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16/04/2019 European Parliament backs key progressive policies in final plenary week

A green light for the European Labour Authority and new protections for workers are a welcome step for a more social Europe, but our work is not done the Party of European Socialists (PES) said today.

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09/04/2019 Social rights show progress, but a more ambitious Commission would have achieved more

Without progressives driving the social rights agenda, the Juncker Commission’s achievements would be even more modest, the Party of European Socialists said today.

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04/04/2019 SEN: We will build on progressive achievements as we continue our fight for equality

Progressives will keep pushing for policies which bring about a better life for all Europeans, the PES Social Europe Network (SEN) said today as it met for the last time during this European Parliamentary term.

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15/03/2019 PES EPSCO Ministers renew their call: It’s time for the Pillar of Social Rights to become a reality

Socialist ministers for employment and social affairs from around Europe met today ahead of the EPSCO Council to renew their call for a social Europe that improves the lives of all citizens.

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07/02/2019 All workers should have transparent and predictable working conditions

The provisional agreement on the Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions is a step in the right direction, the Party of European Socialists (PES) said today.

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25/01/2019 PES welcomes progress towards fairer work life balance

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Member States, to improve the work-life balance of European citizens.

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13/12/2018 Orban’s Slavery Act proves EPP ignore human rights

The PES denounces the latest violations of workers’ rights and human rights in Hungary. Viktor Orban’s ‘Slavery Act’ is the latest sign the country is sliding towards authoritarianism.

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05/12/2018 PES EPSCO Minister: time for the EU to show its social engagement

PES Employment and Social Affairs Ministers met on 5 December and outlined their priorities for a more social Europe, ahead of the EPSCO Council.

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30/11/2018 Use cohesion policy to promote solidarity, PES Ministers urge

Future cohesion policy must promote solidarity across Europe, members of the PES Cohesion Ministerial group agreed today at a meeting in Brussels

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15/11/2018 One year on, we need action on the Pillar of Social Rights

The proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights last year signalled a clear change in the EU’s political course and placed social rights in the spotlight.

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