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EU Parliament Will Send Mission to Bulgaria after US "Magnitsky" Sanctions

The monitoring group at the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) in the European Parliament will send its mission to Bulgaria, the European Parliament told BNR.

The decision was made yesterday at a closed-door meeting of the group and is expected to be confirmed by a written procedure today.

PM Dancila: Dan Nica is still our proposal for European Commissioner position

MEP Dan Nica remains the main proposal of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) for the position of European Commissioner from Romania, although two proposals of candidates will be sent to the Commission, PSD leader and Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said at the end of the meeting of the PSD's National Executive Committee on Tuesday.

European Socialists Deny Rift With Romania's Ruling Party

The European Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament will not exclude Romania's Social Democratic Party - despite several members of the group criticizing Romania's ruling party and its allegedly illiberal justice policies.

"We have had no discussions on excluding them," a spokesperson from the centre-left group in the European Parliament told BIRN.

Euro socialist leader Pittella blasts IMF and Germany on Greek matter

Head of the European Parliament socialists Gianni Pittella accused Germany and the IMF of trying to overthrow the democratically elected government of Greece. Speaking to ‘’, Pittella expressed his outright opposition to measures foisted on Greece by the IMF and Germany in order to complete the country’s program review.

Fajon: Serbian citizens make it clear they see their future in EU

BRUSSELS - Vice-Chair of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (EP) Tanja Fajon Monday welcomed the results of the elections in Serbia as a decision of the majority of citizens to choose a political option committed to the EU path.

EU parliamentarians to visit southeastern Turkey

A delegation from the European Parliament's (EP) Socialist Group, including EU Turkey rapporteur Kati Piri, is set to pay a visit Feb. 19 to the Sur district of southeastern Diyarbak?r province, where the clashes between the security forces and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants have been ongoing for months.