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04/05/2020 PES Finance and Transport Ministers call for green, social and sustainable transport sector

Progressive Finance and Transport Ministers today discussed with the European Commission Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans the strategic importance of supporting and transforming the transport sector as a key pillar of the European COVID-19 recovery strategy.

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02/05/2020 PES on Labour Day: Reducing social impact, protecting jobs, and achieving sustainability should be at the core of recovery from COVID crisis

With Europe in lockdown the PES took Labour Day online with a livestream featuring a progressive prime minister, commissioners and leaders.

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23/04/2020 EU Council must back massive recovery fund today, solidarity is crucial

The European Council must take its lead from the spirt of collective action and solidarity that is thriving in communities across Europe, PES President Sergei Stanishev concluded during a videoconference with PES prime ministers and leaders today. The COVID-19 recovery fund must be massive and should support trademark socialist policies to save lives and protect jobs.

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05/03/2020 PES Environment Ministerial: real climate action is the answer

After the presentation of the European Green Deal in December 2020, now is the time for ambitious proposals which create real change, PES Environment Ministers said today at a meeting in Brussels.

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20/02/2020 PES: MFF must ensure proper funding for greener, more social Europe, with strengthened Rule of Law

The European Council must reach an agreement that allows the EU to deliver on progressive priorities like the Green Deal, the European Pillar of Social Rights and to endorse the Rule of Law, the PES said at a European Council preparation meeting in Brussels today.

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07/02/2020 Progressives put pivotal change on the EU’s 2020 agenda, PES conferences and Congress will drive this change forward

Europe’s socialist and democratic political family discussed strategy, the next multiannual financial framework (MFF), its upcoming Congress and a series of conferences on its main priorities this year, at a PES Presidency meeting in Brussels today.

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30/01/2020 PES Social Europe Network convenes to support transformative Commission Work Programme

A group of 50 MEPs, representatives from PES member parties and organisations, trade unionists and civil society convened today to discuss action on three vital areas for EU citizens: social rights, housing, and wellbeing.

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30/01/2020 PES welcomes new Commission Work Programme that reflects core progressive priorities

The work programme for the first year of the new European Commission marks a major change for the EU which brings it much closer to the core priorities of the PES political family.

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19/12/2019 PES Environment Ministerial: 2020 must be the year of climate action

2019 was the year of wildfires, drought and flooding, 2020 must be the year of climate action, the Party of European Socialists (PES) environment ministerial meeting agreed today.

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12/12/2019 EU needs the funding to match ambitious progressive targets

Progressives will not stop in the fight for a more sustainable and just Europe, prime ministers, commissioners and leaders from the Party of European Socialists (PES) said today at a meeting in Brussels.

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