About: Hannes Swoboda

Elections 04-09-2015

Syriza warming up to PASOK

Syriza chief Alexis Tsipas left the door open on Thursday (3 September) for cooperation with the PASOK, in the event that the party purges members who belong to the ‘old establishment’. EURACTIV Greece reports.
South Stream pipe (Photo: Gazprom)
Energy 18-04-2014

Socialists reject Russian motion over South Stream

A non-binding resolution denouncing Russian pressure on Eastern European countries failed to receive the support of the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) in the European Parliament, out of fear it might derail a a Gazprom-favoured project which Bulgaria calls "strategic"."
EU Priorities 2020 06-05-2013

German left softer on Merkel austerity than French Socialists

Even though French Socialists launched a personal attack on Angela Merkel's financial housekeeping in their European roadmap, their centre-left colleagues in Germany are playing a subtler endgame, EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 16-02-2012

Socialist MEP leader: Troika ‘locusts’ cannot save Greece

Socialist members of the European Parliament have set up an "alternative Troika" to find solutions for Greece beyond austerity measures, with their group leader going as far as likening the current task force to "locusts". The socialists' concerns about Greece were largely echoed by other political group leaders in the Assembly, EURACTIV France reports from Strasbourg.
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