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26/02/2021 PES Women Gender Equality Network spotlights need for gender sensitive COVID-19 recovery and European Pillar of Social Rights

Gender-sensitive national recovery and resilience plans, coupled with an ambitious EU Action Plan to deliver on the European Pillar of Social Rights, are needed to recover from the pandemic and to boost gender equality. That was the message of the PES Women Gender Equality Network today.

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25/02/2021 PES urges European Council to implement quick, efficient and fair vaccine rollout

The EU must live up to citizens’ expectations on the rollout of vaccines, prime ministers, European Commissioners and leaders from the PES said this afternoon.

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24/02/2021 PES ministers urge EU to take a step forward on combating tax evasion and fraud, call for corporate tax transparency

PES ministers today stressed the social responsibility that companies have to disclose certain information related to their accounting, as they met to coordinate ahead of the Competitiveness Council tomorrow which will discuss public country-by-country reporting.

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23/02/2021 PES rejects crackdown on opposition in Turkey

The Party of European Socialists rejects the attacks on its associate member party Halklarin Demokratik Partisi – People’s Democratic Party (HDP) - by Turkish authorities.

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18/02/2021 PES Presidency: wellbeing and sustainability must be key drivers for recovery

Meeting by videoconference, the PES Presidency today held a strategic discussion on socialist and democratic priorities for the future of Europe.

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05/02/2021 PES Women: 2021 must be a turning point for gender equality and women’s rights

Meeting online for the first time this year, the PES Women Executive reiterated its call and commitment to place women’s rights and gender equality at the centre of European politics in 2021.

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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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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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28/01/2021 EU must make the most of milestone Porto Social Summit, PES Social Europe Network says

The European Union must seize the opportunity of the Porto Summit to advance the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights in full, the PES Social Europe Network (SEN) said today as it called on all European leaders and political families to fully get behind the milestone event.

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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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