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27/04/2017 PES welcomes European pillar of social rights, but highlights work still to do

The Party of the European Socialists welcomes the European Commission’s first steps towards a more social Europe -- but we believe that they should go further.

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25/04/2017 PES responds to Commission on social Europe and EMU

The EU must reinvent itself to offer a better, social and sustainable Europe for all, the Party of European Socialists argues in an open letter to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.

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03/04/2017 PES employment ministers: Commission must deliver a more social Europe

Meeting in Malta immediately before the Informal EPSCO Council, PES employment and social ministers reiterated their demand for the Commission to propose a strong and ambitious European Pillar of Social Rights in April.

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31/03/2017 Malta's strong social measures paved the way for economic success

PES hails the fiscal success achieved by the Maltese Labour government of Joseph Muscat, which has turned the country's economy around in just four years –- and done so while also implementing unprecedented social measures.

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29/03/2017 PES Financial and Economic Network expects further reforms of the Economic and Monetary Union

Financial and economic experts from PES member parties, the S&D Group in the European Parliament, trade unions and progressive NGOs discussed key issues of economic and financial policy in Europe.

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09/03/2017 Progressive Leaders united on future of Europe

Heads of state and government from the Party of European Socialists met today in Brussels to discuss the future of Europe and preparations for the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome later this month.

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07/02/2017 PES position on events in Romania

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the decision of the government of Romania to withdraw the proposed decree 13/2017, which would have decriminalised a number of offences.

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03/02/2017 PES leaders: only true social fairness can save the European dream from destructive populism

Leaders from the Party of European Socialists today undertook to combat populism with social reforms – and promised to use the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome as a catalyst to change the direction of the European Union.

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02/02/2017 Social Europe network: credibility of EU is at stake

The Party of European Socialists will fight for decent wages, strong social standards and a high quality of life for all Europeans – because the future of the whole EU is at stake.

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23/01/2017 PES calls EU Commission to propose an ambitious Social Pillar

The Party of European Socialists has been calling for an ambitious European Pillar of Social Rights. It should set strong social standards for all countries of Europe and ensure effective protection for European workers and citizens. Today, the European Commission presented the results of the public consultation at an international conference in Brussels today.

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