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07/12/2020 Social Europe Network adopts plan to put citizens' wellbeing at the heart of policymaking

MEPs, representatives from PES member parties and organisations, trade unionists and civil society today endorsed a comprehensive policy document which aims to put wellbeing at the centre of society. This principle - the wellbeing of citizens - must be a guiding framework for European Union policy, the PES Social Europe Network (SEN) agreed today.

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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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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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28/10/2020 PES welcomes historic EU minimum wages proposal

We are one step closer to guaranteeing fair wages for all Europeans, the PES said today as it welcomed the EU Directive for adequate minimum wages put forward by European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit.

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27/10/2020 PES Social Europe Network: it is time for fair minimum wages in the EU

The EU can and must act to guarantee fair pay for all Europeans, socialist and democrats said today as they urged Member States and MEPs to support an EU framework directive for minimum wages when it is brought forward.

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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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13/10/2020 PES EPSCO ministers push for a fair recovery for all workers

Europe’s recovery will only be successful if it works for all workers, PES ministers said today as they met by videoconference with European commissioners Nicolas Schmit and Helena Dalli, MEPs and trade unionists.

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