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18/10/2018 PES Social Europe Network demands action to end child poverty now

The creation of a European Labour Authority, a debate on social priorities for the next Multiannual Financial Framework – the EU’s long-term draft budget – and discussions about the European Unemployment Insurance Scheme and decent work in the digital economy, were all on the agenda of today’s PES Social Europe Network meeting in Brussels.

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10/10/2018 PES regrets Austria’s decision to cancel EU employment and social Council

The Party of European Socialists deeply rejects the decision of the Austrian presidency of the EU to cancel the ministerial meeting on employment and social affairs, especially because of the pressing nature of the challenges ahead.

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12/09/2018 Debate on the State of The European Union 2018: No lessons learned

The PES strongly disagrees with EU Commission President Juncker’s constant neglect of the European Union’s social role.

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20/07/2018 PES employment & social ministers: future of work must come with high standards for workers

The future of work was on the agenda for today's meeting of progressive employment and social affairs ministers in Vienna.

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11/07/2018 PES and ETUC prioritise inequality, wages and fighting populism

Leaders of the Party of European Socialists and the European Trade Union Confederation met to discuss the 2019 European election campaign.

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21/06/2018 PES employment & social affairs ministers: social Europe meaning fighting inequality

Social issues are finally back on the European agenda after years of conservative neglect and pressure from the progressive political family -- so we must seize the opportunity to create a genuine social Europe that fights inequality, agreed employment and social affairs ministers from the Party of European Socialists today.

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17/05/2018 PES on IDAHOT: Fighting discrimination based on sexuality is at the core of what we stand for

Socialists and social democrats in the PES are marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia by strongly reaffirming their commitment to fighting discrimination around the world.

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03/05/2018 Social Europe Network calls for a stand against inequality

Rising inequality is one of the biggest problems facing Europe, and addressing it is at the heart of our fight as socialists and social democrats. This was the conclusion of the PES Social Europe network, which met in Brussels today.

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25/04/2018 Company law package: Good opportunity to safeguard workers' rights in the single market

The PES welcomes the European Commission's proposals to strengthen company law and safeguard workers' rights in Europe, announced today by Commission first vice-president Frans Timmermans.

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17/04/2018 Employment and social ministers call for strong Social Fund

Socialist ministers are firmly committed to fighting for a strong European Social Fund which will help to end poverty and social exclusion, as well as promoting employment and skills development, and successfully integrating refugees throughout Europe.

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