About: Gianni Pittella

Africa 28-11-2017

S&D chief: ‘Employment for young Africans is a huge challenge’

On the eve of the EU-Africa Summit, Gianni Pittella says that European short-termism in migration policy will not address its root causes, and looks at agribusiness to leverage the continent out of poverty - 'but not at any cost'.
Elections 26-10-2017

S&D chief works for a progressive alliance away from ‘Orbánising’ EPP

There should be a clear distinction between the right and the left in European politics and the EU socialists should open the door to other anti-austerity progressive forces as well as to those who do not want to follow the “Orbánisation” of the centre-right, S&D leader Gianni Pittella told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
Future EU 24-03-2017

Pittella: Socialists pushed ‘social agenda’ into Rome Declaration

The Rome Declaration will be balanced and contain strong references to social issues thanks to pressure exerted by the EU's socialist leaders, Gianni Pittella told EURACTIV.com.
Lambert: Being an MEP doesn't stop me going on demos.
Elections 13-01-2017

Greens’ Parliament candidate: ‘I’m actually radical’

One of the outside candidates for the European Parliament Presidency explains why a Brit, a woman and a Green should get the job – even if her respectable appearance and former job as a teacher doesn’t prevent her from going on demos.
Public Affairs 06-01-2017

Syriza minister: Tajani represents the austerity establishment

Austerity widens social and economic disparities at the expense of the majority of people. EPP candidate for European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, has always been a representative of the austerity establishment, Panagiotis Kouroumplis said in an interview with EURACTIV.com.
Public Affairs 16-12-2016

Pittella: ‘Small and big groups will be equal’ in my Parliament

If he becomes the next president of the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, the candidate for the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group, promises to open a “new phase” in which all political groups have equal rights in shaping decisions.

Pittella: Member states are to blame for the refugee deadlock

Europe is on the brink of collapse due to the “foolish and short-minded illusions” of EU member states, Gianni Pittella said in an interview with EURACTIV.
Trade & Society 03-07-2015

Pittella: ISDS is dead, EU-Canada trade deal must be reopened

The investor-state dispute settlement mechanism (ISDS) as we know it is dead and must be replaced by a new public system, said Gianni Pittella, in an interview with EURACTIV.
Elections 14-01-2015

Pittella: Any Grexit scenario is ‘unacceptable’

The Grexit scenario should be seen as unacceptable, as Syriza’s leader Alexis Tsipras has no intention to get Greeks out of the EU, according to Gianni Pittella. He also stated that after the Greek elections, it should be form a progressive government led by all left-wing parties.
Euro & Finance 07-12-2011

Pittella: Sovereign rating up to ECB or Court of Auditors

Just after Standard & Poor’s warned it would downgrade 15 of the 17 eurozone countries if EU leaders didn't strike a deal to save the euro at a summit on Friday, vice president of the European Parliament Gianni Pittella (S&D) called to strip rating agencies of their sovereign rating power, announcing changes to the Commission proposal on rating, which has just landed in the Parliament.
Euro & Finance 05-06-2008

Pittella: EU search engine to counter low financial mobility

Addressing low customer mobility from one bank account to another should be the first priority of a European legislative initiative on the retail banking sector, MEP Gianni Pittella told EURACTIV.

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