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08/04/2020 Polish presidential election will be dangerous and flawed because of COVID-19

The Party of European Socialists objects to the conditions in which the Polish presidential election is set to take place in May and calls for it to be postponed. The election should be resumed when public health and equal conditions for campaigning can be guaranteed, European socialists and democrats are saying.

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07/04/2020 PES EPSCO: EU must activate unemployment scheme as soon as possible

Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (known as SURE) must be activated as soon as possible, this was the conclusion of the PES Employment and Social Affairs Ministers videoconference meeting today.

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06/04/2020 COVID-19: PES economic network examines recovery plan

Decisive national and EU-level actions to save lives and protect jobs were on the agenda of today’s PES Financial and Economic Network (FEN).

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06/04/2020 The Eurogroup must show determination to buffer the Eurozone from a world-wide economic shock, say Stanishev and García

Ahead of the meeting of the Eurozone finance ministers, the president of the Party of the European Socialists, Sergei Stanishev, and the leader of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament Iratxe García, called on the Eurogroup to live up to its historic responsibility to save the Eurozone.

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04/04/2020 PES congratulates new UK Labour leadership team

The Party of European Socialists today warmly congratulates the new leadership of its member party UK Labour.

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01/04/2020 PES welcomes efforts by progressive EU Commissioners to establish EU unemployment scheme

European socialists and democrats are backing efforts by European commissioners Paolo Gentiloni and Nicolas Schmit to introduce a European Unemployment Reinsurance Scheme. The progressive proposals must be implemented as soon as possible, the Party of European Socialists said today.

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30/03/2020 Orban is trying to kill democracy in Hungary

COVID-19 is not an excuse to kill democratic accountability, the Party of European Socialists said today as Viktor Orban secured sweeping new powers in Hungary.

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26/03/2020 PES cohesion ministers: solidarity is central to coronavirus fight

Europe needs true cohesion, inside our societies and between our countries and our regions, this was the conclusion of PES cohesion ministers today.

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26/03/2020 PES leaders: Europe needs a Recovery Plan to overcome the corona crisis

The progressive political family today expresses its deep solidarity with everyone affected by the coronavirus and reaffirms its commitment to the joint fight to overcome COVID-19.

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26/03/2020 President calls for urgent Recovery Plan in letter to leaders

PES President Sergei Stanishev has written to progressive leaders to set out the PES’s proposal for a Recovery Plan for Europe.

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