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23/10/2018 By working together, we can transform Europe for the better, PES President tells ETUC

Socialists and trade unions were the two pillars that created the labour movement, and they are the two forces that will transform Europe again, PES President Sergei Stanishev said today at the European Trade Union Confederation Executive Committee in Brussels.

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21/10/2018 In Memoriam – Wim Kok

It’s with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Wim Kok (1938 – 2018), former Prime-Minister of the Netherlands and one of the founding fathers of the Party of European Socialists.

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20/10/2018 PES: Parliament in Skopje voted for the better future of the citizens

The PES welcomes the vote of the parliament in Skopje to start the procedure of changing the name of the country as a first big step towards the European future of FYR of Macedonia.

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18/10/2018 PES Social Europe Network demands action to end child poverty now

The creation of a European Labour Authority, a debate on social priorities for the next Multiannual Financial Framework – the EU’s long-term draft budget – and discussions about the European Unemployment Insurance Scheme and decent work in the digital economy, were all on the agenda of today’s PES Social Europe Network meeting in Brussels.

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17/10/2018 PES lining up for 2019 elections with strong nominees for common candidate

With two submitted nominations for common candidate so far and a strong desire to lead progressive change in Europe, the Party of European Socialists kicked off its 2019 EU election campaign during the meeting of the prime ministers and leaders in Brussels today.

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16/10/2018 Focus on local solutions to address migration challenges says PES network

Addressing the challenge of migration must start at a local level, the PES Migration & Integration Network agreed during its meeting in Brussels today.

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16/10/2018 PES Europe ministers call for greater European solidarity

The ministers of European affairs from the Party of European Socialists called for greater European solidarity to build up a true European asylum and migration policy.

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10/10/2018 PES regrets Austria’s decision to cancel EU employment and social Council

The Party of European Socialists deeply rejects the decision of the Austrian presidency of the EU to cancel the ministerial meeting on employment and social affairs, especially because of the pressing nature of the challenges ahead.

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08/10/2018 PES welcomes UN call for urgent climate action

The PES fully supports the conclusions of the scientists at the United Nations on the measures needed to slow down global warming.

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08/10/2018 PES: Romanian people proved they stand for equality

The Party of European Socialists is pleased that marriage equality will continue to be enshrined in the Romanian Constitution, after the referendum to amend it failed. The voter’s turnout of 21% was too low for the referendum to be valid.

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