S&D Euro MPs welcome a milestone agreement on migration at the UN

Following the accord reached in the UN on an international agreement to manage migration, S&D vice-president responsible for foreign affairs and human rights, Elena Valenciano, stated:
 
“The S&D Group welcomes the historic decision in the UN on a global compact to manage migration around the world.
 
“The US boycott has not stopped the willingness of a multilateral approach through partnerships and worldwide alliances for a safe, orderly and regular migration and refugees pact.
 

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ACCA has issued the following statement on the United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union White Paper

Helen Brand OBE, ACCA chief executive, says:

“ACCA welcomes the publication of the long awaited UK Government White Paper on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

North America and Africa lead the way in economic confidence despite trade wars spooking economic sentiment, finds ACCA and IMA economic survey

The global economic recovery that started in late 2016 is starting to lose momentum, with global confidence in Q2 dipping from its Q1 high, finds the latest edition of ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and IMA Global Economic Conditions survey.

There can be no second-class products, nor consumers, in the EU, say S&Ds

The S&D Group led today an overwhelming majority in the internal market parliamentary committee to ensure that there are no double standards in the quality of food and other consumer products between western and eastern European member states. S&D MEPs denounced the sale of seemingly identical products of lower quality, in some European countries as unfair and dangerous behaviour. They vowed to work towards finding European solutions that treat European consumers as equals and deserving regardless of their country of residence.

If we want to ensure peace, we have to defend democracies against Trumpism, says Bullmann

On the occasion of the NATO Summit, S&D president Udo Bullmann says:
 

Parliament puts forward ambitious proposals to enable parents and carers to take fairly compensated paternity, parental and/or carers’ leave

The S&Ds led today a majority in the employment and social affairs committee calling for an ambitious and progressive Work-Life Balance Directive to enable working parents and carers to balance their professional and private lives. Under the rules, parents and carers across the EU will be able to take leave that is fairly compensated. They will also be able to request flexible working arrangements in order to take care of their children and/or seriously ill or injured relatives and friends.

CLEPA on the vote on opinions on CO2 standards: Tough balancing act

The committee for Transport and Tourism in the European Parliament has voted yesterday to confirm the Commission’s proposed reduction targets for cars and vans, to call for more flexible rules on eco-innovations and to request the Commission to introduce Life-Cycle Analysis and Well-to-wheel data in emissions regulation. The committee for Industry, Research and Energy did not adopt a position after a vote which overall had produced contradictory results.

CLEPA Secretary General Sigrid de Vries comments:

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