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30/11/2016 PES Council "Saving Europe" - 1-3 December, Prague

Activists from all over Europe are gathering in Prague for the biggest event of the political calendar for social democrats: the Party of European Socialists Council 2016.

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15/11/2016 Progressive European Ministers discuss European progressive strategy

The European Ministers from the Party of European Socialists discussed how to push forward a progressive European agenda with concrete measures. The Ministers met in Paris on 14 November, upon invitation of Minister for European Affairs Harlem Désir, and discussed on accelerating economic growth, promoting social cohesion and creating a durable European approach to address the migration challenge.

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26/10/2016 PES welcomes new proposal on CCCTB, encourages Commission to step up fight on tax evasion

The European Commission has revealed its new proposal new common rules on corporate taxation. The proposed legislation would subject all EU tax-resident companies with annual turnover of more than €750m to a single set of rules for calculating their taxable profits.

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18/10/2016 Progressive European Ministers discuss European standards for trade, European responsibility on migration

The European Ministers from the Party of European Socialists discussed measures for addressing the migration challenge and remaining a strong international trade actor. The Ministers met today in Luxembourg to prepare for the October European Council.

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14/10/2016 PES Council Announced at Presidency Meeting

The Party of European Socialists announced the date of its Council, to be held in Prague on 2 and 3 December this year. "We want the upcoming PES Council to become another platform for discussion among our members, activists and leaders on the future of Europe", said PES President Sergei Stanishev today, during the PES Presidency meeting in Brussels. He underlined that the European Socialist and Democrats already have started a broad discussion on the role of our political family in relaunching Europe after the Brexit.

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12/10/2016 PES Finance Ministers: urgent to achieve more economic and social convergence

The Finance Ministers of the PES family called for more social and economic convergence in Europe, today in a meeting in Luxembourg. The Ministers exchanged views on measures that can promote integration and economic sustainability in the framework of the deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union.

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30/09/2016 PES regrets delaying tactics of Schäuble about the Financial Transaction Tax

The Party of European Socialists regrets the policy flip-flop of German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble about the Financial Transaction Tax. PES President Sergei Stanishev supported the current path of a European Financial Transaction Tax through enhanced cooperation, as opposed to Schäuble’s ‘new’ idea of a Global Transaction Tax: “It is a shame that one of the leading countries of this project is now reversing course. It is totally inconsistent to strive for global unity around this matter, while complaining about an alleged lack of European unity. Let’s not put the cart before the horse”.

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30/08/2016 PES supports EC ruling on Apple and calls for more

The Party of European Socialists fully supports the European Commission's decision to force Ireland to reclaim €13 BN due taxes to Apple.

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25/08/2016 High Level Progressive Summit in Paris: PES family united in reviving Europe

The leaders of the Party of European Socialists have continued with discussions on the future of the European Union after the ‘leave’ vote in the UK following earlier talks at a PES meeting on 29 June. The meeting took place today and was hosted by the President of France, François Hollande, at the Château de la Celle Saint Cloud, in the outskirts of Paris. At the beginning of the meeting, France’s President delivered a speech on behalf of the PES family in which he called for solidarity with the Italian people after the earthquake in Central Italy.

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15/07/2016 PES European Ministers convinced that Europe needs new momentum after Brexit

European Ministers from the PES family met in Rome to discuss on priorities to be fixed at the European agenda in the aftermath of the British referendum. The meeting began with ministers signing a book of remembrance for the victims of the attack in Nice last night. Progressive ministers of European Affairs expressed their condolences to the families of the victims and their solidarity with the citizens of Nice and the people of France.

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