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November 26, 2014 12:27 PM

PES President: “Our calls have been heard but the EU Commission’s Investment Plan will not match Europe’s needs”

Today, the European Commission released its proposal for a European Investment Plan. The paper is the long overdue answer to the calls made by the Party of European Socialists (PES) to develop a strong investment plan.

PES President Sergei Stanishev stated: "Since the beginning of the crisis, the PES has been calling for the implementation of an ambitious investment strategy that can effectively foster economic recovery. Today’s European Commission’s proposal on the European Investment Plan is a step in the right direction but yet too humble. We have constantly urged the European Commission to bring up a plan that takes decisive action to foster sustainable economic growth. Our calls have been heard in style, but only partially in substance. The proposal presented today falls short of matching Europe’s needs. The PES believes that Europe needs a concrete and ambitious Investment Strategy to effectively promote economic recovery.

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November 26, 2014 12:12 PM

PES members discuss sustainable development goals

PES members gathered yesterday in London for a meeting to discuss the sustainable development goals.

"2015 will be a crucial year for development", said Mary Creagh, Labour MP and Shadow Minister for Development. "As progressive parties, it’s important to exchange views and establish priorities. We need to display ambition and resolve to create a more equal global society".

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November 25, 2014 10:05 AM

The clock is ticking: “We must end violence against women now”, says PES Women President

In Europe, 7 women die every day from male domestic violence and an average of 33% of women have suffered from men’s violence.

Today, the Party of European Socialists commemorates the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November). PES Women President Zita Gurmai used the occasion to make three strong demands:

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November 24, 2014 1:13 PM

Successful launch of the first PES Training Academy in Vienna

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From the 20th to the 23rd of November 2014 the Party of European Socialists (PES) organised its first European Training academy together with the Social democratic Party of Vienna (SPÖ). PES Deputy Secretary General Marije Laffeber: "Providing intensive training and a platform for exchange for our party professionals and activists has been a truly enriching and fulfilling experience. The 52 participants were excellent and this motivates us to turn the PES Training Academy into an integrated part of our European political party".

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November 21, 2014 3:51 PM

PES announces next Congress in Budapest

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The Presidency of the Party of European Socialists (PES) agreed today to organise the next PES Congress in Budapest, Hungary. Meeting at the PES Headquarters in Brussels, the Presidency members decided that the presence of the PES family in Budapest will be crucial as a pillar of support for all the Hungarian citizens who fight for greater democracy and the respect of human rights in the country, including the PES member party MSZP.

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