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25/03/2020 COVID-19: PES Financial and Economic Network calls for bold action to avert economic crash

Unprecedented times require unprecedented measures, this was the conclusion of the PES Financial and Economic Network videoconference today.

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23/03/2020 PES welcomes move to increase fiscal room for member states

The PES warmly welcomes the decision to activate the general escape clause of the Stability and Growth Pact, proposed by the European Commission last week and approved today by the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN).

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20/03/2020 PES backs ETUC call for emergency economic measures in response to COVID-19

European institutions and governments must act rapidly to prevent an economic shock, this was the central message of a letter published today by the ETUC. The PES joins world-renowned economists and academics, trade unionists, former prime ministers, and a former European commissioner in backing the call for action.

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20/02/2020 PES: MFF must ensure proper funding for greener, more social Europe, with strengthened Rule of Law

The European Council must reach an agreement that allows the EU to deliver on progressive priorities like the Green Deal, the European Pillar of Social Rights and to endorse the Rule of Law, the PES said at a European Council preparation meeting in Brussels today.

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17/02/2020 MFF must provide proper funding to realise Green Deal potential and social well-being

Agreement on the MFF must keep guard over our shared values and include proper funding for Europe’s growth strategy, the European Green Deal, and social progress, ministers from the progressive political family said this afternoon at a meeting in Brussels.  

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07/02/2020 Progressives put pivotal change on the EU’s 2020 agenda, PES conferences and Congress will drive this change forward

Europe’s socialist and democratic political family discussed strategy, the next multiannual financial framework (MFF), its upcoming Congress and a series of conferences on its main priorities this year, at a PES Presidency meeting in Brussels today.

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05/02/2020 Fiscal rules review must shift Europe towards new growth model

The PES strongly welcomes the Economic Governance Framework Review announced today by Economy Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni. This will be a re-examination of the EU’s basic economic and fiscal rules, which impact member states’ budgets.

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30/01/2020 PES welcomes new Commission Work Programme that reflects core progressive priorities

The work programme for the first year of the new European Commission marks a major change for the EU which brings it much closer to the core priorities of the PES political family.

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03/10/2019 The EU economy is safe with Gentiloni

Commissioner-designate for the Economy, Paolo Gentiloni showed he has the skills and experience needed to successfully steward Europe’s economy through the next five years, the Party of European Socialists said today.

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10/09/2019 PES ready to work together with our Commissioners for progressive change

The Party of European Socialists is looking forward to a close cooperation with the new European Commission and its ten Commissioner-designates from the PES family.

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