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23/10/2017 PES welcomes agreement on European social pillar

The Party of European Socialists warmly welcomes today’s agreement among EU governments, MEPs and the European Commission to proclaim a European Pillar of Social Rights before the end of 2017 – something that has been at the top of our agenda for years.

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22/10/2017 PES ministers say time has come to put social Europe first

PES ministers will not give up their fight for a Europe that puts people first, for a Europe that puts fundamental social rights and social progress above economic freedoms and competition laws.

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16/10/2017 PES welcomes key progress on posted workers reform

The Party of European Socialists today welcomes an important step towards creating a level playing field for EU workers and ending the race to the bottom in the European labour market, as a European Parliament committee voted to reform the Posting of Workers directive.

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13/10/2017 Transport ministers: EU mobility package is a real opportunity

PES transport ministers today adopted a common declaration entitled "Make the EU Mobility Package a real opportunity to create a fairer European road transport sector".

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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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