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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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04/05/2020 PES EPSCO: employment and social impact must be central to the EU Recovery Plan

The EU’s recovery strategy must fully reflect the employment and social challenges we face, this was the conclusion as PES EPSCO ministers met by videoconference this afternoon.

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02/05/2020 PES on Labour Day: Reducing social impact, protecting jobs, and achieving sustainability should be at the core of recovery from COVID crisis

With Europe in lockdown the PES took Labour Day online with a livestream featuring a progressive prime minister, commissioners and leaders.

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23/04/2020 EU Council must back massive recovery fund today, solidarity is crucial

The European Council must take its lead from the spirt of collective action and solidarity that is thriving in communities across Europe, PES President Sergei Stanishev concluded during a videoconference with PES prime ministers and leaders today. The COVID-19 recovery fund must be massive and should support trademark socialist policies to save lives and protect jobs.

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15/04/2020 SEN debate plans to save jobs, strengthen health services and revitalise EU economies

Socialists and democrats are working to bring Europe’s health services, employment and economies back to full strength, this was the focus of today’s PES Social Europe Network (SEN) videoconference.

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10/04/2020 Eurogroup deal shows EU is on the path of solidarity

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the agreement reached by EU finance ministers last night, which will unlock €540 billion of support to help the European economy overcome the coronavirus crisis.

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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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20/02/2020 PES: MFF must ensure proper funding for greener, more social Europe, with strengthened Rule of Law

The European Council must reach an agreement that allows the EU to deliver on progressive priorities like the Green Deal, the European Pillar of Social Rights and to endorse the Rule of Law, the PES said at a European Council preparation meeting in Brussels today.

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20/02/2020 EU must support education mobility

Europe must invest in education and training in a way which supports European cohesion and convergence, this was the conclusion of a meeting of Socialists and Democrat Education Ministers in Brussels today.

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17/02/2020 MFF must provide proper funding to realise Green Deal potential and social well-being

Agreement on the MFF must keep guard over our shared values and include proper funding for Europe’s growth strategy, the European Green Deal, and social progress, ministers from the progressive political family said this afternoon at a meeting in Brussels.  

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