Anti-establishment and far-right triumph in Italy election as count continues

By |marec 5th, 2018|Democratic Party, forza italia, Gianni Pittella, Italian elections 2018, Lega Nord, Luigi Di Maio, Marine Le Pen, Matteo Salvini, News, populism, Sergio Mattarella, Silvio Berlusconi, Steve Bannon|

The anti-establishment 5-Star movement and the far-right Northern League could have enough support for a majority after Sunday's (4 March) general election, although some analysts believe such a coalition is unlikely.

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New S&D figurehead: We are critical of Romania’s social democrats

By |februar 1st, 2018|anti-EU, Article 7, Corina Crețu, Emmanuel Macron, European elections 2019, Gianni Pittella, Hungary, illiberal democracy, Italian elections 2018, Jean-Claude Juncker, Klaus Iohannis, News, Poland, PSD, Romania elections, rule of law, S&D, socialists, Spitzenkandidaten, Transnational lists, Tudorel Toader, Viktor Orbán|

Maria João Rodrigues, who is emerging as the most prominent figurehead in the European Parliament's  S&D group, made it plain on Thursday (1 February) that her political group is quite critical of its Romanian affiliate member, the ruling social-democrat PSD.

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Unprecedented vote on budget puts S&D on track for EU elections in 2019

By |december 1st, 2017|European Parliament, European Parliament elections, Gianni Pittella, Martin Schulz, News, S&D Group, Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament|

This week's vote on the EU budget for 2018 might signal a turning point in defining the future political landscape of the European Union, writes Doru Frantescu.

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S&D chief: “Employment for young Africans is a huge challenge”

By |november 28th, 2017|Africa, development, Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, Libya, Marshall plan for Africa, Mediterranean crisis, MEPs, Migration, News, S&D, Sahel, security, terrorism|

On the eve of the EU-Africa Summit, Gianni Pittella says that European short-termism in migration policy will not address its root causes, and looks at agribusiness to leverage the continent out of poverty - 'but not at any cost'.

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S&D chief works for a progressive alliance away from ‘Orbánising’ EPP

By |oktober 26th, 2017|Austerity, austerity measures, Catalonia independence, Catalonia referendum, Dublin II, Dublin regulation, EU-Mercosur, European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, grand coalition, News, SYRIZA|

There should be a clear distinction between the right and the left in European politics and the EU socialists should open the door to other anti-austerity progressive forces as well as to those who do not want to follow the “Orbánisation” of the centre-right, S&D leader Gianni Pittella told EURACTIV.com in an interview.

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EU socialists pledge to turn left to tackle growing extremism

By |oktober 19th, 2017|Austerity, austerity cuts, Gianni Pittella, News, Sergei Stanishev|

The EU Socialists and Democrats said on Wednesday (18 October) that they have to keep their distance from right-wing parties and be the basis for an alliance with progressive forces in order to counter growing extremism in Europe.

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Photographer warns ‘mankind’s first people’ face extinction

By |oktober 3rd, 2017|Africa, Climate Change, Gianni Pittella, News, nomads, S&D|

A photo exhibition by Belgian photographer and journalist Roger Job has highlighted the risk of extinction facing the Turkanas, a nomad pastoral population in north-east Kenya, threatened by climate change and a significant recent discovery of natural ...

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Africa forum embraces the ‘Spotlight initiative’

By |september 27th, 2017|Africa, Gianni Pittella, Kenya, Neven Mimica, News, S&D, socialists, United Nations, violence against women, women in politics, women rights, Zambia|

Violence against women and girls is the root cause of discrimination and disempowerment, and this is not only about Africa, speakers insisted yesterday (26 September) at a conference on “Political Empowerment of Women in Africa and in Europe”.

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Pittella calls on EU to provide ‘utmost urgent’ help to Sierra Leone

By |avgust 17th, 2017|Africa, Gianni Pittella, humanitarian aid, natural disasters, News, Sierra Leone, socialists|

Gianni Pittella, the president of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, has called for the EU to deliver help to Sierra Leone with the utmost urgency, after floods and landslides in the country’s capital Freetown took a huge toll on human lives.

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PES president: Unlike EPP, socialists do not impose decisions on member parties

By |junij 27th, 2017|Alexis Tsipras, Fofi Gennimata, Gianni Pittella, Greece, News, PASOK, S&D, Sergei Stanishev, socialist party|

In the European socialist political family, important decisions are not made by the president or the most influential national leaders, as is the case with the centre-right European People’s Party, President of the Party of European Socialists (PES) Sergei Stanishev told EURACTIV.com.

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