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December 18, 2014 4:21 PM

PES EU Council preparatory meeting: “The European Investment Plan must have strong and immediate measures”

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"What is urgent now is that money goes immediately where it is needed to create quality jobs", said PES President Sergei Stanishev today regarding the EU Commission's proposal on the European Investment Plan. He was talking during the PES preparatory meeting for the European Council, which took place this afternoon in Brussels. The meeting, attended by PES leaders, Heads of State, Prime Ministers and EU Commissioners, aimed to prepare their common strategy for the EU Council, emphasising the need to support a stronger and more ambitious Investment Plan.

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December 17, 2014 6:19 PM

European Parliament resolution on recognition of Palestine statehood “a significant step on the road to peace”, says PES President

Today, the European Parliament passed a resolution that supports ‘in principle recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two state solution’ as part of peace talks in the region. The Party of European Socialists (PES) has welcomed the resolution and the constructive approach taken by the large majority who supported this initiative, which highlights the significance of the European Union as a positive actor in the peace process.

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December 16, 2014 1:07 PM

PES European Affairs Ministers support a strong EU Investment Plan

The ministers had the opportunity to exchange on the agenda of the upcoming European Council, and particularly on the need to support and reinforce the European Investment Plan to relaunch growth and jobs in Europe. The PES has been calling for the need for more progressive investment for years, recently reaffirmed with a common declaration of the PES Presidency. The Commission’s proposal is a long awaited first step, but many more efforts remain to be done to adequately address the core challenges of growth and employment.

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December 16, 2014 12:09 PM

PES Women President welcomes UK Labour’s call for “pay transparency” to combat gender pay gap

The Party of European Socialists (PES) Women President Zita Gurmai expresses her full support to the Labour Party’s legislative proposal to compel big companies to publicly reveal the salary difference between women and men and thus combat the pay gap. Tabled today in the Parliament of the United Kingdom, this mandatory publication, called the “pay transparency” for large employers, was already submitted in 2010 but rejected by the conservative government.

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December 15, 2014 5:04 PM

PES gravely concerned about recent arrests in Turkey

The PES has closely followed the worrying events in Turkey, culminating in the arrest of at least 24 journalists and media workers yesterday.

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