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25/09/2020 PES condemns further attempts to silence HDP by Erdoğan regime

The PES strongly condemns the Turkish government for yet another politically motivated attempt to silence the People’s Democratic party (HDP). The PES stands in solidarity with HDP and against this further crackdown on democratic opposition in Turkey.

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25/09/2020 PES Migration and Integration Network praises milestone plan for common European approach

The new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum is an important step towards a truly European asylum and migration policy - it is a workable compromise after years of deadlock on a common approach, the PES Migration & Integration Network said today as it welcomed the package presented on Wednesday by EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson.

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25/09/2020 PES Women: Women’s rights must take centre stage in new EU asylum and migration pact

Gender equality in EU asylum and migration policy is not optional, it is essential. That was the message of PES Women Vice-President Marja Bijl to the PES Migration & Integration Network today, where she called once again for a gender-sensitive and humane EU asylum and migration policy on behalf of PES Women.

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24/09/2020 SURE: PES hails confirmation that progressive policy is one step closer to implementation

The PES today celebrated the news that all national guarantees necessary for the roll-out of the European temporary Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE) have been received by the European Commission. The confirmation from Economy Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni means workers and Member States are one step closer to receiving vital support.

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21/09/2020 FinCEN files reveal shameful behaviour by European and global banks, tough action must follow

The Party of European Socialists calls for tough sanction against anyone guilty in the large-scale money laundering uncovered by the ICIJ in the FinCEN files. The fraud amounts to more than 2 trillion dollars.

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21/09/2020 PES Europe ministers call for a European recovery strategy that respects democratic values

The next Multiannual Budget for Europe and recovery fund must promote and enhance respect for the rule of law, Europe ministers from the PES said today as they met by videoconference.

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18/09/2020 PES Women: democratic, female leadership in Belarus can no longer be silenced

We stand with all the women leading the democratic opposition in Belarus, this was the conclusion today as PES Women Executive members exchanged with Belarusian activists on the protests and women’s rights in the country.

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17/09/2020 We hear you Belarus: PES welcomes European Parliament resolution

The Party of European Socialists strongly endorses the European Parliament’s decision to stand with the people of Belarus and their struggle for democracy.

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17/09/2020 Timmermans puts Europe on course for climate neutrality by 2050

The Party of European Socialists strongly welcomes the European Commission’s updated climate plans, outlined today by Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans.

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16/09/2020 SOTEU: S&D and PES presidents call for courageous and swift action to transform EU

Leaders of Europe’s socialist and democratic political family have today called on the European Commission to be bold and to act now to make the EU fairer and more sustainable.

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