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01/10/2020 EU must stick to its values in the face of internal and international challenges

The EU must stand up when its values and Member States are challenged, socialist and democratic prime ministers, European Commissioners and leaders said today as they met to coordinate ahead of the Special European Council.

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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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16/09/2020 Socialist and democrat policies are at the heart of the State of the Union – now it is time to act

Responding to today’s State of the Union, the Party of European Socialists welcomed the inclusion of key progressive policies in the Commission’s priorities for the year ahead, but warned it would remain vigilant to ensure they were implemented in full.

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10/09/2020 Moria fire: Europe must pull together and offer immediate help

We must not abandon people in need, the PES said today as it expressed its shock and sadness at the devasting fire at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.

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02/09/2020 Belarus: free and fair election is the only route through impasse says PES Foreign Policy Network

Socialists and democrats stand with the Belarusian people as they push for democracy. Europe must do everything it can to support the free and fair election they are demanding, the PES Foreign Policy Network agreed today.

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29/08/2020 Denied fair trial took an innocent life in Turkey

The PES is shocked and saddened by the death of a jailed Turkish lawyer demanding a fair trial. The 40-years old Ebru Timtik, died Thursday in hospital on the 238th day of her hunger strike in the prison of Silivri, near Istanbul.

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23/06/2020 #PESTalks: Socialists unified in push for fair and sustainable recovery

Europe’s recovery must be guided by the Pillar of Social Rights and propelled forward by the European Green Deal, the socialist and democratic family said today during a #PESTalks livestream.

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02/05/2020 PES on Labour Day: Reducing social impact, protecting jobs, and achieving sustainability should be at the core of recovery from COVID crisis

With Europe in lockdown the PES took Labour Day online with a livestream featuring a progressive prime minister, commissioners and leaders.

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19/02/2020 Europe must act together to strengthen pathways for labour migration

Our family is committed to creating more safe and regular channels for migration to help people in need of protection, to address labour market needs and skills shortages, and to maximise the benefits for the countries of origin, the PES-FEPS Migration & Integration Network meeting in Brussels said today.

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07/02/2020 Progressives put pivotal change on the EU’s 2020 agenda, PES conferences and Congress will drive this change forward

Europe’s socialist and democratic political family discussed strategy, the next multiannual financial framework (MFF), its upcoming Congress and a series of conferences on its main priorities this year, at a PES Presidency meeting in Brussels today.

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