Archive | Source: European Parliament Political Groups

Event: X Latin American Forum – S&D Proposal for the Enforceability of Trade and Sustainable Development Clauses (TSD) in Trade Agreements: The case of Peru (Brussels, 7 July 2018)

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Press Release: Posted workers/transport: weak mandate must be renegotiated

A majority of MEPs have just rejected the negotiating mandate for posted workers in the road transport sector. MEPs voted to overturn the decision made in the Transport Committee, where Social Democrats, Liberals and Conservatives voted against social rights such as minimum wages, adequate rest periods, local collective agreements and legally secure entitlement to allowances for travel, accommodation and food.

Political Group Reactions to the REDII Trilogue

13 June, Brussels. Additional reactions will be added when available.

Event: S&D conference on the Online Platforms (Brussels, 28 June 2018)

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Press Release: Aircrafts and drones will fly safer in the future, says S&D MEP Gabriele Preuss

After almost two years of negotiations, the European Parliament today will vote on a new European Aviation Safety Agency Basic Regulation (EASA Regulation). S&Ds insisted on the need to improve workers’ rights in the sector and also to establish clearer rules for the flying of drones.

Press Release: Lorries and buses should also contribute to less emissions and better air quality, say S&Ds

The EU is committed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030, and road transport must make a relevant contribution to this target. This is why today the plenary in Strasbourg will vote on a report drafted by S&D MEP Damiano Zoffoli aimed at reducing CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles.

Press Release: S&Ds call on member states to show ambition for Energy Efficiency

Ahead of the Energy Council, Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament call on member states to show ambition for such a crucial directive for the future of Europe and its transition to a low-carbon and resource-saving economy.

Press Release: S&D MEP István Ujhelyi welcomes the DiscoverEU programme – Free rail-pass Europe card for young Europeans

The idea of giving every young European a free rail-pass on their 18th birthday was launched by two young German activists, Vincent-Immanuel Herr and Martin Speer, and it was quickly supported by several political groups in the European Parliament. This will provide an opportunity to strengthen cultural relations between EU member states and foster a true European identity for every participant.

Event: S&D Group conference – New social media at the service of a progressive agenda – the Avaaz example (Brussels, 27 June 2018)

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