The Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament works for social justice, sustainability & equality for all.

Europe
Joined January 2009
On Sunday, 13 August 1961, Europe found itself divided by a wall erected over night, in the heart of Germany. 61 years later, Europe is, once again, threatened by division. Russia’s war on Ukraine is a stark reminder of this. We won’t let it happen again! Humanity must prevail!
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Three months since Shireen Abu Akhle was murdered. And not a step closer to unveiling the truth and bringing justice. The international community and her family are still demanding an independent investigation. Together with @IratxeGarper, we join this call. Justice must prevail!
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For 🇪🇺, one thing is clear: Alexander Lukashenka is a dictator and by no means the true leader of #Belarus! Two years have passed since the sham elections he used to usurp power again. The people of Belarus deserve better. They deserve democracy & freedom. We #StandWithBelarus!✊
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Worldwide, 25 million people are in a situation of forced labour, and 1 in 10 children are in child labour. As S&Ds, we are leading the EU response to put an end to this unacceptable exploitation. How to do so? Let’s find out in the latest episode of What’s Left👇
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We are deeply saddened by #DavidTrimble’s death. In times of raising tensions in Northern Ireland and the raging war in 🇺🇦, brave people like him are much needed with their committment to peace. His legacy must live on and serve us as an example throughout Europe. Rest in peace
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Ukrainian grain exports in the Black Sea to be unblocked today! A much needed step forward in avoiding hunger in the world's poor regions. We must avoid another humanitarian drama! We hope Russia keeps its word and allows safe passage to the food resources the world needs.
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Nuclear and gas are now considered green energy sources. Surprising, isn't it? We spoke to @paultang about the future of sustainable finance for our latest podcast. Spotify: socsde.ms/Zip Apple: socsde.ms/Zic
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Our @svenmikser on a successful mission to Georgia - a potential EU candidate. ⚖️responsible leadership & further progress in rule of law and democratic governance is now needed to become🇪🇺 candidate country. And all political actors in 🇬🇪 must prove they are up to the challenge.
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"Accidental Americans", US citizens residing in the 🇪🇺, people w/ dual citizenship - all unwilling victims of injustices of #FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act). Our members in @EP_Petitions went to Washington DC to work towards solving this & answer our petitioners.
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We have been waiting for this day for far too long! Finally, today marks the start of the first Intergovernmental Conference to officially begin accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia. ✊️ Congratulations! Your future is with us in the EU!
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The @EU_Commission is finally stepping up its fight against attacks on LGBTIQ rights and on free media like Klubradio in🇭🇺. These lawsuits are a step in the right direction for defending core EU values & standing up to bullies & autocrats like Viktor Orban. And not before time!
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Time to discuss the burning #HumanRights questions. Today and tomorrow in Venice we will focus on the impact of armed conflicts on children. More info: socsde.ms/Ziq We are in Italy with the strongest delegation 👉 @MariaArenaEU @NachoSAmor @JFLopezAguilar @pfmajorino
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Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues to send schockwaves through economy, underlined @PaoloGentiloni when presenting summer #ECforecast. We must stand ready with a decisive European response and use all measures available to tackle social and economic consequences.
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Justyna, our solidarity from Brussels for your trial, which should not even take place. 🦾 Justyna Wydrzyńska faces three years prison under Poland’s anti-abortion law for providing medical abortion pills to a women in need. We call for all charges to be dropped. #JakJustyna
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The green & digital transition will be the basis for the EU’s industrial growth. The big goal — preserving our competitiveness in a changing world. We should invest in reskilling our workers, growing our SMEs and supporting start-ups. @tsvetypenkova
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The @EP_Justice is clear. Article 7 exists to protect the EU’s values and the rule of law. Yet the situation in Hungary has worsened dramatically. Orbán repeatedly makes a mockery of the EU, its citizens and its rules. Who will stand up to him, @EUCouncil, @EU_Commission?
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🗨️@JordanKlara joins our #GPF debate with crucial insight about preserving peace in the cyberspace. "One way of preserving peace is calling out all those who engage in cyber attacks" Listen to her intervention👇
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"Russia had withdrawn itself step by step from global disarmament and arms control treaties before it invaded Ukraine" @SCHIEDER points our at our #GPF debate. We have no other solution than to work together!✊ 🔴live on socialistsanddemocrats.eu
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Europe needs to continue to help Ukraine face its aggressor. This is no longer about building confidence, but about fighting back totalitarian regimes. @svenmikser joins the #GPF debate on the Global Arms Race. 🔴Watch it live on socialistsanddemocrats.eu
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