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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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01/03/2018 Success on the horizon for posted workers reform

EU lawmakers have reached agreement on reforming the rules for posted workers in Europe -- putting one of the PES's major policy priorities within reach for the first time.

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28/02/2018 Closing the gender pay gap 2018: Focusing on pensions

PES Women launches its 2018 Gender Pay Gap campaign today (28 February), on European Equal Pay Day. Equal Pay Day is the day each year in spring until which women would have to work to earn the same as their male colleagues in the previous year.

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21/02/2018 PES president explains progressive stance in 'jobs & digital economy' discussion

The PES is leading the fight to address the unwanted consequences of digitisation.

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08/02/2018 PES welcomes crackdown on fraudulent 'letterbox companies'

The Party of European Socialists has welcomed a court ruling which will help close legal loopholes allowing fraudulent companies to dodge their social security obligations.

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25/01/2018 PES to defend rights of Brussels Deliveroo workers

Members of the PES Social Europe Network today met workers from Deliveroo Brussels to support their ongoing action to defend their employment rights against the delivery service.

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30/11/2017 PES ministers support job-rich and environmentally sustainable industrialisation

PES Competitiveness Ministers will work towards a job-rich and environmentally-friendly industrialisation of Europe, and a deepening of the European single market that protects workers and consumers.

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