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Katarina Barley, Constanze Krehl & Udo Bullmann in Leipzig: #EuropeTogether for our Digital Future!

The S&D Group together with its progressive partners will organise its next #EuropeTogether conference this Friday, 15 March 2019, in Leipzig in Germany. The topic to be discussed is ‘We need to be Digital, Successful and Social. How do we get there?’
 

The UK economy needs a confidence boost, says ACCA

In response to the UK Chancellor's Spring Statement, ACCA's head of taxation, Chas Roy-Chowdhury says:

S&Ds welcome Youth for Climate Movement and call for a carbon-neutral economy by 2050 at the latest

Today the plenary of the European Parliament debated on how to fight climate change in the presence of 60 young Europeans representing the Youth for Climate Movement started last August by Greta Thunberg.

S&Ds fight for EU-wide improvement of equal access to products and services for 120 million citizens

The Socialists and Democrats were the driving force behind a new piece of legislation that will allow European citizens with disabilities better access to products and services such as computers, mobile phones or travel ticketing and automatic teller machines, which was voted today in the European Parliament’s plenary.

S&Ds ensure more money for frontline member states, despite opposition from EPP

The European Parliament today approved the creation of a fund of over €10 billion to help member states manage asylum, migration and integration for the period 2021-2027. The S&D Group has ensured that the money will be primarily spent within EU countries, to ensure frontline member states have the resources they need to manage migration in a fair and humane way. This split the centre-right EPP Group.
 

European Parliament approves update to EU’s Visa Information System

The European Parliament today approved updated rules governing the EU’s Visa Information System. This is the EU database that connects border guards at the EU’s external borders with member states' consulates across the world. It provides authorities with key information on applicants for short-stay Schengen visas.
 
S&D Group spokesperson for the EU Visa Information System Péter Niedermüller said:

National Energy and Climate Plans Depict a Strong Future for Gas in the European Union

Brussels, 13 March 2019. Gas is very present in the Member States’ NECPs, but Eurogas sees room for improvement in the recognition of the value of gas for the coming 10 years.
 

The country is divided, the government is divided and the population is divided

The President of the Party of the European Left, Gregor Gysi declares: 

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