Today, the European Parliament's internal market committee has given its green light to opening negotiations with the Council of Ministers on revising European laws on public procurement and concessions.
Said S&D Group leader Hannes Swoboda:
S&D Group president urges Egyptian president Morsi to accept election observers
On 19-20 January 2013, the GPF participated to a conference in Cairo, Egypt titled "A common vision for a progressive Arab world - Listening to the Progressive Mediterranean initiative".
Speaking at a high-level progressive conference on the eve of the second anniversary of the Egyptian revolution (Cairo, 19/01/2013), Hannes Swoboda, president of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, underlined the need to improve the EU's relations with Egypt and to improve democracy
"Peru must take advantage of EU Trade Agreement to strenghten social rights" says SWOBODA in Lima.
A delegation from the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament today held meetings with leading politicians and human rights activists in Colombia, to get a first-hand insight into progress made by the Latin American country on fighting violence and promoting human rights standards
The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament welcomed the adoption of the Annual report on human rights in the world.
Harlem Désir rencontre Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva à l'occasion du Forum du progrès social
The Circle also welcomed Henri Sterdyniak, Head of Department at French OFCE, on the theme "Saying no to
European Union must be united in its support for the recognition of a Palestinian observer state at the United Nations
Hannes Swoboda à propos du conflit israélo-palestinien: "Arrêtez de prendre les civils pour cibles"
Hannes Swoboda on Gaza-Israel conflict: "Stop firing at civilian targets"
Commenting on the latest developments in the Gaza strip, S&D Group President Hannes Swoboda said:
Una delegación de los Socialistas y Demócratas en el Parlamento Europeo se ha reunido hoy con dirigentes políticos y activistas de derechos humanos en Colombia, con el objeto de tener información de primera mano sobre el progreso del país andino en su lucha contra la violencia y por la promoci
Tunisian leaders must ensure the continuation of democratic transition
Les dirigeants tunisiens doivent assurer la continuation de la transition démocratique
European Social Democrats visit the Jordanian Zaatari refugee camp at border with Syria
With Obama we can work together for a progressive future in Europe and the USA