Ana Gomes, Member of the European Parliament and S&D Coordinator for Foreign Affairs, was not allowed to enter into the Kingdom of Bahrain after attempting to visit the country this Sunday morning. She is currently awaiting deportation at the Manama airport.
The second Rountable of the Next Left Economic Circle was held on December 8th 2012 and was entitled Public Debt Crisis in Europe: urgent solutions and long-term remedies, with Guest Speaker Laurent Cordonnier.
The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and the Global Progressive Forum (GPF) launched the Next Left Economic Circle in September 2011.
A minute of silence took place at the opening of the European Parliament's plenary session today, to remember the victims of the brutal repression in Syria – and in Homs in particular – and to send a strong symbolic message to the murderous regime in Syria.
The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament fully support the Arab's League proposal to deploy a joint UN/Arab peacekeeping mission in Syria and invite the Security Council to immediately adopt a resolution to this effect.
Market capitalism has just experienced an upheaval that is unprecedented. Yet, social democracy remains rather muted, weakened on the continent which saw it emerge, in the 19th century, as a reaction to the excesses of that very same capitalism.