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03/06/2020 EU must step up and lead on international cooperation

As other world-powers embrace nationalism and protectionism, the European Union must step up as a constructive, resilient, sustainable, multilateralist and feminist force, European progressives have said.

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02/06/2020 PES goes live on 3 June: why multilateralism matters and how feminism can change the world

Multilateralism, the role for the EU, and feminist foreign policy will all be on the agenda as European Commissioners, leaders, ministers and MEPs from the progressive political family convene for a livestream this week.

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27/08/2014 European Socialists Want More Women in Top EU Jobs

The Party of European Socialists (PES) President Sergei Stanishev today called on Europe’s leaders to guarantee a strong Commission that will bring the progressive change that Europe desperately needs.

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04/08/2014 PES Women mourn the passing of Barbara Prammer

Barbara Prammer, President of the Austrian Parliament, former SPÖ-Frauen chairwoman and former Federal Minister for Women’s Affairs, died on the 3rd of August, after a year of long fight against cancer.

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24/07/2014 Progressive alliance makes fight against inequality priority

On 22 and 23 August the Progressive Alliance organised an exchange on ‘the global fight against inequality’ in Montevideo, Uruguay. 'As progressives, we have seen the world evolve at a high speed in the last couple of years, often to the detriment of the weakest in our society', says Marije Laffeber, Deputy Secretary General of the PES. 'We need a new agenda, a new global message, with equality and social justice at its core.'

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15/07/2014 PES Women says NO to withdrawal of Maternity Leave Directive.

PES Women President Zita Gurmai together with her S&D colleagues from the European Parliament today strongly advocated keeping the legislative work on Maternity Leave Directive on the agenda of this new Parliament.

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02/07/2014 Beijing 20+, "Women, seize the moment and let’s advance"

Zita Gurmai, President of PES Women, attended the Socialist International Women Council in Mexico on 26-27 June, calling for progress, mobilization and action to secure women’s future in the context of the Beijing 20+ Platform for Action.

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28/06/2014 Socialist International Women Council in Mexico

Socialist International Women (SIW) is currently hosting its council in Mexico City . Women from 32 countries gathered to discuss on 'Declaration and Platform for action Beijing + 20' and looking at the concrete stepts that have been taken to improve the position of women since the UN Beijing Womens Conference held in 1995.

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22/05/2014 Corina Cretu: I will fight for a Europe of equal rights for all its citizens

MEP Corina Crețu, top candidate of PSD for this year’s European elections is campaigning throughout entire Romania, meeting party supporters in many corners of the country.

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16/05/2014 IDAHOT: We all Play a Part in Defeating Hate

In advance of the 17th of May, International day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), PES Candidate for President of the European Commission, Martin Schulz, adds his voice to the millions of people globally calling for a world of tolerance, respect and freedom regardless of people’s sexual orientations or gender identities.

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