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15/11/2016 Progressive European Ministers discuss European progressive strategy

The European Ministers from the Party of European Socialists discussed how to push forward a progressive European agenda with concrete measures. The Ministers met in Paris on 14 November, upon invitation of Minister for European Affairs Harlem Désir, and discussed on accelerating economic growth, promoting social cohesion and creating a durable European approach to address the migration challenge.

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02/11/2016 Nicolas Schmit and Pervenche Berès write to European Commission: more funding for Youth Guarantee

Nicolas Schmit and Pervenche Berès – respectively chair of the PES EPSCO Ministerial Network and chair of the PES Social Europe Network – pleaded for more funding for the European Youth Guarantee in a joint letter to Commissioner Marianne Thyssen and Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva.

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28/10/2016 Stanishev, Pittella, Slimani ask President Juncker to ensure sufficient funding for Youth Guarantee

PES President Sergei Stanishev, President of the S&D Group in the European Parliament Gianni Pittella and Laura Slimani, President of the Young European Socialists (YES), have asked for appropriate funding for the European Youth Guarantee for the period 2017-2020, in a letter sent to the European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker.

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25/10/2016 PES President Stanishev and Commissioner Andriukaitis debate health agenda for young people

PES President Sergei Stanishev and EU Commissioner for Health and food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis have discussed on a European progressive health agenda for young people, in a meeting in Strasbourg on 25th October.

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14/10/2016 PES Council Announced at Presidency Meeting

The Party of European Socialists announced the date of its Council, to be held in Prague on 2 and 3 December this year. "We want the upcoming PES Council to become another platform for discussion among our members, activists and leaders on the future of Europe", said PES President Sergei Stanishev today, during the PES Presidency meeting in Brussels. He underlined that the European Socialist and Democrats already have started a broad discussion on the role of our political family in relaunching Europe after the Brexit.

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12/10/2016 PES Ministers - the Youth Guarantee is a success story: it must be extended

PES Ministers for Employment and Social Affairs met on 12 October in Luxembourg to discuss the future of the European Youth Guarantee.

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30/09/2016 Pillar of social rights to become the first step towards a real social

The PES Social Europe Network chaired by French MEP Pervenche Berès discussed the Commission’s proposal for a European pillar of social rights with the aim to ensure this new initiative will actually balance economic freedoms with social rights in the European Union. The meeting took place in Brussels yesterday afternoon.

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20/09/2016 Progressive Europe Ministers call to step up efforts for a more social Europe

The European Ministers from the Party of European Socialists have met in Brussels on 20th September to prepare for the General Affairs Council meeting and to follow up on the outcome of last week’s Bratislava Summit of the EU head of states.

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16/09/2016 PES leaders agreed to focus on EU social agenda after Brexit

The leaders of the Party of European Socialists discussed new ways forward for Europe after the Brexit vote and how to bring the EU back on the path of social justice. The meeting of the PES leaders took place in Bratislava ahead of the informal meeting of the 27 heads of state and government of the EU. The PES meeting was hosted by the Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico.

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14/09/2016 Stanishev calls for end of ‘austerity only’ policy at State of the Union debate

The President of the Party of European Socialists, Sergei Stanishev, called for an end of the 'austerity only' policy at the debate of the State of the European Union at the European Parliament:

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