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28/10/2020 PES welcomes historic EU minimum wages proposal

We are one step closer to guaranteeing fair wages for all Europeans, the PES said today as it welcomed the EU Directive for adequate minimum wages put forward by European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit.

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16/10/2020 The Party of European Socialists united for swift recovery, respecting the Rule of Law

Representatives from PES member parties across Europe today urged Member States to deliver on the recovery without compromising on European values.

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15/10/2020 PES: EUCO must secure the recovery without compromising on European values

Socialists and democrats will today push for a swift conclusion to the MFF and the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), but we will not waver on our commitment to the Rule of Law. This was the conclusion as PES prime ministers, European commissioners and leaders met in Brussels this afternoon to coordinate ahead of the European Council.

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01/10/2020 EU must stick to its values in the face of internal and international challenges

The EU must stand up when its values and Member States are challenged, socialist and democratic prime ministers, European Commissioners and leaders said today as they met to coordinate ahead of the Special European Council.

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21/09/2020 FinCEN files reveal shameful behaviour by European and global banks, tough action must follow

The Party of European Socialists calls for tough sanction against anyone guilty in the large-scale money laundering uncovered by the ICIJ in the FinCEN files. The fraud amounts to more than 2 trillion dollars.

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16/09/2020 SOTEU: S&D and PES presidents call for courageous and swift action to transform EU

Leaders of Europe’s socialist and democratic political family have today called on the European Commission to be bold and to act now to make the EU fairer and more sustainable.

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16/09/2020 Socialist and democrat policies are at the heart of the State of the Union – now it is time to act

Responding to today’s State of the Union, the Party of European Socialists welcomed the inclusion of key progressive policies in the Commission’s priorities for the year ahead, but warned it would remain vigilant to ensure they were implemented in full.

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21/07/2020 PES: Recovery fund was delivered right on time

The PES welcomes the EU recovery plan, adopted early this morning by the European Council. The plan, which adds to the EU Budget €750 billion of common debt to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, will allow the Union to start the recovery process immediately.

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16/07/2020 Socialists urge European Council to agree a strong, social and sustainable recovery deal

It is vital that the European Council backs an ambitious recovery strategy, socialist and democratic prime ministers, commissioners and leaders agreed in Brussels today.

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02/07/2020 PES tourism ministers’ declaration: a way forward to relaunch European tourism

Tourism ministers from Spain, Italy, Malta and Portugal today signed a joint declaration calling for a coordinated relaunch of European tourism which boosts the industry and guarantees the health and safety of tourists and local populations.

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