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14/10/2016 PES Council Announced at Presidency Meeting

The Party of European Socialists announced the date of its Council, to be held in Prague on 2 and 3 December this year. "We want the upcoming PES Council to become another platform for discussion among our members, activists and leaders on the future of Europe", said PES President Sergei Stanishev today, during the PES Presidency meeting in Brussels. He underlined that the European Socialist and Democrats already have started a broad discussion on the role of our political family in relaunching Europe after the Brexit.

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12/10/2016 PES Ministers - the Youth Guarantee is a success story: it must be extended

PES Ministers for Employment and Social Affairs met on 12 October in Luxembourg to discuss the future of the European Youth Guarantee.

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30/09/2016 Pillar of social rights to become the first step towards a real social

The PES Social Europe Network chaired by French MEP Pervenche Berès discussed the Commission’s proposal for a European pillar of social rights with the aim to ensure this new initiative will actually balance economic freedoms with social rights in the European Union. The meeting took place in Brussels yesterday afternoon.

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20/09/2016 Progressive Europe Ministers call to step up efforts for a more social Europe

The European Ministers from the Party of European Socialists have met in Brussels on 20th September to prepare for the General Affairs Council meeting and to follow up on the outcome of last week’s Bratislava Summit of the EU head of states.

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16/09/2016 PES leaders agreed to focus on EU social agenda after Brexit

The leaders of the Party of European Socialists discussed new ways forward for Europe after the Brexit vote and how to bring the EU back on the path of social justice. The meeting of the PES leaders took place in Bratislava ahead of the informal meeting of the 27 heads of state and government of the EU. The PES meeting was hosted by the Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico.

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14/09/2016 Stanishev calls for end of ‘austerity only’ policy at State of the Union debate

The President of the Party of European Socialists, Sergei Stanishev, called for an end of the 'austerity only' policy at the debate of the State of the European Union at the European Parliament:

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25/08/2016 High Level Progressive Summit in Paris: PES family united in reviving Europe

The leaders of the Party of European Socialists have continued with discussions on the future of the European Union after the ‘leave’ vote in the UK following earlier talks at a PES meeting on 29 June. The meeting took place today and was hosted by the President of France, François Hollande, at the Château de la Celle Saint Cloud, in the outskirts of Paris. At the beginning of the meeting, France’s President delivered a speech on behalf of the PES family in which he called for solidarity with the Italian people after the earthquake in Central Italy.

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23/08/2016 High Level Progressive Summit in Paris this Thursday

Prime Ministers, Heads of State and high level European officials from the PES family will meet to discuss future actions. The Party of European Socialists will discuss progressive policies to boost growth and jobs at the European level during a meeting at the Château de la Celle Saint-Cloud, near Paris, on Thursday 25th August 2016.

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15/07/2016 Employment Ministers call for a more social Europe after Brexit

Today, Ministers for Employment and Social Affairs from the PES family met in Bratislava to discuss the consequences of the UK referendum in their policy area. The meeting began with a minute of silence in the memory of the victims of the horrible attack in Nice last night. All the ministers condemned this brutal act and called for more cooperation and solidarity in the fight against terror. During the meeting the PES Employment and social affairs ministers adopted a declaration on the clear need for a more social Europe after the Brexit.

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07/06/2016 PES Transport Ministers: High time to strengthen the social dimension of Europe’s transport sector

For the first time, the Transport Ministers belonging to the Party of European Socialists (PES) met today in Luxembourg in preparation of the day’s Transport Council session, with focus on the employment and social issues facing Europe’s transport sector, as well as its low-carbon future. Ministers also used this opportunity to identify topics of common concern to take initiatives for more progressive European transport policies.

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