S&D vice-president for economic and social affairs Maria João Rodrigues MEP said:
"The European Parliament acts for the people and it is increasingly shaping the EU agenda. In July, we Socialists and Democrats led the European Parliament to adopt the first detailed post-Brexit roadmap for the EU, which clearly influenced the state of the union speech by President Juncker and the subsequently adopted Commission work programme for 2017.
"The joint declaration signed today reflects many of our priorities, but nobody should think that this is the complete to-do list for 2017 and that we will give up on our other key demands.
"The Socialists and Democrats in the Parliament and in the Council will keep pushing for swift steps to end tax avoidance, fix the eurozone, improve living and working conditions, and ensure that the EU budget has enough resources. If other political groups or certain member states oppose European solutions on these matters, they must say so openly and take full responsibility. We will fight to have these priorities in the EU roadmap to be adopted in Rome on 25 March."