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01/02/2022 PES development ministers: social democrats will continue pressing for action to eradicate poverty around the world

With rising geopolitical tensions, climate change, and the pandemic, European leadership to achieve sustainable development globally is more important than ever. As the mid-term assessment of the European Consensus on Development draws closer, the EU must press ahead with action to eradicate poverty around the world, development ministers from the Party of European Socialists agreed this morning.

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31/01/2022 PES congratulates António Costa and PS Portugal on overwhelming election victory

The Party of European Socialists welcomes Prime Minister António Costa’s victory in the general election on Sunday, where his Socialist Party (PS) secured a majority in parliament, opening the way for a stable government in Portugal.

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30/01/2022 PES welcomes vote for stability in Italian presidential election

The re-election of President Sergio Mattarella is a positive signal for Italy which provides the stability needed to continue making progress on the recovery, the Party of European Socialists said today. Thanks to the firm and constructive approach of the PES full member party Partito Democratico, and its leader Enrico Letta, there has been a positive conclusion to a very challenging situation.

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25/01/2022 PES Europe ministers: potential of the Conference on the Future of Europe must be realised

Citizens were promised a Conference on the Future of Europe that would be a genuine forum for citizens to share their views and deliver meaningful change, and this is what the new presidency of the Council of the EU must deliver. This was the message as socialist and democratic ministers met in Brussels this morning.

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25/01/2022 PES Migration and Integration Network hails Commission’s efforts to safeguard young refugees and migrants

Europe must continue to protect and address the needs of vulnerable and often unaccompanied refugee and other migrant children, the PES Migration and Integration Network agreed today as it welcomed Commissioner Ylva Johansson’s work in this area.

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17/01/2022 PES congratulates the new socialist prime minister of North Macedonia

The Party of European Socialists congratulates Dimitar Kovachevski, the new prime minister of the Republic of North Macedonia, and the new coalition cabinet led by the Social Democrats. Kovachevski and his government were approved by the parliament in Skopje Sunday night.

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11/01/2022 The PES devastated by the death of David Sassoli

The Party of European Socialists is devastated by the death of David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, an exemplary democrat, a true defender of European values and a remarkable human being.

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10/01/2022 PES concerned about the critical situation in Kazakhstan

The PES expresses its concern about the recent developments in Kazakhstan, deplores the loss of life and calls on authorities to respect the human rights of citizens and refrain from the use of violence.

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16/12/2021 PES Council sends Europe a message of Fairness, Sustainability, and Respect

Social and economic inequality, the climate crisis, challenges to European values – citizens want action, and socialists and social democrats have the answers.

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15/12/2021 PES Women – there is only one way forward – make gender equality a top priority in 2022!

Today PES Women Statutory members met online for their final meeting of 2021. On the agenda: a summary of the year and looking ahead to 2022.

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