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14/11/2017 PES ministers: Cohesion policy is an expression of solidarity

Social and economic cohesion in Europe is a vital element of EU solidarity, and must not be held hostage to an austerity agenda.

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07/11/2017 PES Finance Ministers call for a progressive, growth-friendly and democratic Economic and Monetary Union

Finance ministers from the Party of European Socialists met today to discuss measures for ensuring that the deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union promotes sustainable economic growth, employment and financial stability.

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06/11/2017 ‘Paradise papers’: PES highlights fundamental damage to society

Tax avoidance by the super-rich is not only an issue of basic fairness, but it is also damaging to the foundations of of society, argues the Party of European Socialists.

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12/10/2017 PES Fair Growth conference calls for progressive response to Europe's challenges

The economic and societal challenges faced by Europe must be turned in the right direction – a progressive direction – in order to reduce inequality as well as promoting growth. This is the main conclusion of a major PES conference entitled ‘Reinventing the European economy’, at which UN special advisor Jeffrey Sachs was the keynote speaker.

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10/10/2017 Reinventing the European economy

High-level party representatives, ministers, MEPs and members of national parliaments from the PES political family, trade unions and the civil society will discuss how to make globalisation work for everyone in a conference in Brussels on 12 October. Influential academics such as economist Jeffrey Sachs will participate.

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10/10/2017 PES Finance Ministers call for an ambitious reform of the EMU and a fair corporate tax for the digital economy

PES Finance Ministers had an exchange of views today on the future of the EMU in the light of President Juncker’s State of the Union address and that of other European leaders. They agreed to continue their discussion in coordination with the PES members of the European Parliament in view of the presentation of the Commission’s proposals on December 6.

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13/09/2017 PES president: Europe is running out of chances to deliver for its citizens

Sergei Stanishev, president of the Party of European Socialists, welcomed President Juncker's commitment to European solidarity and democracy in today’s State of the Union address -- but highlighted the lack of significant progress in protecting social rights.

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12/09/2017 PES president: Juncker’s State of the Union must prioritise social Europe

Sergei Stanishev, the president of the Party of European Socialists, wrote today to Jean-Claude Juncker to ask him finally to deliver on his promised ‘social triple A’ for Europe.

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20/07/2017 EC report confirms need for strong support to Youth Guarantee

The European Commission's review on the Employment and Social Developments in Europe in 2017 published this week is a strong reminder of the need for a strong Youth Guarantee programme to help cope with the high youth unemployment.

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19/07/2017 PES ministers determined to push for more Social Europe

The future of Europe must be more Social Europe, according to the PES Employment and Social Affairs ministers, who met in Tallinn on 19 July, before the informal council of ministers of the EU28.

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