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21/07/2020 PES: Recovery fund was delivered right on time

The PES welcomes the EU recovery plan, adopted early this morning by the European Council. The plan, which adds to the EU Budget €750 billion of common debt to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, will allow the Union to start the recovery process immediately.

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16/07/2020 Socialists urge European Council to agree a strong, social and sustainable recovery deal

It is vital that the European Council backs an ambitious recovery strategy, socialist and democratic prime ministers, commissioners and leaders agreed in Brussels today.

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16/07/2020 PES EPSCO urges EU leaders to back recovery that boosts employment for young people

Investment in employment of the next generation must be a key driver for the recovery, socialist ministers said today. Failing to deliver on this ambition will let down young people and hold back the digital and green transitions the PES EPSCO warned, as they urged European leaders to back an ambitious recovery plan this week.

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02/07/2020 PES Social Europe Network welcomes Commissioner Schmit’s action on youth employment

Commissioner Schmit’s Youth Employment Support (YES) package is a positive move to support jobs for the next generation - a key priority for socialists and democrats - the PES Social Europe Network (SEN) said today as it welcomed the initiative.

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02/07/2020 PES tourism ministers’ declaration: a way forward to relaunch European tourism

Tourism ministers from Spain, Italy, Malta and Portugal today signed a joint declaration calling for a coordinated relaunch of European tourism which boosts the industry and guarantees the health and safety of tourists and local populations.

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01/07/2020 Youth Employment Support: Fighting youth unemployment is a priority for a fair and sustainable recovery

The Party of European Socialists (PES) warmly welcomes the Youth Employment Support package produced by Commissioner Nicolas Schmit and launched today by the European Commission.

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30/06/2020 PES: COVID crisis confirms the need for affordable and quality healthcare for all

Guaranteeing universal access to affordable and quality healthcare must be a priority for the EU, Europe’s socialist and democratic political family said as it adopted a healthcare declaration at a meeting of the PES Presidency.

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23/06/2020 #PESTalks: Socialists unified in push for fair and sustainable recovery

Europe’s recovery must be guided by the Pillar of Social Rights and propelled forward by the European Green Deal, the socialist and democratic family said today during a #PESTalks livestream.

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22/06/2020 PES backs Commissioner Nicolas Schmit’s priority on youth employment

Commissioner Schmit’s push to ensure youth employment is a priority for the EU’s recovery strategy is timely and highly necessary, PES President Sergei Stanishev said today. Since the onset of this pandemic, the PES has ramped up its calls for the EU to extend and strengthen the policies socialists and democrats introduced after the last crisis.

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18/06/2020 PES calls on EU Council to support fair and sustainable recovery plan

Tomorrow leaders must put Europe on course for a fair and sustainable recovery, prime ministers, commissioners and leaders from the socialists and democratic family said at a European Council preparatory meeting today.

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