October 08, 2012

Le Groupe des Socialistes et des Démocrates au Parlement European exprime sa préoccupation sur la situation des médias en Tunisie.

September 24, 2012

Hannes Swoboda, leader of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, will travel to Istanbul (Turkey) on Sunday 23 September to take part in the Istanbul Finance Summit 2012 which will take place on Monday and Tuesday 24 and 25 September.

July 26, 2012

The European Council yesterday appointed former European Parliament vice-president Stavros Lambrinidis as the first EU Special Representative for Human Rights. The newly created role will ensure increased visibility and efficiency for EU human rights policy.

July 05, 2012

The highly controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) will not come into force in the European Union after an overwhelming majority in the Parliament today rejected the ratification of the international agreement.

July 02, 2012


The 5th roundtable will take place the 20th June at the European Parliament Room PHS 1 A 002 from 12.30 to 14.30

June 07, 2012

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May 11, 2012

DIVIDED THEY STAND An overview of Syria’s political opposition factions

May 02, 2012

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.

March 21, 2012

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.

March 21, 2012

The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and the Global Progressive Forum (GPF) launched the Next Left Economic Circle in September 2011.

March 12, 2012

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.