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12/10/2017 PES Fair Growth conference calls for progressive response to Europe's challenges

The economic and societal challenges faced by Europe must be turned in the right direction – a progressive direction – in order to reduce inequality as well as promoting growth. This is the main conclusion of a major PES conference entitled ‘Reinventing the European economy’, at which UN special advisor Jeffrey Sachs was the keynote speaker.

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10/10/2017 Reinventing the European economy

High-level party representatives, ministers, MEPs and members of national parliaments from the PES political family, trade unions and the civil society will discuss how to make globalisation work for everyone in a conference in Brussels on 12 October. Influential academics such as economist Jeffrey Sachs will participate.

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28/09/2017 PES to underline its contribution to EU social pillar and gig workers’ rights at summit in Tallinn

PES has been the driving force in shaping the European social pillar and supporting workers in the digital economy -- a fact that will be made clear once again at today’s informal EU leaders’ summit in Tallinn.

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27/09/2017 PES Social Europe Network calls for a European pillar of social rights now

Europe Needs a social turn, and the European pillar of social rights indicates the right direction. Its proclamation is essential for a Europe closer to its citizens.

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25/09/2017 Progressive Ministers for European Affairs defend European values and foster an ambitious agenda for Europe

European affairs ministers from the Party of European Socialists reaffirmed their commitment to defending the rule of law and respecting human rights in the EU, and welcomed the fact that this discussion will continue during the Estonian Presidency.

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15/09/2017 PES president & Commissioner discuss cohesion funding, future of Europe

PES president Sergei Stanishev met with Commissioner Corina Crețu in Strasbourg to discuss the future of cohesion funding and progress towards a more equal Europe, as well as the State of the Union address delivered earlier in the week.

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14/09/2017 PES: Youth Guarantee funding extension vital to fight unemployment

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the European Parliament's vote yesterday to provide an extension of funding for the hugely successful Youth Guarantee.

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13/09/2017 PES president: Europe is running out of chances to deliver for its citizens

Sergei Stanishev, president of the Party of European Socialists, welcomed President Juncker's commitment to European solidarity and democracy in today’s State of the Union address -- but highlighted the lack of significant progress in protecting social rights.

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12/09/2017 PES president: Juncker’s State of the Union must prioritise social Europe

Sergei Stanishev, the president of the Party of European Socialists, wrote today to Jean-Claude Juncker to ask him finally to deliver on his promised ‘social triple A’ for Europe.

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21/07/2017 PES Health ministers: we need stronger EU measures to tackle harmful use of alcohol

Progressive health ministers have called for more cooperation between Member States and at the EU level to deliver efficient policy responses to tackle harmful use of alcohol in Europe.

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