Category Archives: News

24 Jan
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Strong condemnation of any form of corruption

The Socialist Group at the Parliamentary Assembly at the Council of Europe: Strong condemnation of any form of corruption and call for an independent investigation of the alleged accusations The recent media and NGO’s reports about corruption and conflict of ...

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04 Jan
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Bringing Europe closer to its citizens

The Socialist Group within the Assembly of the Council of Europe (SOC) and the S&D Group in the European Parliament: Bringing Europe closer to its citizen Promotion of social policies, better communication to make Europe closer to citizens, give European ...

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16 Dec
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Don’t Caricature Europe’s Court

“Don’t Caricature Europe’s Court” writes Thorbjorn Jagland, the secretary general of the Council of Europe in New York Times.

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02 Dec
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En menaçant de quitter la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme, François Fillon prépare-t-il un Frexit?

“Quitter la Cour, ce serait quitter l’Union européenne. Une folie totale”. Il prospère en France depuis ces dernières années un souverainisme juridique inquiétant, conduisant à vouer aux gémonies les cours internationales et singulièrement la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme. La ...

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18 Nov
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International labelling of transgender people as ill must stop!

“Being transgender is not an illness, and it is time that medical standards around the world reflect that,” said the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly’s (PACE) General Rapporteur on the rights of LGBT people Jonas Gunnarsson (Sweden, SOC), in view ...

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18 Nov
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EUROPEAN PROGRESSIVES – TOGETHER

EUROPEAN PROGRESSIVES – together, insieme, ensemble. This is the motto of the eighteen-month pro-Europe campaign which has been launched by progressive political forces in order to provide a new direction to a progressive Europe. It is an objective of Socialists ...

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19 Oct
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TOGETHER- Stand up for our future

TODAY, the progressive family in Europe, on the initiative of the S&D Group, is launching an 18-month project designed to find answers to the problems the EU is facing. The project called ‘TOGETHER – A new direction for a progressive ...

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08 Jul
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The Socialist Group declares “Culture should remain a priority for Governments”

Culture is essential to create dialogue and build bridges, instead of walls, between different traditions and different countries. Especially nowadays education and culture play a key role for preventing radicalisation and empowering civil society in building democratic citizenship. By supporting ...
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07 Jul
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Women in the armed forces: promoting equality, putting an end to gender-based violence

It is vital to step up efforts to prevent and combat harassment and violence against women in the armed forces. They should adopt and strictly apply a policy of zero tolerance vis-à-vis gender-based violence and establish independent mechanisms for dealing ...

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09 Jun
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Tineke Strik (Netherlands) – “Refugees are at risk in Greece”

“The European Union, supposedly based on solidarity, co-operation and respect for human rights and the rule of law, has failed to provide adequate support or to ensure that responsibility is shared more equitably amongst other member States” declared our member Tineke Strik ...

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