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20/05/2020 Social Europe Network: Supporting employment must be the priority as lockdown eases

Easing the lockdown must mark the start of a recovery focused on jobs and support for the digital and environmental transitions, European socialists and democrats said today as they met by videoconference.

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20/05/2020 PES Ministers for gender equality and women’s rights call for a feminist response to the COVID-19 crisis

Implementing gender equality must be a key priority for the COVID-19 recovery strategy, progressive gender equality ministers said today as they met with European Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli.

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19/05/2020 PES: Teatri Kombëtar in Tirana should not be used for political purposes

The PES is following closely and with concern the developments in Tirana on the issue of the Teatri Kombëtar (New National Theatre).

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18/05/2020 PES President urges Commission to support cultural and creative industries

Ahead of an online meeting of Culture ministers tomorrow, the President of the Party of European Socialists (PES) has written to the President of the European Commission to urge her to put Europe’s cultural and creative industries at the core of the recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

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16/05/2020 PES condemns latest wave of arrests of legally elected mayors in Turkey

The Party of European Socialists (PES) is deeply concerned by reports that Turkish authorities have detained four democratically elected mayors from Halklarin Demokratik Partisi (HDP), an associate member of the PES.

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15/05/2020 IDAHOBIT 2020: Progressives are leading the fight for LGBTIQ equality

Socialists and social democrats from the Party of European Socialists (PES) are marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) (17 May) by strongly reaffirming their commitment to fighting discrimination in Europe and around the world.

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06/05/2020 PES welcomes historic milestone for the Western Balkans and its future in Europe

The Party of European Socialists (PES) today strongly welcomes the EU’s show of support for a European future for the Western Balkans. The EU-Western Balkans summit is a milestone on a historic journey towards EU membership for countries in the region.

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05/05/2020 PES Presidency: progressives are mobilising for a recovery which addresses all aspects of the crisis

Progressives are mobilising to make sure the recovery delivers a fairer and more sustainable future for Europe, the PES Presidency heard during a videoconference today.

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05/05/2020 PES Foreign Policy Network: EU must uphold values and live up to global ambitions as we tackle pandemic

The EU must reinforce the resilience of our democratic model and values - inside and outside Europe - and take on a global role as we overcome COVID-19, this was the conclusion of a PES Foreign Policy Network meeting today.

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04/05/2020 PES Finance and Transport Ministers call for green, social and sustainable transport sector

Progressive Finance and Transport Ministers today discussed with the European Commission Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans the strategic importance of supporting and transforming the transport sector as a key pillar of the European COVID-19 recovery strategy.

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