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Press Release: CAP REFORM: The EU should support a sustainable future for farming, rural territories and biodiversity

The new Common Agricultural Policy beyond 2020 is being discussed in the European Parliament and the Socialists and Democrats Group want to use this opportunity to build a sustainable future for farmers, rural territories and consumers alike. This is an opportunity to support those who are really working for the well-being of all, instead of benefitting profit-oriented large businesses.

Event: The future of gas in Europe (Brussels, 7 March 2019)

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Press Release: Environment Committee wants significantly greener agriculture policy

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Press Release: New rules to let products move freely in the EU

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Event: CAP: Fund farms, not factories (Brussels, 7 March 2019)

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Event: CAP: Fund farms, not factories (Brussels, 07 March 2019)

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Press release: Greens/EFA – “Money laundering and affordable housing – what’s the link?”

“Although there are many factors contributing to rising house prices, including growing shared economies, the role played by money laundering should not be underestimated. It is for these reasons that the Greens/EFA group welcomed a hearing of the TAX 3 Special Committee on the Impact of tax evasion and money laundering on local real estate markets, which took place in the European parliament this week.”

Press Release: Corporate Europe Observatory report on Council lobbying

Today, a new report from Corporate Europe Observatory: “Captured states: when EU governments are a channel for corporate interests” reveals that the complex and opaque nature of decisions made in the Council of Ministers often benefits corporate interests over those of citizens.

Press release: ALDE – The European Parliament hardens conditions for the establishment of a political group

“The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe fully supports the new conditionalities required for the formation of a political group in the European Parliament. Voted in plenary session in Brussels today, this amendment of the Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament will enter into force during the next legislature.”

Press release: Greens/EFA – MEPs vote for new rules on lobbying in major victory for transparency

“The European Parliament has just voted for binding rules for more transparency around MEPs’ meetings with lobbyists and seized the opportunity to the amended Rules of Procedure through the “Corbett Report”. The report calls for stricter rules around rapporteurs and other MEPs in other official positions to disclose their meetings with interest representatives on the Transparency Register. In an extremely unusual steps the EPP group had pushed through a secret ballot on the new transparency rules.”

Press Release: After years of deadlock and political nightmares, are we finally ready to change the discussion on GMOs?

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UPDATED – Press Releases: European Parliament Group’s reaction to UK vote on Brexit

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Press release: S&Ds: No time to waste – Europe needs a change of direction towards a green and socially just transition

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament today welcomed the European Commission’s proposal towards a more sustainable Europe. 

Press Release: Non-compliance with EU rules on railway safety

Galician MEP Ana Miranda has insisted that the opening of infringement procedures against the Spanish state for non-compliance with EU rules on rail safety, announced last Thursday by the European Commission, should have political consequences for former Spanish ministers José Blanco and Ana Pastor.

Press Release: UK-EU Visas: Minimising the Pain of Brexit

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Event: Gender and Trade: Reaping the benefits of trade for all (Brussels, 06 February 2019)

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