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14/09/2018 PES calls for tight grip on the financial sector 10 years after Lehman

The Party of European Socialists calls for a tighter grip on the financial sector 10 years after the crash of Lehman Brothers. PES president Sergei Stanishev said: “We are still dealing with the social consequences of the financial meltdown from 10 years ago. Our economies are weaker and our democracies are weaker as a result".

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12/09/2018 Debate on the State of The European Union 2018: No lessons learned

The PES strongly disagrees with EU Commission President Juncker’s constant neglect of the European Union’s social role.

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21/06/2018 PES employment & social affairs ministers: social Europe meaning fighting inequality

Social issues are finally back on the European agenda after years of conservative neglect and pressure from the progressive political family -- so we must seize the opportunity to create a genuine social Europe that fights inequality, agreed employment and social affairs ministers from the Party of European Socialists today.

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20/06/2018 PES president congratulates SPD for securing German support for eurozone reform

The PES welcomes the fact that our views are reflected in the French and German governments' declaration on eurozone reform at Meseberg.

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31/05/2018 PES calls for an ambitious eurozone budget to prevent future crises

The European Commission today released its proposal for a line in the EU's long-term budget dedicated to the monetary union.

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30/05/2018 Next EU budget must promote solidarity and match ambitions, says PES

The PES is strongly opposed to deep cuts in vital Europe-wide solidarity programmes, especially cohesion funding, envisaged in the Commission's first draft of the EU's budget for 2021-2027 which will be voted on today in the European Parliament.

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25/05/2018 PES: Company profits should be better shared with employees

Europe urgently needs political action to reverse widening inequality between wealthy shareholders and the workers and producers who generate value but see only a tiny proportion of corporate profits.

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24/05/2018 Financial and economic network calls for action to reform eurozone

Financial and economic experts from PES member parties, the S&D Group of the European Parliament, trade unions and civil society met today to discuss the deepening on the Economic and Monetary Union.

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14/05/2018 PES European affairs ministers call for balanced European budget

European affairs ministers from the Party of European Socialists today discussed the Commission's proposal for a European budget for the years 2021-2027.

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07/05/2018 Solidarity in Europe needs financial commitment after 2020

PES ministers in charge of cohesion policy have called for an appropriate level of investment following the Commission’s draft seven-year budget, which includes proposed cuts to cohesion funding after 2020.

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