The Social Democratic Group

The Social Democratic Group is a social democratic party group on the Nordic Council, making up the largest group on the Council. Their members come from all Nordic countries, and the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland. Their main aims are for sustainable development, tackling climate change, and reducing inequality, concomitant with a robust welfare system. They are strongly opposed to the privatization of state assets.[1]

The Social Democratic Group
Swedish: Socialdemokratiska gruppen
Finnish: Sosiaalidemokraattinen ryhmä
Danish: Socialdemokratisk gruppe
Norwegian: Sosialdemokratisk gruppe
Icelandic: Jafnaðarmannahópur
AbbreviationS-Norden
ChairmanNorway Martin Kolberg
Vice ChairwomanDenmark Annette Lind
HeadquartersDK-1240 København
IdeologySocial democracy
Political positionCentre-left
European affiliationParty of European Socialists
European Parliament groupProgressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Colours  Red
  Green
Nordic Council
26 / 87
Website
s-norden.org

MembersEdit

The member organizations of the Social Democratic Group are:[2]

Country National party National MPs European MPs Status
# of seats Last election # of seats Last election # of seats Last election
  Åland Åland Social Democrats
(Ålands Socialdemokrater)
3 / 30
2019
0 / 200
0 / 1
2019
0 / 13
2019 Opposition
  Denmark Social Democrats
(Socialdemokratiet)
48 / 175
2019
48 / 179
2019
3 / 14
2019 Government
  Faroe Islands Social Democratic Party
(Javnaðarflokkurin)
7 / 33
2019
1 / 179
1 / 2
2019 Not in EU Opposition
  Finland Social Democratic Party of Finland
(Suomen sosialidemokraattinen puolue/
Finlands socialdemokratiska parti
)
40 / 199
2019
40 / 200
2019
2 / 13
2019 Government
  Greenland Forward
(Siumut)
10 / 31
2021
1 / 179
1 / 2
2019 Not in EU Government
  Iceland The Alliance - Iceland's Social Democratic Party
(Samfylkingin jafnaðarmannaflokkur Íslands)
11 / 63
2017 Not in EU Opposition
  Norway Labour Party
(Arbeiderpartiet/Arbeidarpartiet)
48 / 169
2021 Not in EU Government
  Sweden Social Democratic Workers' Party of Sweden
(Sveriges socialdemokratiska arbetareparti)
100 / 349
2018
5 / 20
2019 Caretaker government

In the European Parliament, the MEPs of the member parties are part of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats parliamentary group.

Elected representatives of Member PartiesEdit

 
The red rose, a common symbol of social democracy. Nearly all member parties use the red rose as their logo or symbol.

European institutionsEdit

Organisation Institution Number of seats
  European Union European Commission
2 / 27
European Council
(Heads of Government)
3 / 27
Council of the European Union
(Participation in Government)
3 / 27
European Parliament
10 / 751

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NORDISK VELFÆRD - tryghed, lighed og socialt ansvar | S-Norden.org". s-norden.org. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  2. ^ The Social Democrat Group on Nordic Council