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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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13/10/2020 PES EPSCO ministers push for a fair recovery for all workers

Europe’s recovery will only be successful if it works for all workers, PES ministers said today as they met by videoconference with European commissioners Nicolas Schmit and Helena Dalli, MEPs and trade unionists.

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12/10/2020 PES Europe ministers urge vigilance on the Rule of Law and fast implementation of the Recovery Plan

The EU is a community of values and every Member State must respect that, Europe ministers from the PES stated today as they met to coordinate ahead of tomorrow’s General Affairs Council (GAC).

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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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24/09/2020 SURE: PES hails confirmation that progressive policy is one step closer to implementation

The PES today celebrated the news that all national guarantees necessary for the roll-out of the European temporary Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE) have been received by the European Commission. The confirmation from Economy Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni means workers and Member States are one step closer to receiving vital support.

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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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07/09/2020 New figures show urgent action needed to avoid another “lost generation”

Rapid action is needed to tackle growing youth unemployment, the PES said today as it warned new statistics show Europe risks creating a “lost generation”.

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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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