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EU Parliamentarians Warn Refugees May Die on Greek Islands

The European Council and the European Commission must work urgently with Greece to prevent a humanitarian crisis this winter, according to the he Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) Group in the European Parliament. The group called for a...

'Schaeuble Continues to Be a Problem for Europe' S&D Group Head Pittella Says

Responding to the disappointing Eurogroup outcome on Greece, the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament on Tuesday directed stinging criticism at German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and accused him of behavior that was contrary to the interests...

Pitella to be Declared Honorary Citizen of Athens

The president of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, will be declared honorary citizen of Athens on Friday. He will also hold meetings with political leaders. “We believe Greece has done a lot and now it is...

'I Feel Proud of My Declaration as an Honorary Citizen of Athens,' Says Gianni Pittella

  "Athens is for me the symbol of Democracy and I am proud of my declaration as an honorary citizen of this city next Friday," stated Gianni Pittella, the president of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament on...

Greek PM to Meet With Leader of Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet tomorrow with the President of Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, Gianni Pittella, to discuss the refugee and migrant crisis. Mr. Pittella has been a strong supporter of Greece’s efforts to deal with...

How European MPs Reacted to Tsipras' Speech in EU Parliament

"We, as socialists, will never, ever accept a Grexit," stated president of the Progresive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats Giani Pittella, after the Greek prime minister's speech in the European Parliament. "Mr. Tsipras, you don't belong in my party, but at...

Greek Crisis Divides European Socialists

Syriza’s call for a July referendum has revealed strong divisions within the Socialists & Democrats group. Until now, the European People’s Party has been the most opposed to the Syriza-led government, holding it responsible for the bailout deadlock. European Parliament President...