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29/03/2017 PES Financial and Economic Network expects further reforms of the Economic and Monetary Union

Financial and economic experts from PES member parties, the S&D Group in the European Parliament, trade unions and progressive NGOs discussed key issues of economic and financial policy in Europe.

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09/03/2017 Progressive Leaders united on future of Europe

Heads of state and government from the Party of European Socialists met today in Brussels to discuss the future of Europe and preparations for the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome later this month.

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07/02/2017 PES position on events in Romania

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the decision of the government of Romania to withdraw the proposed decree 13/2017, which would have decriminalised a number of offences.

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03/02/2017 PES leaders: only true social fairness can save the European dream from destructive populism

Leaders from the Party of European Socialists today undertook to combat populism with social reforms – and promised to use the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome as a catalyst to change the direction of the European Union.

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02/02/2017 Social Europe network: credibility of EU is at stake

The Party of European Socialists will fight for decent wages, strong social standards and a high quality of life for all Europeans – because the future of the whole EU is at stake.

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23/01/2017 PES calls EU Commission to propose an ambitious Social Pillar

The Party of European Socialists has been calling for an ambitious European Pillar of Social Rights. It should set strong social standards for all countries of Europe and ensure effective protection for European workers and citizens. Today, the European Commission presented the results of the public consultation at an international conference in Brussels today.

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16/01/2017 Happy 30th Birthday, Erasmus!

The Erasmus programme turns 30 years old in 2017. It is one of the longest standing EU programmes and definitely one that our citizens value highly. Erasmus is a concrete policy that brings a tangible, positive impact to citizens' lives. About 4 million students have benefited from it, as well as hundreds of thousands of staff from high schools and universities.

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19/12/2016 PES welcomes proposals to make energy affordable for all

Europe's poorest households will benefit from Commission proposals to fight energy poverty, said PES President Sergei Stanishev.

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15/12/2016 Socialist Leaders support Pittella for Parliament President, push for more social Europe

Prime ministers and party leaders from socialist parties around Europe met this morning in Brussels to discuss the future of social Europe, Turkey, and the presidency of the European Parliament.

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05/12/2016 PES finance ministers want a fresh start for EU economic policy

The EU must more strongly support reforms that support sustainable growth and social equality, finance ministers from the Party of European Socialists agreed yesterday.

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