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Watchdogs and Veto players of the Brexit negotiations

Europe’s parliaments will keep an eye on Brexit negotiations 16 December 2016 | Valentin Kreilinger
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Portuguese Budget Proposal 2017: Another Step Towards Consolidation

An analysis by João Paulo Correia 15 November 2016 | MP João Paulo Correia
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Third Conference – Towards a Progressive Europe

European MPs met on 15-16 September in the Portuguese Parliament 15-16 September 2016 | Assembleia da República, Lisbon
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European progressive Parliamentarians together in Paris

Social democratic and socialist Presidents of parliamentary groups met for the second time 12-13 September 2016 | Assemblée nationale, Paris
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A new platform for #ProgressiveEurope

The Presidents of European socialist and social-democratic parliamentary groups launched the website in Paris 13 September 2016 | Assemblée nationale, Paris | #ProgressiveEurope

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Watchdogs and Veto players of the Brexit negotiations

Europe’s parliaments will keep an eye on Brexit negotiations16 December 2016 | Valentin Kreilinger
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Since UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced that “Brexit means Brexit”, many wonder how the process of negotiating Brexit will unfold. What governments and EU institutions do, will in any case be controlled by parliaments. They matter when it comes to Brexit. Valentin Kreilinger, Research Fellow at the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin, explains why.

Opinions

Portuguese Budget Proposal 2017: Another Step Towards Consolidation

An analysis by João Paulo Correia15 November 2016 | MP João Paulo Correia
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Within a compact overview, Vice-President of the Socialist Group at the Assembleia da República João Paulo Correia depicts the point of departure of the current Portuguese Government and points out the main objectives for 2017. The ambitious budget proposal aims to combine financial consolidation, growth and employment enhancing policies and improvements in pensions and social security.

MPs' Conference

Third Conference – Towards a Progressive Europe

European MPs met on 15-16 September in the Portuguese Parliament15-16 September 2016 | Assembleia da República, Lisbon
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On invitation of the Parliamentary Group of the Portuguese Socialist Party, the #ProgressiveEurope Interparliamentary Conference gathering MPs specialised in fiscal and budgetary affairs took place in the Assembleia da República on 15-16 September 2016. The European parliamentarians were welcomed by César Carlos, Chairman of the Socialist Group at Assembleia da República and by Paulo Trigo Pereira, Vice-Chairman of the financial and budgetary affairs committee. (more…)

Conference of the Presidents Press release

European progressive Parliamentarians together in Paris

Social democratic and socialist Presidents of parliamentary groups met for the second time12-13 September 2016 | Assemblée nationale, Paris
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On Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 September 2016, the parliamentary group of the French Socialists in the Assemblée nationale organised in Paris the second Conference of the Presidents of socialist and social-democratic parliamentary groups from the European national parliaments. During this two-day conference, parliamentarians debated and submitted proposals on the future of the Eurozone and of the European Union.

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A new platform for #ProgressiveEurope

The Presidents of European socialist and social-democratic parliamentary groups launched the website in Paris13 September 2016 | Assemblée nationale, Paris | #ProgressiveEurope
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The Presidents of European socialist and social-democratic parliamentary groups gathered during a second meeting on invitation of Bruno Le Roux, President of the French Socialist, ecological and republican group. At this occasion, the new platform #ProgressiveEurope has been officially launched. This platform will let more interaction between European Progressives and with the greater public.

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A new responsibility

The democratic debate, the answer to a European project under threat12 September 2016 | Bruno Le Roux, Thomas Oppermann & Ettore Rosato
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Thomas Oppermann, Bruno Le Roux and Ettore Rosato

As the European Project seems to be more and more in need of evaluation and re-thinking, Bruno Le Roux, Thomas Oppermann and Ettore Rosato insist on the importance of reinforcing the democratic debate. The launch of the website “Progressive Europe” aims to contribute to the success of this dialogue and cooperation between the socialist and social democratic parliamentary groups in the European member states.

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Remain & Reform

An opinion piece from Bruno Le Roux & Thomas Oppermann22 June 2016 | Bruno Le Roux & Thomas Oppermann
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Shortly before the referendum on Great Britain’s European Union membership, the chairmen of the SPD’s parliamentary group in the Bundestag and the “groupe socialiste, écologiste et républicain” in the French National Assembly joined together to present their propositions in light of the current EU crisis. With regard to the possibility of a “Brexit”, Thomas Oppermann and Bruno Le Roux support the Member States’ rapprochement and a closer cooperation with the objective of implementing new reforms, in particular between France and Germany.

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Towards a Progressive Europe – Vol. 2

Second European parliamentary conference in Paris7-8 April 2016 | Assemblée nationale, Paris
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In April 2016, Socialist and Social Democrats members of European national parliaments and the European parliament working for the respective finance and budget commissions held a meeting in Paris.

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MPs' Conference Press article

Socialist and Social-Democratic European parliamentarians against tax evasion

The French magazine L’Obs reviews the Paris Conference8 April 2016
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The French news magazine L’Obs has published on 8 April 2016 an article about the interparliamentary Conference which took place in Paris on 7-8 April 2016.

MPs' Conference Press Release

Joint resolution of the second interparliamentary conference

Agreement on a common declaration in Paris8 April 2016 | Assemblée nationale, Paris

After a first edition in Berlin in October 2015, the European progressive interparliamentary conference took place for the second time on 7-8 April 2016 in the Assemblée Nationale in Paris. This new meeting format is coming from the will of the socialist and social democratic MPs of the committees for finance and for budget of the national and European parliaments in order to exchange on economic policies to be implemented in Europe, to elaborate together convergence points.