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Press Release – GUE/NGL: Newly announced EU-US trade understanding ‘harmful’

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Press release: Udo Bullmann: De-escalation of trade war is positive but relationship is far from normal

“The result of the meeting between Trump and Juncker allows for a relaxation of the very tense transatlantic relationship but it is still far from normal. We are relieved that further escalation of the trade conflict was avoided and duties on European cars do not seem to be an issue any more at this point. However, as long as the US has not lifted the illegal tariffs on aluminium and steel, the situation remains critical.”

Press Release: Silicon Valley is embracing EU’s leadership in data protection and privacy, say S&D MEPs

A delegation of S&D MEPs travelled to the United States this week to meet leading digital and hi-tech players in Silicon Valley, and to discuss how best to meet the challenges and opportunities of the new digital environment.

Press Release: Udo Bullmann: Google must play by the EU rules when in the EU market. No company is above EU law

S&Ds welcomed today the decision of the European Commission to impose a €4.3 billion penalty on Google for abusing its dominant position in the Android operating system for mobile phones.

Press Release: S&D MEPs meet UN Secretary General António Guterres to discuss how to better promote Sustainable Development Goals

Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament are deeply committed to promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) both in the EU and around the world. This is why three S&D MEPs – Linda McAvan, Seb Dance and Arne Lietz – are in New York this week as part of a European Parliament delegation to the UN High Level Political Forum on the implementation of the SDGs.

Press Release – GUE/NGL: TTIP, CETA, JEFTA – have they learned nothing?

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Press Release – S&D: More transparency in EU negotiations with third countries – S&Ds welcome the publication of EU mandate for the post-Cotonou Agreement

“The S&D Group has long called for increased transparency in EU negotiations with third countries, including the publication of the EU mandates, so we welcome this step by the Council. We expect this to now be the norm with EU negotiating directives.”

Press Release – S&D: EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, an important step forward

“In challenging times for the global trading system, the Socialists and Democrats want the EU to shape trade relations based on the rule of law and sustainable development, not the law of the jungle. That is why we fought for a strong sustainable development chapter that includes a specific review clause for the future improvement of the enforcement mechanisms of this chapter.”

Political Groups reactions to the vote on Dual Quality of Products

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Quote from Benedek Javor MEP on ECJ ruling on Hinkley Point

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Press Release: Making your smart devices secure on the internet

“Today’s vote is a very important step towards a long-term vision of improving cybersecurity in the European Union. It will increase consumers’ trust in internet-connected products and IT solutions”, said the EPP Group Spokeswoman in the European Parliament’s Industry Committee, Angelika Niebler MEP, after the adoption and vote to enter into negotiations on the EU Cybersecurity Agency (ENISA).

Press release: S&Ds urges the EU Commission to finally put a legal limit on trans fatty acids (TFAs) to save lives

The S&D Group urges the European Commission to finally present a legal limit on industrial added trans fatty acids (TFAs) at a European level for the food industry, as called for in the European Parliament’s resolution of October 2016. The Commission has the responsibility and the duty to do its utmost to prevent the risk of cardiovascular diseases, infertility, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and obesity, which can all be caused by TFAs.

Press Release: Political Group Reactions to vote on the EU-US Privacy Shield

The European Parliament voted today in favour of a resolution, pointing out the inadequacy of the protection afforded by the EU-US Privacy Shield. Via this arrangement, the European Commission (EC) authorises the transfer of personal data to a third country, if that country guarantees an adequate level of protection.

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