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03/12/2020 Europe’s progressives call for EPP and ECR to support democracy and prosperity for all Europeans

Member parties and organisations of the Party of European Socialists today jointly called on the European People’s Party and the European Conservatives and Reformists to take swift and decisive action to protect the Rule of Law, democracy, and the social and economic recovery of Europe.

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03/12/2020 PES ministers back stronger rights for platform workers

Technological progress and digitisation must no longer benefit big business alone – workers in the platform economy deserve better working conditions and stronger social protection. Progressives will support EU efforts to achieve this, a meeting of PES Ministers for Employment and Social Affairs agreed today.

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02/12/2020 Solidarity and responsibility sharing must define EU approach to migration and asylum

The New Pact on Migration and Asylum must be guided by the principles of solidarity and responsibility sharing: Maltese, Greek, Spanish and Italian borders are our common European borders, the PES Migration and Integration Network stated today.

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01/12/2020 Covid-19 response must be the start of an improved European cooperation on health

Approved Covid-19 vaccines must be rapidly distributed in a way which reaches all citizens and Member States, health ministers from the PES demanded today as they met by videoconference to discuss the Covid-19 response and the EU’s longer-term plan for the pharmaceutical industry.

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30/11/2020 PES ministers: EU Council must back VET recommendation so Europe can lead digital and green transitions

Ministers from the PES will support a Council recommendation for a modernised, more agile, vocational education and training (VET) policy, a meeting of PES education ministers heard today.

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30/11/2020 Rainbow Rose General Assembly warns of growing right-wing backlash against LGBTIQ community

Under the cover of the fight against Covid-19, right-wing politicians are using the LGBTIQ community as their first target to cut back human rights, the Rainbow Rose General Assembly has warned. Hate speech across Europe is intensifying - often carried out by political figures and governments - and recent wins for the LGBTIQ movement are fragile: a rollback on rights and attitudes could come at any time.

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26/11/2020 PES hails European Parliament resolution supporting Polish women’s rights, calls for assessment on Rule of Law

The Party of European Socialists hails the resolution approved with a broad majority by the European Parliament supporting Polish women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) against the attacks from state institutions, from the PiS-led government to the judiciary. The PES believes that violations of fundamental rights are a Rule of Law issue and, as such, a matter of EU competence.

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23/11/2020 EU must be a global leader on development, PES ministers reaffirm

Europe must live up to its potential as a driving force for a more just, equal and stable world. This was the conclusion as PES ministers for development met by videoconference today with European Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen.

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21/11/2020 Progressives united in drive to eradicate gender-based violence

Europe’s progressives will do whatever it takes to end gender-based violence, a joint livestream made clear today.

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21/11/2020 PES decries gangster threats against Trukish CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu

The Party of European Socialists decries the threatening remarks from a convicted Turkish criminal, Alaattin Cakici, against the leader of the PES-associate Republican People's Party (CHP), Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu. Alaattin Cakici publicly warned the leader of the biggest opposition party in Turkey to “watch his step” following a political statement by Mr Kılıçdaroğlu.

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