“The S&D Group have been calling for years for EU-wide legislation to protect whistle-blowers. From LuxLeaks to Cambridge Analytica, whistle-blowers have helped expose some of the biggest scandals in recent memory. They play an essential role in our democracies, shining a light on dodgy practices and helping us crack down on unethical behaviour. However, far too often those exposing the malpractice face the repercussions, while those they expose get off scot free. We are happy to see that finally the European Commission has heeded our call and recognised the need to do something about this.”
Bullmann to Macron: Monsieur le président, you have the choice to show us if you are a progressive European!
“It is not enough to play the Ode to Joy and walk on red carpets chanting the hymn. No, the European rebirth must happen through concrete political action serving the people, based on joint, responsible and above all European actions!
Ahead of an important debate in the Bundestag, S&D Group President, Udo Bullmann, urged hawks in the conservative CDU/CSU parliamentary group to accept a fully integrated European Monetary Fund (EMF).
Following the airstrikes on Syria launched last night by the USA, France and the UK in response to their use of chemical weapons, the S&D Group leader Udo Bullmann declared
The S&D Group today called for an urgent plenary debate next week in Strasbourg on the misuse of millions of Facebook users’ data. The Group is also calling for Mark Zuckerberg to come before the European Parliament’s civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee and explain exactly what took place and how EU citizens have been affected.
Udo Bullmann on Hungary’s elections: EPP co-responsible for election outcome of fear and hate in Hungary
Commenting on the outcome of the elections in Hungary, in which Orbán’s Fidesz Party won with more than 48% of the votes, S&D Group president, Udo Bullmann said
On Thursday, the newly elected leader of the S&D Group Udo Bullmann starts his tour of the European Union’s capital cities in Budapest, Hungary. During the two days visit he will meet representatives from think tanks, trade unions and media. He will also talk with the leaders of the Hungarian political parties that are members of the S&D family, including Democratic Coalition (DK) chairman, former prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány and the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) candidate for prime-minister, Dialogue for Hungary co-chair Karácsony Gergely.
Later today, the Supreme Court in Brazil will decide on the fate of former president and former chairman of the Brazilian Workers’ Party (PT) Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who has been accused of passive corruption in a highly controversial lawsuit.
Ahead of the 61st anniversary of the Treaty of Rome and the Citizens´ Convention launched this Sunday in Brussels, the S&D Group engages all citizens – young and old, committed or critical – to join and discuss together the direction we want to take for Europe in the future.
Nach einer fraktionsinternen Kampagne hat die S&D Fraktion heute mit großer Mehrheit Udo Bullmann als ihren neuen Vorsitzenden gewählt.