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01/04/2020 PES welcomes efforts by progressive EU Commissioners to establish EU unemployment scheme

European socialists and democrats are backing efforts by European commissioners Paolo Gentiloni and Nicolas Schmit to introduce a European Unemployment Reinsurance Scheme. The progressive proposals must be implemented as soon as possible, the Party of European Socialists said today.

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30/03/2020 Orban is trying to kill democracy in Hungary

COVID-19 is not an excuse to kill democratic accountability, the Party of European Socialists said today as Viktor Orban secured sweeping new powers in Hungary.

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26/03/2020 PES cohesion ministers: solidarity is central to coronavirus fight

Europe needs true cohesion, inside our societies and between our countries and our regions, this was the conclusion of PES cohesion ministers today.

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26/03/2020 PES leaders: Europe needs a Recovery Plan to overcome the corona crisis

The progressive political family today expresses its deep solidarity with everyone affected by the coronavirus and reaffirms its commitment to the joint fight to overcome COVID-19.

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26/03/2020 President calls for urgent Recovery Plan in letter to leaders

PES President Sergei Stanishev has written to progressive leaders to set out the PES’s proposal for a Recovery Plan for Europe.

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25/03/2020 COVID-19: PES Financial and Economic Network calls for bold action to avert economic crash

Unprecedented times require unprecedented measures, this was the conclusion of the PES Financial and Economic Network videoconference today.

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24/03/2020 PES welcomes green light for accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the decision by European affairs ministers to formally accept the opening of accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia after a long series of discussions.

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23/03/2020 PES welcomes move to increase fiscal room for member states

The PES warmly welcomes the decision to activate the general escape clause of the Stability and Growth Pact, proposed by the European Commission last week and approved today by the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN).

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20/03/2020 PES backs ETUC call for emergency economic measures in response to COVID-19

European institutions and governments must act rapidly to prevent an economic shock, this was the central message of a letter published today by the ETUC. The PES joins world-renowned economists and academics, trade unionists, former prime ministers, and a former European commissioner in backing the call for action.

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20/03/2020 PES Women: Women are on the front line of the corona-crisis, yet gender-issues are being ignored

As the COVID-19 virus is spreading throughout the world and governments are scaling up containment efforts, PES Women stands in solidarity with the women who are carrying the bulk of this crisis.

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