as a boat cruise, windsurf racing, hiking with a dinghy or paddling a kayak.

S&Ds protest against Nation State and Breaking the Silence Laws in Israel

Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament protest against the controversial Nation State Law adopted by Knesset today, declaring Israel the nation state of the Jewish people with Hebrew as its only official language.

Steel safeguard measures send a strong signal: Commission acts against distortive trade practices

Brussels, 18 July 2018 – After today’s announcement that the European Commission will impose safeguard measures on certain steel products, European Aluminium calls on the Commission to monitor import surges vigilantly and defend its industry against an influx of aluminium imports if proven necessary.

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. Socialists and Democrats have always been at the forefront of the fight for visa-free travel for all of the Western Balkans, including Kosovo.

Udo Bullmann: Google must play by the EU rules when in the EU market. No company is above EU law

S&Ds welcomed today the decision of the European Commission to impose a €4.3 billion penalty on Google for abusing its dominant position in the Android operating system for mobile phones.
Reacting to the announcement by the competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager, S&D Group president Udo Bullmann said:

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 European Parliament delegation to the UN High Level Political Forum on the implementation of the SDGs.

ACCA sees highest level of member and student satisfaction in a year of ground-breaking change


Signal für Offenheit: EU und Japan ratifizieren bilaterales Freihandelsabkommen

Signal für Offenheit: EU und Japan ratifizieren bilaterales Freihandelsabkommen


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