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02/05/2018 Budget proposal prioritises youth but lacks ambition

Today the European Commission released its proposal for a European budget for the next seven years.

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28/04/2018 PES Finance Ministers call for new urgency to be given to deepening of the Eurozone

Finance Ministers from the PES family today called for renewed urgency to be given to negotiations for a reform and deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union during their meeting in Sofia.

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26/04/2018 Eurozone on the agenda for Bulgarian leaders

Senior politicians from Bulgaria are meeting in Sofia today at the initiative of PES president Sergei Stanishev to discuss the future of Bulgaria in the eurozone.

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23/04/2018 PES: EU-wide whistleblower protections are a major step forward

New proposals to strengthen whistleblower protections in the EU are most welcome and should be adopted as soon as possible to protect employees who have the courage to speak up in the public interest, says the PES.

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22/03/2018 PES and Progressive Alliance on a mission to Malaysia, call for fair elections

The Party of European Socialists is concerned about the lack of conditions for free and fair voting process in Malaysia in the light of upcoming national elections planned for August. A delegation of the Progressive Alliance, where the PES is represented, has visited Malaysia early this week on an observation mission.

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21/03/2018 PES welcomes Commission’s legislative proposal to tax digital companies

The Party of European Socialists warmly welcomes the European Commission's proposal to tax digital companies according to the profits generated in each country. This is a long-awaited improvement which will allow to fight tax avoidance from digital giants.

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20/03/2018 PES European Affairs Ministers prepare for the March European Council

European affairs ministers from the Party of European Socialists in a meeting today in preparation of the March European Council discussed digital taxation and the rule of law in Poland. They welcomed the Commission’s initiative to include social indicators in the European Semester and for paying closer attention to national tax regimes.

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14/03/2018 PES glad that a fair EU budget is gaining momentum, calls for Commission to speed process up

The Party of European Socialists supports today's decision of the European finance ministers to make intermediaries -- tax advisors, accountants and lawyers -- legally accountable for cases of tax fraud or tax dodging.

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12/03/2018 PES meets ECB president to urge sustainable and fair economic policy

PES president Sergei Stanishev met today with Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, to lay out the PES's priorities for economic convergence, quality jobs and wages, and the need for strong investment across Europe.

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23/02/2018 PES prime ministers discuss Spitzenkandidat and long-term EU budget

Prime ministers and European Commissioners from Europe’s progressive family today restated their determination that the next President of the European Commission must not be appointed behind closed doors, but must instead be the candidate able to command majority support in the European Parliament following the 2019 elections.

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