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07/11/2017 Europe must anticipate climate-linked industrial change for a just transition

At a meeting of the PES Environment and Climate Change Network today, representatives of PES member parties, MEPs, trade unions and civil society discussed the future of the EU's cohesion policy in environmental matters, the future of EU energy and climate policy, and the state of play of the Paris Agreement.

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12/10/2017 PES Fair Growth conference calls for progressive response to Europe's challenges

The economic and societal challenges faced by Europe must be turned in the right direction – a progressive direction – in order to reduce inequality as well as promoting growth. This is the main conclusion of a major PES conference entitled ‘Reinventing the European economy’, at which UN special advisor Jeffrey Sachs was the keynote speaker.

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10/10/2017 Reinventing the European economy

High-level party representatives, ministers, MEPs and members of national parliaments from the PES political family, trade unions and the civil society will discuss how to make globalisation work for everyone in a conference in Brussels on 12 October. Influential academics such as economist Jeffrey Sachs will participate.

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20/09/2017 Commission Vice-President and PES Energy State Secretaries discuss future of EU energy policy

Jorge Seguro Sanches, Portuguese secretary of state for energy, and Emil Högberg, Swedish state secretary to the minister for policy coordination and energy, today met with Maros Sefcovic, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union, to discuss the future of EU energy policy.

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10/07/2017 PES cohesion conference: Solidarity is a guarantee for EU future

Europe's social democrats call for a strengthened cohesion policy post-2020, focused on decent jobs, clean environment, investment in human capital and new technologies, a packed hall of conference delegates heard today.

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08/06/2017 PES Transport Ministers: Commission “Mobility Package” must stop unfair competition and protect transport workers

PES Transport Ministers will fight for more fairness in the European transport market to stop social dumping in the sector.

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02/06/2017 PES calls Trump’s move irresponsible, encourages EU and other global players to implement Paris accords

The Party of European Socialists deeply regrets that president Trump will pull the United States out from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The PES considers Trump's decision to be highly irresponsible.

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01/06/2017 PES assembles special task force for tackling the future of EU, globalisation and social rights

Leaders from PES member parties, ministers and secretaries of state from the EU, Senior Party representatives assembled in Brussels to agree a common position on future priorities for the European Union.

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31/05/2017 PES issues warning against Commission proposal to phase out social electricity tariffs

Social electricity tariffs that protect poorer households from energy poverty should not be phased out until measures are in place to tackle the root causes of energy poverty, the Party of European Socialists has warned.

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30/05/2017 Environment and Climate Change Network: For an ambitious Energy Union that guarantees affordable prices and creates jobs

The Party of European Socialists will fight for an ambitious implementation of the Energy Union with a strong social dimension and the involvement of social partners.

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