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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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19/02/2021 PES ministers call for Europe to step up gender equality action under the European Pillar of Social Rights

Gender equality must be an integral part of the drive for Social Europe, PES ministers for gender equality and women’s rights said today as they met online with European Commissioner for Equality, Helena Dalli, and the S&D Group to discuss priorities for 2021.

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19/02/2021 Reinvigorate education and training to build successful recovery, PES ministers say

PES education ministers have called for the prioritisation of education and training – focusing on equity of access, inclusion and success for all - as Europe recovers from the coronavirus crisis.

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