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16/10/2020 The Party of European Socialists united for swift recovery, respecting the Rule of Law

Representatives from PES member parties across Europe today urged Member States to deliver on the recovery without compromising on European values.

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15/10/2020 PES: EUCO must secure the recovery without compromising on European values

Socialists and democrats will today push for a swift conclusion to the MFF and the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), but we will not waver on our commitment to the Rule of Law. This was the conclusion as PES prime ministers, European commissioners and leaders met in Brussels this afternoon to coordinate ahead of the European Council.

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12/10/2020 PES Europe ministers urge vigilance on the Rule of Law and fast implementation of the Recovery Plan

The EU is a community of values and every Member State must respect that, Europe ministers from the PES stated today as they met to coordinate ahead of tomorrow’s General Affairs Council (GAC).

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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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25/09/2020 PES Migration and Integration Network praises milestone plan for common European approach

The new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum is an important step towards a truly European asylum and migration policy - it is a workable compromise after years of deadlock on a common approach, the PES Migration & Integration Network said today as it welcomed the package presented on Wednesday by EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson.

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25/09/2020 PES Women: Women’s rights must take centre stage in new EU asylum and migration pact

Gender equality in EU asylum and migration policy is not optional, it is essential. That was the message of PES Women Vice-President Marja Bijl to the PES Migration & Integration Network today, where she called once again for a gender-sensitive and humane EU asylum and migration policy on behalf of PES Women.

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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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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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