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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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12/02/2020 PES supports proposal for cross-party political group fact finding mission to Georgia

The Party of European Socialists supports the proposal to send a fact-finding mission of MEPs from the main political families in the European Parliament to Georgia to further investigate the Ugulava case.

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07/02/2020 Progressives put pivotal change on the EU’s 2020 agenda, PES conferences and Congress will drive this change forward

Europe’s socialist and democratic political family discussed strategy, the next multiannual financial framework (MFF), its upcoming Congress and a series of conferences on its main priorities this year, at a PES Presidency meeting in Brussels today.

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06/02/2020 PES: There is a new majority in Romania, the rules of democracy should be respected

The Party of European Socialists objects to the recurring attempts by the conservatives in Romania to make last-minute changes to the country’s electoral procedures in favour only of their own agenda.

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06/02/2020 World must end FGM and all forms of gender-based violence

The PES Women Executive gathered today - International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (6 Feb) - to reiterate that FGM is a violation of human rights, which - like women’s issues in general - has been systematically overlooked by policymakers.

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05/02/2020 A dangerous precedent: Cooperation of liberals and conservatives with the far-right in Thuringia

The Party of European Socialists is outraged that a dangerous collaboration with the far-right is taking place in Thuringia. In this German state, a Liberal Democrat has been voted in as regional Prime Minister with the support of the far-right AfD and the cooperation of the conservative CDU.

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05/02/2020 Fiscal rules review must shift Europe towards new growth model

The PES strongly welcomes the Economic Governance Framework Review announced today by Economy Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni. This will be a re-examination of the EU’s basic economic and fiscal rules, which impact member states’ budgets.

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31/01/2020 Brexit will never break EU-UK progressive bonds

The PES marks with sadness the UK’s exit from the European Union after 47 years of membership.

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30/01/2020 PES Social Europe Network convenes to support transformative Commission Work Programme

A group of 50 MEPs, representatives from PES member parties and organisations, trade unionists and civil society convened today to discuss action on three vital areas for EU citizens: social rights, housing, and wellbeing.

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30/01/2020 PES welcomes new Commission Work Programme that reflects core progressive priorities

The work programme for the first year of the new European Commission marks a major change for the EU which brings it much closer to the core priorities of the PES political family.

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