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09/03/2022 Democracy Network: Putin’s war of aggression in Ukraine proves why EU must strongly defend the rule of law in Europe

The importance of fundamental rights and democratic checks has never been clearer: progressives will fight to protect them in the European Union and around the world. This was the message from members of the European Parliament, representatives of PES member parties and organisations, and other progressives today.

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08/03/2022 PES Women and Rainbow Rose: Europe needs a feminist outcry for equality

Today - International Women’s Day - PES Women and Rainbow Rose launch their joint campaign “Reclaim your space – a feminist outcry for equality” to draw attention to the inequalities and growing harassment women*, including LBT* women, face across Europe.

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08/03/2022 REPowerEU: PES welcomes joint European action for more affordable, secure and sustainable energy

The Party of European Socialists strongly backs plans to make Europe independent from Russian fossil fuels, unveiled today by European Commission Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans.

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08/03/2022 PES and PES Women praise proposed Directive on tackling gender-based violence

The proposal for a Directive to eradicate violence against women and domestic violence is a welcome step towards a safer Europe for all women, European socialists said today.

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08/03/2022 Foreign Policy Network: Russian regime must be held accountable for its crimes in Ukraine

Deliberately bombarding and attacking civilian areas and infrastructure, the use of cluster bombs and so-called vacuum bombs – these constitute war crimes and must be fully investigated. Those responsible in the Russian regime must be brought to justice, the Foreign Policy Network of the Party of European Socialists said today.

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07/03/2022 PES development and cooperation ministers issue joint declaration calling for strong support for Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees

The EU must reinforce cooperation to support Ukraine and Ukrainians in the face of the Russian invasion, this was the conclusion of a PES Development and Cooperation Ministers’ meeting yesterday.

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04/03/2022 PES gender equality ministers: CSW66 and French Presidency must be catalysts for women’s rights

Europe must seize its opportunities to create real change for gender equality, ministers and secretaries of state from the Party of European Socialists said today.

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01/03/2022 Accelerate shift to renewables to provide affordable energy for citizens, PES Network urges

With international conflict threatening EU gas imports, and citizens facing skyrocketing bills, it is time to accelerate the shift to renewable energy generation. This is the only path to dependable and affordable energy for citizens, the PES Environment, Climate Change and Energy Network (ECEN) said today.

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25/02/2022 PES Women Gender Equality Network calls for clear link between feminist and environmental policies, ahead of UN CSW66

The fight against climate change and gender inequalities must be a joint one, this was the main conclusion of today’s PES Women Network which focussed on “a progressive model for gender-transformative climate action”.

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24/02/2022 PES Presidency stands with Ukraine against Russian invasion

European socialists condemn Russia’s military attack against Ukraine and strongly support tough EU sanctions on Russia. This was the message of a statement adopted today by members of the Presidency of the Party of European Socialists.

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