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24/06/2020 PES denounces Canan Kaftancıoğlu’s prison sentence for her political tweets

The Party of European Socialists regrets the decision of the Turkish Court of Appeals to sentence Canan Kaftancıoğlu, from our Turkish associate party CHP, to ten years in prison for expressing her legitimate opinions on Twitter. The PES calls for the immediate repeal of the sentence.

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23/06/2020 #PESTalks: Socialists unified in push for fair and sustainable recovery

Europe’s recovery must be guided by the Pillar of Social Rights and propelled forward by the European Green Deal, the socialist and democratic family said today during a #PESTalks livestream.

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22/06/2020 PES Environment Ministerial: PES Environment Ministers united for a green recovery

After the presentation of the Recovery Strategy by the European Commission it is clear that the recovery will be sustainable and socially fair. Now it is time to implement the European Green Deal and support green growth on all levels around the European Union, PES Environment Ministers said today.

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22/06/2020 PES President regrets US decision to pull out of digital tax talks

The US administration has decided to withdraw from OECD negotiations on creating international corporate taxation and has warned it will retaliate if European countries plan to go forward with taxing American firms such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple.

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22/06/2020 PES backs Commissioner Nicolas Schmit’s priority on youth employment

Commissioner Schmit’s push to ensure youth employment is a priority for the EU’s recovery strategy is timely and highly necessary, PES President Sergei Stanishev said today. Since the onset of this pandemic, the PES has ramped up its calls for the EU to extend and strengthen the policies socialists and democrats introduced after the last crisis.

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19/06/2020 PES Women: It is time to create a formal Council configuration for Gender Equality

Ahead of the EU leaders meeting on 19 June, PES Women and its member organisations are once again calling on the European Council to establish a Council configuration for gender equality.

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18/06/2020 PES calls on EU Council to support fair and sustainable recovery plan

Tomorrow leaders must put Europe on course for a fair and sustainable recovery, prime ministers, commissioners and leaders from the socialists and democratic family said at a European Council preparatory meeting today.

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18/06/2020 #PESTalks livestream to set out recovery for people, jobs and the economy

Europe needs a recovery which works for people and the planet. #PESTalks: a plan for people, jobs and the economy will see key figures from the progressive movement discuss socialist and social democratic plans to rejuvenate Europe post-COVID19.

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18/06/2020 PES President Sergei Stanishev regrets Mario Centeno’s resignation

Portuguese Finance Minister Mario Centeno has announced he will be stepping down from government, as well as from his position as Eurogroup President.

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16/06/2020 PES ENVI Network: a strong European Green Deal will be the bedrock of the recovery

The EU must move to a sustainable and circular socio-economic system much faster - this is how Europe will revitalise following the COVID19 crisis, the PES ENVI Network said today following an exchange with, Diederik Samson, Head of Cabinet for Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans.

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