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08/12/2017 Pharmaceutical policy and affordable medicines on the PES agenda

Progressive health ministers today in Brussels discussed pharmaceutical policy in the EU and called on member states to ensure affordable access to safe medicinal products.

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07/12/2017 PES delegation in Turkey supports HDP co-chair in political trial

A delegation from the Party of European Socialists visited Turkey today to show solidarity to Selahattin Demirtas, co-chair of our Kurdish associate member party Halkların Demokratik Partisi (People's Democratic Party, HDP), as his hearing was held today in the Sincan prison outside Ankara.

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07/12/2017 PES ministers push for action plan to make pillar of social rights a reality

After the successful proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights thanks to the political push of Stefan Löfven, now is implementation time. This was the unanimous opinion of PES employment and social affairs ministers today.

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06/12/2017 PES concerned about Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

The PES is deeply concerned about Donald Trump's unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as the sole capital of Israel, and is worried about the peace process in the region.

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06/12/2017 PES and SPD discuss international cooperation at Berlin conference

High-level representatives from Europe’s progressive family met many guests from around the world at the international 'Renew Conference' in Berlin, co-hosted by PES and Germany's SPD.

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06/12/2017 PES welcomes Commission proposals for EMU

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the proposals for the development of the EMU presented today by the European Commission as an important step towards completing the Monetary Union.

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05/12/2017 PES: First list of tax havens is welcome, but not yet good enough

The Party of European Socialists acknowledges the first step made by EU finance ministers today towards tackling tax abuse by publishing a list of tax havens -- but is deeply disappointed that its scope is so limited.

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05/12/2017 PES president meets Albanian prime minister in Brussels

PES President Sergei Stanishev met with the Prime minister of Albania, Edi Rama, at the PES headquarters in Brussels today. Albanian progress towards EU accession and the role of the country in keeping stability and cooperation in the Western Balkans were both discussed during the meeting.

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05/12/2017 PES transport ministers for fair treatment of Europe's transport workers

Equal pay for equal work has to be applied in the European transport sector. This was the conclusion of the meeting of PES transport ministers which took place in Brussels today (5 December 2017) ahead of the EU Transport Council.

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04/12/2017 PES: Centeno the right choice for Eurogroup president

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the election of Mário Centeno as the next President of the Eurogroup.

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