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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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10/07/2017 PES cohesion conference: Solidarity is a guarantee for EU future

Europe's social democrats call for a strengthened cohesion policy post-2020, focused on decent jobs, clean environment, investment in human capital and new technologies, a packed hall of conference delegates heard today.

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30/06/2017 PES commends Malta for productive and progressive EU presidency

The Party of European Socialists commends Malta’s Partit Laburista government for its productive and progressive presidency of the Council of the EU since 1 January this year.

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29/06/2017 PES cohesion conference to discuss solidarity in post-2020 funding

The first in a series of major conferences on EU policy will take place on Monday 10 July in Brussels, hosted by the Party of European Socialists.

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22/06/2017 PES prime ministers: EU social dimension has been neglected for too long

Prime ministers from the Party of European Socialists called for an urgent action plan to give effect to recent declarations on the European pillar of social rights when they met to prepare common positions for the European Council meeting this afternoon.

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20/06/2017 Progressive Ministers for European Affairs demand a specific Action Plan on the implementation of Social Europe

European affairs ministers from the Party of European Socialists discussed the lack of any reference to social policy at the upcoming European Council during their meeting in Luxembourg on 20 June. Ministers agreed that a clear schedule for implementing the elements of the EU Social Pillar is crucial.

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16/06/2017 PES Health ministers: Everyone has a right to high quality health care

Progressive health ministers have welcomed the Commission’s proposal to include rights to healthcare in its proposal for the European Pillar of Social Rights as a first step to increase the significance of health rights in the European Union.

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15/06/2017 PES ministers for employment and social affairs are determined to strike a new balance for a more social Europe

A strong European Pillar of Social Rights and solid social progress must form the foundations on which Europe’s future path is built.

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12/06/2017 PES delegation meets Juncker to press for Social Action Plan

Representatives of the Party of European Socialists today met Jean-Claude Juncker and Commissioner Marianne Thyssen to present their vision for the future of Europe – and demand that the European Commission complements its well-intentioned declarations on a European pillar of social rights with a concrete Social Action Plan.

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