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February 25, 2015 7:42 PM

PES Visit FYR Macedonia: "European values must be respected"

The PES has followed with increased concern the recent events in FYR Macedonia. This is why PES decided to visit the country, to talk to our associate party from SDSM, a PES member and also to get a comprehensive understanding of the situation in the ground.

Today the PES delegation has spoken with journalists and members from civil society, and with the leadership of SDSM. Tomorrow they will meet the EU Representation, and Ministers from the Government (Deputy Prime Minister Fatmir Besimi and Minister of Interior Gordana Kanjkuloska).

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February 25, 2015 2:51 PM

PES President: Energy Union will serve the climate, citizens, economy and our external security

Maroš Šefčovič (PES), Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Energy Union, today released the Commission’s Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy.

The Framework Strategy presents a package of measures to be taken by the EU and its Member States within the next five years of the Commission’s mandate to transform the EU energy system.

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February 21, 2015 2:27 PM

Decent jobs at the core of the PES leaders’ meeting in Madrid

“We will make sure that promises made become actions delivered”, says PES President.

The declaration “More Jobs, Better Jobs, Fairer Jobs!” was signed today by PES leaders at their meeting in Madrid. The document outlines a roadmap towards progressive growth with clear steps for creating quality jobs, eradicating the gender pay gap and creating a fair taxation system. The meeting, attended by Prime Ministers, European Commissioners and party leaders of the PES family, was hosted by the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE).

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February 21, 2015 1:04 PM

PES leaders show their ‘unity against fear’ at Madrid event

The meeting unveils an eight-point plan to end extremism in Europe.

Prime Ministers, European Commissioners and party leaders of the Party of European Socialists (PES) gathered today in Madrid. The meeting, hosted by the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), approved a common declaration against violence and extremism titled “United Against Fear”. In the document, PES leaders agree on a comprehensive eight-point plan to strengthen the freedom and security of citizens as well as to actively promote dialogue and inclusive policies.

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February 20, 2015 4:34 PM

PES Women reiterates its support to PSOE in its fight of protection the abortion law introduced by the Zapatero government in 2010

Zita Gurmai, Iratxe Garcia, Carmén Montón

It is a shame that today's PP government is trying to reduce the law and attack most vulnerable girls. The silent political move of the PP puts forward a proposal to amend the current abortion law, by obliging parental consent for abortion for minors, including for young women suffering from violence from their parents.

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