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Press Release: Lithuanian MEPs ask Donald Tusk to include Ostrovets nuclear plant safety issue on the agenda of upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit

Ahead of the fifth Eastern Partnership Summit, to be held in Brussels on the 24th of November, Lithuanian MEPs from several political groups requested in a letter sent to the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, to include on the summit’s agenda the safety question of Ostrovets nuclear plant. Full article…

Press Release: Eastern Partnership: November summit should be forward-looking, injecting new dynamism

“The summit in Brussels should be forward-looking, injecting new dynamism providing a clear political vision for the future of our Eastern Partnership. Differentiation is key. As our resources are limited, the principle of ‘more for more and less for less’ should be implemented. We should focus our resources much more on those Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries who have made remarkable progress on their European path”, said Laima Andrikienė MEP, co-author of the European Parliament’s recommendations ahead of the EaP Summit on 24 November.

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Press Release: The first and second road mobility packages: an explainer

GUE/NGL MEPs are broadly supportive of the initiative for reform of road transport as many of the measures included in the Commission proposals are longstanding demands of the Left.

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Press Release: Improving the EU’s security: ALDE welcomes Commission’s proposals to foster military mobility

In order to further improve the EU’s security environment, the European Commission and the High Representative presented today a number of actions to further develop military mobility within the EU. The joint communication addresses the obstacles which are hindering the movement of military equipment and personnel across the EU at the moment and aims at maximising civil and military synergies also through the EU’s transport network in an efficient and sustainable manner.

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Press Release: We can all contribute to achieving the Paris goals, say S&D MEPs attending the COP 23 in Bonn

The Group of the Socialists and Democrats has been very active since the preparations for the COP 21 in Paris and is closely following the implementation of the commitments made two years ago. This is why an S&D delegation is going to Bonn tomorrow to take part in meetings with world leaders and civil society representatives of the COP 23.

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Event: ALDE Seminar ‘Posting of drivers – what future for the free movement of services?’ (Brussels, 29 November 2017)

Hosted by ALDE Member Martina Dlabajová, EMPL rapporteur for the Posting of Drivers proposal. In the light of the ongoing review of the posting of workers directive and the forthcoming discussions of the Commission proposal on Mobility package, this event will discuss the posting of drivers and its implications on free movement of services and the protection of workers. The event will give an opportunity to debate in depth the ways in which the Posting of Workers Directive will be applicable to drivers and discuss whether the proposal of the Commission is proportionate and effective in achieving its goals.

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Press Release: S&Ds want more ambitious legislation to promote the use of renewables in transport

“Today the Transport committee in the European Parliament rejected a lukewarm proposal on use of energy from renewable sources. The S&D Group could not support the opinion on the Industry and Energy committee’s final report, which was too limited in scope. The S&D group clearly opposed a conservative attempt to weaken the ambition of EU renewable targets, instead calling for national binding targets on renewables for all Member States”.

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Event: S&D Group Digital Europe Working Group – Robotics (Brussels, 8 November 2017)

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Press Release: Pittella in South America: Europe and Latin America must go hand in hand to face global challenges

As of Monday, the President of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, will be on mission in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile to support and strengthen the political ties with progressive sister parties and to exchange views on EU-MERCUSUR and EU-Chile trade agreements.

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Press Release: E-Privacy: A victory for citizens’ interests over lobbying efforts of big business

The European Parliament in Strasbourg today voted in favour of starting negotiations with the Council and Commission over new rules to give citizens control over how their confidential information can be used or shared online.

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Press Release: S&Ds push for transparency and sustainability chapter in trade deals with Australia and New Zealand

The European Parliament will vote today on recommendations for the trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand. The Socialists and Democrats are especially pushing for transparent negotiations and enforceable environmental and labor standards.

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Press Release: Miles no more: comparing airline prices getting expensive

During a debate this evening, the EPP Group will denounce a practice by some airlines which is driving up prices of European air travel on booking sites. In a cross-party Oral Question to the European Commission initiated by Claudia Monteiro de Aguiar MEP, Members will ask the Commission to take action: “Airline companies, like Lufthansa, charge extra if you don’t book through their own online platform. We are very worried about this and want the Commission to clarify the legality of these charges. Other airlines announced that they are considering introducing similar surcharges, so the matter is urgent.”

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Event: EPP Group Hearing on Digital Trade (Brussels, 8 November 2017)

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