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02/11/2016 Nicolas Schmit and Pervenche Berès write to European Commission: more funding for Youth Guarantee

Nicolas Schmit and Pervenche Berès – respectively chair of the PES EPSCO Ministerial Network and chair of the PES Social Europe Network – pleaded for more funding for the European Youth Guarantee in a joint letter to Commissioner Marianne Thyssen and Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva.

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28/10/2016 Stanishev, Pittella, Slimani ask President Juncker to ensure sufficient funding for Youth Guarantee

PES President Sergei Stanishev, President of the S&D Group in the European Parliament Gianni Pittella and Laura Slimani, President of the Young European Socialists (YES), have asked for appropriate funding for the European Youth Guarantee for the period 2017-2020, in a letter sent to the European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker.

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25/10/2016 PES President Stanishev and Commissioner Andriukaitis debate health agenda for young people

PES President Sergei Stanishev and EU Commissioner for Health and food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis have discussed on a European progressive health agenda for young people, in a meeting in Strasbourg on 25th October.

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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 Ministers - the Youth Guarantee is a success story: it must be extended

PES Ministers for Employment and Social Affairs met on 12 October in Luxembourg to discuss the future of the European Youth Guarantee.

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20/09/2016 Progressive Europe Ministers call to step up efforts for a more social Europe

The European Ministers from the Party of European Socialists have met in Brussels on 20th September to prepare for the General Affairs Council meeting and to follow up on the outcome of last week’s Bratislava Summit of the EU head of states.

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20/09/2016 Stanishev, Ninova, Iotova push forward the European Youth Plan in Bulgaria

‘The Party of European Socialists’ European Youth Plan was elaborated in cooperation with the S&D Group in the European Parliament and all PES member parties. We are committed to making it a reality’, said S&D MEP and PES President Sergei Stanishev. He spoke at the #Act4Youth campaign launch event today in Sofia, Bulgaria, together with BSP Chair Kornelia Ninovaand the party’s runner for Vice-President for the upcoming presidential elections in the country, Socialist MEP Iliana Iotova.

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14/09/2016 Stanishev calls for end of ‘austerity only’ policy at State of the Union debate

The President of the Party of European Socialists, Sergei Stanishev, called for an end of the 'austerity only' policy at the debate of the State of the European Union at the European Parliament:

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12/09/2016 Join us: Next PES Council in Prague 1-3 December 2016

At the invitation of the Czech Social Democratic Party – CSSD – and its leadership, the PES Council, bringing together 500 leaders, representatives, activists of our member parties, parliamentary group and member organisations from all over Europe will be held from 1-3 December 2016 in Prague. Please write these dates in your calendar!

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12/07/2016 Stanishev in open letter to Juncker and Thyssen: Youth should remain on the EU’s priority list

The PES deeply regrets the fact that the European Commission’s draft budget for 2017 does not include additional commitments for the Youth Employment Initiative. We count on the European Parliament and European Council to push for extra money for this important priority.

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