About: Hannes Swoboda

Global Europe 20-03-2014

Swoboda: We don’t want an economic war with Russia

Europeans need jobs. A trade war would harm EU economies, some of them more seriously than others, Hannes Swoboda, leader of the Socialists and Democrats, told EURACTIV during the EU summit today (20 March), adding that the European centre-left is ”realistic”.
EU Priorities 2020 08-02-2013

Swoboda: No problem to return to annual budgets

If the EU leaders' agreement on the long-term EU budget does not respect the red lines spelled out by MEPs, namely flexibility, a mid-term review clause and more money for growth and investment, the European Parliament might decide to reject the proposal and revert to annual budgets, says Hannes Swoboda, leader of the Socialists and Democrats group.