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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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20/03/2018 PES welcomes Udo Bullmann as newly elected president of the S&D group

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the election of Udo Bullmann as the new president of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (S&D). The PES is ready to continue the strong co-operation with the S&D under his leadership in the run up to the 2019 European elections.

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20/03/2018 PES European Affairs Ministers prepare for the March European Council

European affairs ministers from the Party of European Socialists in a meeting today in preparation of the March European Council discussed digital taxation and the rule of law in Poland. They welcomed the Commission’s initiative to include social indicators in the European Semester and for paying closer attention to national tax regimes.

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15/03/2018 Employment and social ministers: Social Triple A requires strong implementation

Socialist ministers resolved to keep up the pressure for a more social Europe to ensure that promises are delivered and implemented.

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13/03/2018 PES: Social fairness package fails to live up to promises

The long-awaited social fairness package published by the European Commission today falls short of what was promised in several key respects, the Party of European Socialists warns.

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