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Iratxe García demands important clarifications from von der Leyen ahead of the Commissioner-designate hearings

S&D Group Press Release
Iratxe García demands important clarifications from von der Leyen ahead of the Commissioner-designate hearings
Today at the Conference of political group leaders in the European Parliament, the president of the Socialists and Democrats expressed concerns and demands that should be clarified by the European Commission president-elect, Ursula von der Leyen, before the start of the hearings.
S&D Group leader, Iratxe García, said:

<div>S&D Group Press Release Brazilian environment and human rights defenders – S&Ds nominees for the 2019 Sakharov Prize</div>

S&D Group Press Release
Brazilian environment and human rights defenders – S&Ds nominees for the 2019 Sakharov Prize
The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament have jointly nominated three Brazilian activists for the 2019 Sakharov Prize. They represent voices for human rights and protection of the environment.
The nominated are:

<div>S&D Group Press Release : S&Ds call for more robust response to money laundering</div>

S&D Group Press Release
S&Ds call for more robust response to money laundering
Speaking ahead of Council and Commission statements on the state of implementation of anti-money laundering legislation, S&D MEPs have called on EU governments to step up their efforts for closer cooperation between member states, and a comprehensive European anti-money laundering framework with an Authority and a single rulebook.
 
Jonás Fernández, MEP and S&D Group spokesperson on economy, said:
 

Belgian Ministers Reynders and De Croo confirm the revitalization of diplomatic relations with the DRC

Belgian Ministers Reynders and De Croo confirm the revitalization of diplomatic relations with the DRC
Before welcoming President Tshisekedi on the occasion of his first official visit to Belgium, Deputy Prime minister and Minister of Foreign affairs Didier Reynders met with his Congolese counterpart Marie Tumba Nzeza at Melsbroek.