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20/05/2022 Strengthening our common agenda for development: the impact of Russia's aggression against Ukraine on global food security

On the occasion of the last meeting of our Ministerial network in March, we already expressed our deep concern at the already looming negative impact of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. Today, we are being proven dramatically right.

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19/05/2022 Social Europe Network: minimum wages Directive adoption will make a difference

The swift adoption of the EU Directive on adequate minimum wages will help millions of low paid workers across Europe – it’s time to reach agreement and put it into place, the Social Europe Network (SEN) of the Party of European Socialists (PES) said today.

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17/05/2022 IDAHOBIT: socialist family stands shoulder to shoulder with LGBTI community and emphasises push to Reclaim Your Space

Today, 17 May, socialists and social democrats from the Party of European Socialists (PES) are marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) by strongly reaffirming their commitment to fight for LGBTI equality in Europe and around the world.

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13/05/2022 True democracies are parity democracies, say PES Women

After celebrating Europe Day on 9 May, PES Women Statutory members met to discuss the latest developments of the war on Ukraine, the gender-sensitive response it requires, and the role of women in politics, in the context of this war and beyond.

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12/05/2022 PES condemns upheld prison sentence for Turkish opposition politician Canan Kaftancıoğlu

The Supreme Court of Appeals in Turkey has today denied justice to Canan Kaftancıoğlu, Istanbul chairperson of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) – a PES associate member party.

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28/04/2022 Solidarity between generations strengthens democracy

It is time to empower Europe’s younger and older generations to fully participate in democracy – this was the message as European progressives gathered ahead of the European Day of Solidarity between Generations.

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28/04/2022 PES Presidency: it’s time for the EU to secure affordable energy that is accessible to all citizens and sustainable for the planet

The European Union must act now, or face rising energy poverty and environmental destruction. This is the warning from high-level representatives of PES member parties and organisations who met today to discuss EU energy policy.

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27/04/2022 Situation in Slovakia and the Rule of Law

The PES is closely monitoring the situation in Slovakia concerning the accusations against opposition leader Robert Fico.

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19/04/2022 ECEN: move to a sustainable future to address energy crisis for citizens

Actions to secure affordable and clean energy for all citizens were in focus at the PES Environment, Climate Change and Energy Network today.

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12/04/2022 Europe ministers condemn Russian actions in Ukraine and call for the respect of fundamental values in the EU

The annual dialogue on the rule of law must not duck tough questions on adherence to European values, progressive ministers cautioned today as they met in Luxembourg to exchange on key issues facing Europe ahead of the General Affairs Council (GAC).

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