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24/03/2020 PES welcomes green light for accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the decision by European affairs ministers to formally accept the opening of accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia after a long series of discussions.

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23/03/2020 PES welcomes move to increase fiscal room for member states

The PES warmly welcomes the decision to activate the general escape clause of the Stability and Growth Pact, proposed by the European Commission last week and approved today by the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN).

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20/03/2020 PES backs ETUC call for emergency economic measures in response to COVID-19

European institutions and governments must act rapidly to prevent an economic shock, this was the central message of a letter published today by the ETUC. The PES joins world-renowned economists and academics, trade unionists, former prime ministers, and a former European commissioner in backing the call for action.

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20/03/2020 PES Women: Women are on the front line of the corona-crisis, yet gender-issues are being ignored

As the COVID-19 virus is spreading throughout the world and governments are scaling up containment efforts, PES Women stands in solidarity with the women who are carrying the bulk of this crisis.

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16/03/2020 COVID-19: Progressives urge Eurogroup to adopt far-reaching Economic Recovery Plan

PES President Sergei Stanishev, S&D President Iratxe Garcia, and Christophe Rouillon, President of the PES Group in the Committee of the Regions, have today written to the Eurogroup calling for action to mitigate the socioeconomic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in Europe.

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12/03/2020 PES supports European efforts against Coronavirus

The President of the Party of European Socialists, Sergei Stanishev, has sent a letter of support to all leaders of PES parties in the face of the Coronavirus outbreak. Our political family expresses full solidarity and support for the efforts undertaken to contain the spread of the virus.

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19/02/2020 Europe must act together to strengthen pathways for labour migration

Our family is committed to creating more safe and regular channels for migration to help people in need of protection, to address labour market needs and skills shortages, and to maximise the benefits for the countries of origin, the PES-FEPS Migration & Integration Network meeting in Brussels said today.

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12/02/2020 PES supports proposal for cross-party political group fact finding mission to Georgia

The Party of European Socialists supports the proposal to send a fact-finding mission of MEPs from the main political families in the European Parliament to Georgia to further investigate the Ugulava case.

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07/02/2020 Progressives put pivotal change on the EU’s 2020 agenda, PES conferences and Congress will drive this change forward

Europe’s socialist and democratic political family discussed strategy, the next multiannual financial framework (MFF), its upcoming Congress and a series of conferences on its main priorities this year, at a PES Presidency meeting in Brussels today.

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30/01/2020 PES welcomes new Commission Work Programme that reflects core progressive priorities

The work programme for the first year of the new European Commission marks a major change for the EU which brings it much closer to the core priorities of the PES political family.

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