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03/03/2021 Continued economic support is the right move for recovery

The Party of European Socialists today welcomes the continuing economic support announced by European Commissioner for Economy, Paolo Gentiloni. This decision offers a vital lifeline for Member States as the coronavirus crisis continues to depress economic activity and drive-up fiscal spending.

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01/03/2021 High hopes for ambitious EU Social Action Plan

The Social Action Plan – due to be published by the European Commission on Wednesday – is an important milestone on the road to Social Europe. Expectation for the Plan are high – this is a golden chance to translate the Pillar’s principles into meaningful change for citizens, the Party of European Socialists said today.

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26/02/2021 PES Women Gender Equality Network spotlights need for gender sensitive COVID-19 recovery and European Pillar of Social Rights

Gender-sensitive national recovery and resilience plans, coupled with an ambitious EU Action Plan to deliver on the European Pillar of Social Rights, are needed to recover from the pandemic and to boost gender equality. That was the message of the PES Women Gender Equality Network today.

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25/02/2021 PES urges European Council to implement quick, efficient and fair vaccine rollout

The EU must live up to citizens’ expectations on the rollout of vaccines, prime ministers, European Commissioners and leaders from the PES said this afternoon.

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24/02/2021 It is time for an ambitions EU Social Action Plan, PES President stresses in letter to EU presidents

It is time for the European Union to become a truly social Union that brings shared prosperity, social progress and wellbeing for all, PES President Sergei Stanishev has written in a letter to the presidents of the Commission, Council, Parliament and Presidency of the Council of the EU.

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24/02/2021 PES ministers urge EU to take a step forward on combating tax evasion and fraud, call for corporate tax transparency

PES ministers today stressed the social responsibility that companies have to disclose certain information related to their accounting, as they met to coordinate ahead of the Competitiveness Council tomorrow which will discuss public country-by-country reporting.

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23/02/2021 PES rejects crackdown on opposition in Turkey

The Party of European Socialists rejects the attacks on its associate member party Halklarin Demokratik Partisi – People’s Democratic Party (HDP) - by Turkish authorities.

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22/02/2021 PES Europe ministers: more transparency needed in COVID-19 response

Europe-wide solidarity on vaccines was the right approach to guarantee there were no second-class Europeans, but this strategy is reliant on transparency and accountability: clear information about how many doses are being produced and when Member States can expect them must be provided urgently by pharmaceutical companies, PES Europe ministers stated today.

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22/02/2021 PES EPSCO ministers’ joint declaration: Social Action Plan must spearhead shift to a more social, more sustainable, EU

It is time to put the Pillar of Social Rights fully into action to address the coronavirus crisis, give impetus to the European recovery and improve wellbeing for all, ministers from Portugal, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta and Sweden agreed today.

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20/02/2021 PES Women asks Europe to #MakeHerCount for equal pay

Today, 20 February, PES Women marks European Equal Pay Day by highlighting that the EU gender pay gap is still as big as 14.1%.

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