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14/12/2021 PES congratulates the new leader of the social democrats in North Macedonia

The PES welcomes the new leader of Social Democratic Union in North Macedonia, Dimitar Kovacevski, who was elected with a huge majority by party members on Sunday. The 47-years old Kovacevski takes over as leader of SDSM from the former prime minister of the country Zoran Zaev. Dimitar Kovacevski will most probably be the nominee for new prime minister of North Macedonia on behalf of the social democrats in the upcoming days.

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14/12/2021 Fairness, Sustainability, Respect: PES Council to take place on 16 December

A Europe of ‘Fairness, Sustainability, Respect’ – this will be the focus as heads of state and government, European Commissioners and leaders from the Party of European Socialists (PES) take part in the party’s annual Council.

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13/12/2021 PES hails new KinAl/PASOK leader

The Party of European Socialists congratulates Nikos Androulakis on his election as the new leader of KinAl/PASOK - a full member party of the PES.

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10/12/2021 PES Women on International Human Rights Day: “Women’s rights are human rights”

Meeting online today, the PES Women Executive marked International Human Rights Day by reiterating that gender equality is a fundamental right that must be defended.

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09/12/2021 Socialists commend Commissioner Schmit for action on platform work

Online or offline, all workers deserve strong rights and fair working conditions. This is what European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit is delivering through the proposal for a directive on platform work unveiled today.

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08/12/2021 PES celebrates election of Chancellor Scholz and new gender-balanced cabinet

The Party of European Socialists warmly congratulates SPD candidate Olaf Scholz on his election as the new Chancellor of Germany. The PES believes his election and the new SPD-led German government – the first one with as many women as men – marks a new stage for Germany and for Europe.

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07/12/2021 PES welcomes progress on pay transparency directive

Proposals for the directive on pay transparency proposed by Commissioner for Equality, Helena Dalli, will create a more equal EU. The EU Council’s adoption of a common position brings this aim closer to reality, the Party of European Socialists said today as it welcomed progress on pay transparency.

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06/12/2021 PES hails key step forward for EU fair wages directive

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the fact that the Council of the EU reached today its general approach on the Directive on Adequate minimum wages in the European Union. This is a vital step on the road to the Directive’s adoption and to secure fair wage thresholds for all citizens, through either strong minimum wages or by strong collective bargaining.

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06/12/2021 PES health ministers encourage all citizens to get vaccinated

It is vital to act quickly to curb rising COVID-19 infections in Europe before the holiday break, socialist and democratic health ministers agreed today as they urged all citizens to get vaccinated.

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02/12/2021 PES employment and social affairs ministers: it is time to step up and improve conditions for platform workers

As the platform economy grows, so must protections for people working in the sector. This was the message as employment and social affairs ministers from the Party of European Socialists met today to exchange on the upcoming European Commission’s Platform Workers Proposal and how it can improve working conditions.

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