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07/11/2018 PES Environment and Climate Change Network: Sustainability is the bedrock of socialist policies

PES member parties, MEPs, trade unions and civil society agreed today that sustainable development must form the backbone of all EU policies.

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08/10/2018 PES welcomes UN call for urgent climate action

The PES fully supports the conclusions of the scientists at the United Nations on the measures needed to slow down global warming.

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02/07/2018 Sánchez, Faure and Stanishev meet in Paris

Leading lights of the European socialist movement, including new Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez and PS France leader Olivier Faure, met with progressive leaders and activists from around Europe at a Together event in Paris on Friday.

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23/04/2018 PES: EU-wide whistleblower protections are a major step forward

New proposals to strengthen whistleblower protections in the EU are most welcome and should be adopted as soon as possible to protect employees who have the courage to speak up in the public interest, says the PES.

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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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