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01/02/2021 MEPs must be allowed to examine situation at Croatian-Bosnian border

The PES condemns attempts by Croatian authorities to obstruct Socialist and Democratic MEPs from determining whether reports of inhumane conditions for migrants at the Croatian-Bosnian border are true. The PES finds this to be a very serious incident – European lawmakers must not be impeded in their official duties.

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01/02/2021 PES Migration and Integration Network welcomes Commission Action Plan for inclusive asylum and migration

The European Commission’s New Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion is a welcome step to put inclusion and social cohesion at the heart of Europe’s asylum and migration systems, the PES Migration and Integration Network stated today as it hailed the plan presented by Commissioner Ylva Johansson.

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27/01/2021 PES home affairs ministers: measures necessary to contain the spread of the pandemic should not undermine Schengen integrity

European countries are having to take unprecedented measures to deal with an unprecedented crisis. This is necessary to save lives. At the same time, they must also embrace mutual trust and cooperation to safeguard Schengen for the future, PES home affairs ministers concluded today as they met by videoconference.

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02/12/2020 Solidarity and responsibility sharing must define EU approach to migration and asylum

The New Pact on Migration and Asylum must be guided by the principles of solidarity and responsibility sharing: Maltese, Greek, Spanish and Italian borders are our common European borders, the PES Migration and Integration Network stated today.

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19/11/2020 PSOE, PES and PES Women unite for livestream: Progressives against gender-based violence

Socialists and democrats from across Europe will take part in an online discussion on Saturday (21 November) focused on action to end gender-based violence.

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03/11/2020 PES shocked and saddened by Vienna terrorist attack

The PES expresses its profound shock and sadness at the terrorist attack which took place in Vienna last night, which has killed at least four people and wounded 15 others. Our thoughts are with the victims of this vile and cowardly act of violence.

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01/10/2020 EU must stick to its values in the face of internal and international challenges

The EU must stand up when its values and Member States are challenged, socialist and democratic prime ministers, European Commissioners and leaders said today as they met to coordinate ahead of the Special European Council.

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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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10/09/2020 Moria fire: Europe must pull together and offer immediate help

We must not abandon people in need, the PES said today as it expressed its shock and sadness at the devasting fire at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.

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