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EP Political Party Press Release: S&Ds call for in-depth inquiry through special EP committee into foreign interference in European democratic processes

At the initiative of the Socialists and Democrats, the European Parliament today held a debate on foreign interference and disinformation in national and European democratic processes.

Given continued evidence of attempts by state and non-state actors to undermine political systems in member states and to destabilise the EU by interfering in elections, our group is proposing to establish a special Parliamentary committee to deal with this top priority issue.  We urge other political groups to join our fight to defend democracy and support this proposal in a resolution that will be voted on in October.

EP Political Party Press Release: J.R. Bauzá : ”We have serious doubts about Romania’s Commission nominee”

The coordinator of the Renew Europe delegation on the European Parliament’s Transport Committee, MEP José Ramón Bauzá (Ciudadanos, ES), has today stressed that the upcoming hearing of the Romanian MEP Rovana Plumb, the Romanian Government’s nominee for the European Commission, will determine whether Renew Europe can support the candidate’s nomination.

EP Political Groups Reaction to the appointment of Christine Lagarde as the next European Central Bank president

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Press Releases: European Political Groups Reactions to Commission Nomination

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EP Political Party Press Release: S&D MEPs – “European Parliament would support Brexit extension to avoid no-deal”

Leaders of the main pro-European political groups in the European Parliament today confirmed that they would support a Brexit extension as a way to avoid the UK crashing out of the EU without a deal. They reiterated that no-deal is the worst possible outcome and it if it happens it will not be the choice of the EU.

Press Release: GUE/NGL – Trade Commissioner Slammed for Avoiding Scrutiny Over Amazon’s Plight

Left MEPs have condemned Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmström, for refusing to appear before the European Parliament’s Environment Committee to answer questions about the impact on the Amazon forest of the recently agreed EU-Mercosur free trade agreement.

Press Release: UK House of Commons Vote Against No-Deal Brexit

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Press Releases: Parliament group priorities

During the European elections in May, about 200 million Europeans elected MEPs to represent them over the coming five years in the new European Parliament. Those MEPs are organised into groups based on their political affinities. Find out about the priorities of each group in the video series created by the European Parliament.

Press Release: Mauritius Leaks show Parliament’s tax committee must continue to fight against tax crimes, say S&Ds

Today, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published the Mauritius Leaks which reveal how multinational companies, with the help of the law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman and major audit firms, used legal loopholes, dodgy schemes and tax treaty shopping to avoid paying taxes in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas.

GUE/NGL Press Release: Aubry & Schirdewan to lead Left’s challenge to EU policy

Manon Aubry (France Insoumise, France) and Martin Schirdewan (DIE LINKE, Germany) are the new co-presidents of the GUE/NGL group in the European Parliament.

Greens/EFA Press Release: A green vision for our mobility system in 2050

On 26 June, thanks to an initiative from Brussels residents and campaign group ClientEarth, the European Union Court of Justice ruled that European cities need to do much more effort to reduce pollution levels. The level of pollution in European cities – particularly from vehicle diesel engines – has become a major threat to public health: the sector emits greenhouse gases, contributes to poor air quality and noise pollution, and damages habitats and wildlife. It has also negative impacts on human health, such as accidents, and busy roads in towns and cities reduce quality of life.

Press Release: The EU is at a crossroad. The Finnish presidency will contribute to creating a more sustainable Europe for a sustainable future

Finland’s presidency kicks off during a decisive moment for the history of the European Union. In this transition period for the EU institutions, it is important that the cornerstones of European integration – peace, security, stability, democracy and prosperity – are protected against the rise of nationalist forces, and strengthened to face challenges including climate change, migration and economic and social crises.

UPDATED – EP Political Groups hearings with Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission President-designate

Update – new press releases are now available.

A round-up of the political groups reactions following their hearings with Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission President-designate.

Press Release: Greens/EFA Presidents meeting with Ursula von der Leyen

Today, the Presidents of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament met with nominee for Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen. The Greens/EFA group have now invited Ms von der Leyen to an upcoming group meeting, which has yet to be determined, where she will be questioned by our MEPs in a web-streamed meeting.

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