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25/02/2020 Accession negotiations for North Macedonia and Albania must start without delay

The revised enlargement process must finally open the door for the accession negotiation with countries that meet the criteria, ministers from the progressive political family said this morning at a meeting in Brussels.

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24/02/2020 PES: Banning a far-right rally in Sofia is the appropriate action by the Bulgarian authorities

For the first time in 17 years, the torch procession commemorating a nazi Bulgarian general from the WWII period was cancelled.  

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20/02/2020 PES: MFF must ensure proper funding for greener, more social Europe, with strengthened Rule of Law

The European Council must reach an agreement that allows the EU to deliver on progressive priorities like the Green Deal, the European Pillar of Social Rights and to endorse the Rule of Law, the PES said at a European Council preparation meeting in Brussels today.

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20/02/2020 EU must support education mobility

Europe must invest in education and training in a way which supports European cohesion and convergence, this was the conclusion of a meeting of Socialists and Democrat Education Ministers in Brussels today.

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19/02/2020 Europe must act together to strengthen pathways for labour migration

Our family is committed to creating more safe and regular channels for migration to help people in need of protection, to address labour market needs and skills shortages, and to maximise the benefits for the countries of origin, the PES-FEPS Migration & Integration Network meeting in Brussels said today.

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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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