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21/09/2020 FinCEN files reveal shameful behaviour by European and global banks, tough action must follow

The Party of European Socialists calls for tough sanction against anyone guilty in the large-scale money laundering uncovered by the ICIJ in the FinCEN files. The fraud amounts to more than 2 trillion dollars.

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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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21/07/2020 PES: Recovery fund was delivered right on time

The PES welcomes the EU recovery plan, adopted early this morning by the European Council. The plan, which adds to the EU Budget €750 billion of common debt to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, will allow the Union to start the recovery process immediately.

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16/07/2020 Socialists urge European Council to agree a strong, social and sustainable recovery deal

It is vital that the European Council backs an ambitious recovery strategy, socialist and democratic prime ministers, commissioners and leaders agreed in Brussels today.

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02/07/2020 PES tourism ministers’ declaration: a way forward to relaunch European tourism

Tourism ministers from Spain, Italy, Malta and Portugal today signed a joint declaration calling for a coordinated relaunch of European tourism which boosts the industry and guarantees the health and safety of tourists and local populations.

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23/06/2020 #PESTalks: Socialists unified in push for fair and sustainable recovery

Europe’s recovery must be guided by the Pillar of Social Rights and propelled forward by the European Green Deal, the socialist and democratic family said today during a #PESTalks livestream.

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22/06/2020 PES President regrets US decision to pull out of digital tax talks

The US administration has decided to withdraw from OECD negotiations on creating international corporate taxation and has warned it will retaliate if European countries plan to go forward with taxing American firms such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple.

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18/06/2020 PES calls on EU Council to support fair and sustainable recovery plan

Tomorrow leaders must put Europe on course for a fair and sustainable recovery, prime ministers, commissioners and leaders from the socialists and democratic family said at a European Council preparatory meeting today.

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18/06/2020 PES President Sergei Stanishev regrets Mario Centeno’s resignation

Portuguese Finance Minister Mario Centeno has announced he will be stepping down from government, as well as from his position as Eurogroup President.

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