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17/11/2017 PES urges fast implementation of new European pillar of social rights

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the declaration of the European pillar of social rights today by all the governments of the European Union, led by Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven – and urges EU governments now to move quickly to implement what they have agreed.

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15/11/2017 PES Ministers declaration on the European Pillar of Social Rights

Social affairs and employment ministers from progressive parties around Europe have adopted a strong declaration on the European pillar of social rights, due to be proclaimed by all EU governments later this week.

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14/11/2017 PES ministers: Cohesion policy is an expression of solidarity

Social and economic cohesion in Europe is a vital element of EU solidarity, and must not be held hostage to an austerity agenda.

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24/10/2017 PES welcomes progress towards a level playing field for EU workers

The Party of European Socialists welcomes yesterday's agreement reached in the EU Council of Ministers on the Posting of Workers Directive.

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23/10/2017 PES welcomes agreement on European social pillar

The Party of European Socialists warmly welcomes today’s agreement among EU governments, MEPs and the European Commission to proclaim a European Pillar of Social Rights before the end of 2017 – something that has been at the top of our agenda for years.

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22/10/2017 PES ministers say time has come to put social Europe first

PES ministers will not give up their fight for a Europe that puts people first, for a Europe that puts fundamental social rights and social progress above economic freedoms and competition laws.

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16/10/2017 PES welcomes key progress on posted workers reform

The Party of European Socialists today welcomes an important step towards creating a level playing field for EU workers and ending the race to the bottom in the European labour market, as a European Parliament committee voted to reform the Posting of Workers directive.

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13/10/2017 Transport ministers: EU mobility package is a real opportunity

PES transport ministers today adopted a common declaration entitled "Make the EU Mobility Package a real opportunity to create a fairer European road transport sector".

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12/10/2017 PES Fair Growth conference calls for progressive response to Europe's challenges

The economic and societal challenges faced by Europe must be turned in the right direction – a progressive direction – in order to reduce inequality as well as promoting growth. This is the main conclusion of a major PES conference entitled ‘Reinventing the European economy’, at which UN special advisor Jeffrey Sachs was the keynote speaker.

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10/10/2017 Reinventing the European economy

High-level party representatives, ministers, MEPs and members of national parliaments from the PES political family, trade unions and the civil society will discuss how to make globalisation work for everyone in a conference in Brussels on 12 October. Influential academics such as economist Jeffrey Sachs will participate.

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