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13/12/2018 Orban’s Slavery Act proves EPP ignore human rights

The PES denounces the latest violations of workers’ rights and human rights in Hungary. Viktor Orban’s ‘Slavery Act’ is the latest sign the country is sliding towards authoritarianism.

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05/12/2018 PES EPSCO Minister: time for the EU to show its social engagement

PES Employment and Social Affairs Ministers met on 5 December and outlined their priorities for a more social Europe, ahead of the EPSCO Council.

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30/11/2018 Use cohesion policy to promote solidarity, PES Ministers urge

Future cohesion policy must promote solidarity across Europe, members of the PES Cohesion Ministerial group agreed today at a meeting in Brussels

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15/11/2018 One year on, we need action on the Pillar of Social Rights

The proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights last year signalled a clear change in the EU’s political course and placed social rights in the spotlight.

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23/10/2018 By working together, we can transform Europe for the better, PES President tells ETUC

Socialists and trade unions were the two pillars that created the labour movement, and they are the two forces that will transform Europe again, PES President Sergei Stanishev said today at the European Trade Union Confederation Executive Committee in Brussels.

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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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