New Global Bladder Cancer Patient Organization launches

For the first time ever, people affected by bladder cancer – the 10th most common cancer in the world, with more than half-a-million new cases reported every year – will have a global voice.
 
BARCELONA, 18 March, 2019
The World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition (WBCPC) officially launched today at the European Association of Urology congress in Barcelona, Spain.
 

Ceemet welcomes the extension vote in the House of Commons

Ceemet, European Tech & Industry employers, welcomes the vote in Westminster today, 14th March 2019, to seek an extension to the Article 50 process to ensure there will be no chaotic ‘no-deal’ Brexit.
 

S&Ds push for a deep reform of EU governance to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Today the plenary of the European Parliament voted on a report on the implementation and delivery of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)*. More than 190 world leaders have committed to these goals to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, protect the environment and tackle climate change, and that means action is needed both inside and outside the EU.

S&Ds push to make eurozone governance more stable and democratic

S&D MEPs Pedro Silva Pereira and Vladimír Maňka secured a strong majority in the European Parliament on proposals to make the functioning of the eurozone more stable and democratic.
 
Pedro Silva Pereira, S&D rapporteur for economic and monetary affairs, said:

S&Ds: We call for a stronger EU 2020 Budget on Youth and Climate that lives up to citizens’ expectations and tackles global challenges

The plenary of the EU Parliament has voted in favour of the report on the guidelines for the 2020 Budget - Section III. It sets out the main political priorities of the European Parliament for the EU Budget 2019, and provides a rather comprehensive overview.
 
S&D budget coordinator, Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, stated:

Gender fairness needs strong commitment without playing games

The Socialists and Democrats take gender equality seriously: with the nomination of Philip Lane as a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB), José Manuel Campa as chair of the European Banking Authority (EBA) and Sebastiano Laviola as number two of the Single Resolution Board (SRB), gender balance has once again not been respected. The S&D Group will therefore refuse from now on to consider any list of candidates that does not give women their rightful place. 
 

EU takes significant step to end letterbox companies in the EU and to protect workers

Negotiators from the European Parliament, Commission and Council, today backed new rules governing how companies can move between EU member states. The S&D Group ensured that these new rules will prevent fraudulent or abusive company set-ups to avoid taxes or social legislation.
 
S&D MEP and chief-negotiator for the European Parliament for the company mobility rules, Evelyn Regner, said:

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