Gas Storage Europe (GSE) members re-elect Lubor Veleba as their President

The Plenary of Gas Storage Europe (GSE) re-elected Lubor Veleba as GSE President for a second term of two years. Lubor Veleba has been member of the GSE ExCom since 2005 and GIE Board member from 2011.

In addition, GSE Plenary re-elected GSE ExCom members: Cécile Prévieu (Storengy, France), René Zwanepol (TAQA, The Netherlands) and László Fritsch (Hungarian Gas Storage, Hungary).

Consumers International

Learning to Manage Public Contracts – What to Do and How to Do It

09 Oct 2018 to 10 Oct 2018

The detailed programme of this seminar will be available soon.

S&Ds: An historic moment for FYR Macedonia and for the Balkans

Following a visit of S&D Group to FYR Macedonia, MEPs were encouraged by the situation in the country and call on all political forces to work together and seize this historic moment. 2018 is an important year for the Western Balkans, with the Commission presenting its Strategy Paper for the region next week in Strasbourg and the annual enlargement package in April, alongside this a high level EU-Western Balkans summit will be held in Sofia in May, and consecutive EU Council presidencies are prioritising the region.  

European Institute of Peace

S&Ds welcome the EU’s decision to support Palestinians

S&D members welcome the new assistance package of 42,5 million euros for Palestine, announced by the European Commission.

S&D Group vice-president Elena Valenciano MEP said:

“While the Trump administration is playing with fire in the Middle East without offering any new hope for peace, Palestinians need our solidarity and support more than ever. This is true in East Jerusalem in particular, where local Palestinians are facing rapidly deteriorating conditions and isolation.

IGBA launches a Biosimilar Medicines Information Campaign

1 February 2018Today, the International Generic and Biosimilar medicines Association (IGBA) launched an information campaign on biosimilar medicines. The foundation of this campaign is the IGBA biosimilar medicines public slide deck(1).

Make money work for a just and fair society, say S&Ds to Commission

The Socialists and Democrats call on the Commission to endorse the recommendations put forward in a report by the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance. If the European Union is serious about meeting the COP21 climate goals and successfully managing the transition to a low-carbon society, investments into sustainable development must be stepped up considerably.


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