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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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01/06/2017 PES assembles special task force for tackling the future of EU, globalisation and social rights

Leaders from PES member parties, ministers and secretaries of state from the EU, Senior Party representatives assembled in Brussels to agree a common position on future priorities for the European Union.

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30/05/2017 Environment and Climate Change Network: For an ambitious Energy Union that guarantees affordable prices and creates jobs

The Party of European Socialists will fight for an ambitious implementation of the Energy Union with a strong social dimension and the involvement of social partners.

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04/05/2017 Social Europe network: For a Europe people can trust - a proposal for a solid European Pillar of Social Rights

The Party of European Socialists fights for a Europe that stands against inequality, for decent working conditions, and for strong social protection.

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28/04/2017 PES supports democratic election of Speaker of Macedonian Parliament

The Party of European Socialists supports the clearly democratic process of electing of the new Speaker of Macedonian Parliament, and calls for a focus on political dialogue to eliminate the risk of violence and unrest.

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28/04/2017 PES: Malta’s minimum wage increase reflects progress and stability

PES welcomes the Maltese government’s decision to raise the minimum wage, following discussions with social partners.

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27/04/2017 Progressive European ministers call for a Europe with strong social rights

The European Ministers from the Party of European Socialists discussed the need to strengthen social and worker’s rights in Europe at their meeting in Luxembourg on 27 March and welcomed that the European Commission is taking the initiative on the European pillar of social rights.

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27/04/2017 PES welcomes European pillar of social rights, but highlights work still to do

The Party of the European Socialists welcomes the European Commission’s first steps towards a more social Europe -- but we believe that they should go further.

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