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22/02/2022 PES condemns Russia’s violation of international law

The Party of European Socialists (PES) condemns the unlawful recognition by the Russian president of the two breakaway Ukraine regions. The sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country must be respected. De-escalation must be achieved through dialogue and diplomacy.

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22/02/2022 PES Europe ministers stand in full solidarity with Ukraine

Russia must respect international law and step back from the brink of all out conflict in Ukraine, Europe ministers from the Party of European Socialists said today as they backed tough sanctions on Russia.

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16/02/2022 PES welcomes EU Court ruling on the Rule of Law and the conditionality of EU funds

The Party of European Socialists warmly welcomes the ruling by the EU Court of Justice dismissing the appeal by Hungary and Poland against the conditionality mechanism which makes EU financing conditional to the respect of the rule of law by the Member States. The PES is committed to keeping the pressure up, to protect the rule of law throughout Europe.

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14/02/2022 PES welcomes re-election of Frank-Walter Steinmeier as German president

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the vote by German lawmakers to elect Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s for a second term as President of Germany.

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11/02/2022 PES Foreign Policy Network: stability and security must be secured for Ukraine

All efforts must be made to avoid military conflict on the European continent, the Foreign Policy Network of the Party of European Socialists said today as it called for Russia to cease hostilities towards Ukraine.

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11/02/2022 Socialist ministers focused on delivering fairer deal for workers

Delivering adequate wages and better conditions for platform workers – this was the focus today as employment and social affairs (EPSCO) ministers from the Party of European Socialists met online.

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09/02/2022 Progressive health ministers adopt declaration promoting quality healthcare for all Europeans

Social democrats will ensure health systems are well-resourced, supported by excellent public services, affordable and accessible to all – this is a fundamental part of Europe’s social model and social cohesion. This is the message in a joint declaration adopted by health ministers from the Party of European Socialists (PES).

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04/02/2022 PES Women: inaction in 2022 will cost women’s freedoms, safety and lives

EU leaders and politicians at all levels must step up the fight for gender equality, the PES Women Executive demanded as it met online for its first meeting of this year.

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03/02/2022 Put fair wages and platform work at the top of the EU agenda, PES urges new EU Presidency

The Social Europe Network (SEN) of the Party of European Socialists reaffirmed today its commitment to fair wages and proper regulation of platform work. The network demanded that the ongoing French Presidency put these issues at the top of the Council’s agenda, and deliver results.

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03/02/2022 PES President welcomes Prime Minister of North Macedonia in Brussels

A European, progressive, future for the Western Balkans – this is the shared mission reaffirmed today by the Party of European Socialists (PES) and its North Macedonia associate member party SDSM.

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