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23/06/2017 Investing in democratic values: fighting populism and fake news

Populism is on the rise and fake news has become a reality around the globe. On all continents, progressives are facing the very same issues – issues that may have a devastating impact on democracy and on the values we have been fighting for, including gender equality, fighting discrimination, promoting rights of minorities, tolerance, freedom of the media, and social justice.

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22/06/2017 PES prime ministers: EU social dimension has been neglected for too long

Prime ministers from the Party of European Socialists called for an urgent action plan to give effect to recent declarations on the European pillar of social rights when they met to prepare common positions for the European Council meeting this afternoon.

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21/06/2017 PES hails new proposals to fight tax avoidance

The Party of European Socialists warmly welcomes further measures to tackle tax avoidance, as announced by Commissioner Pierre Moscovici today.

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20/06/2017 PES ready with a roadmap on LGBTI rights

A roadmap to strengthen LGBTI rights in EU legislation was agreed by the Party of European Socialists at their Presidency meeting.

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20/06/2017 Progressive Ministers for European Affairs demand a specific Action Plan on the implementation of Social Europe

European affairs ministers from the Party of European Socialists discussed the lack of any reference to social policy at the upcoming European Council during their meeting in Luxembourg on 20 June. Ministers agreed that a clear schedule for implementing the elements of the EU Social Pillar is crucial.

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17/06/2017 Fifth PES Training Academy connects rising stars from parties across Europe

Some 45 political campaigners and party staffers from around Europe are gathering in Leuven, Belgium, this weekend for a series of political masterclasses hosted by the Party of European Socialists.

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16/06/2017 PES Presidency with declaration on social Europe and digital workplace

The Party of European Socialists has adopted two major declarations – on the European Pillar of Social rights and on the future of employment in the digital age. Both documents were agreed at the PES Presidency meeting in Brussels on 16 June 2017.

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16/06/2017 PES Health ministers: Everyone has a right to high quality health care

Progressive health ministers have welcomed the Commission’s proposal to include rights to healthcare in its proposal for the European Pillar of Social Rights as a first step to increase the significance of health rights in the European Union.

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15/06/2017 PES supports Turkish CHP against political trial of Enis Berberoglu

The Party of European Socialists is deeply concerned by the prison sentence against the member of the Turkish parliament and prominent journalist Enis Berberoglu, from our associate party CHP. This seems to be yet another political trial.

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15/06/2017 PES ministers for employment and social affairs are determined to strike a new balance for a more social Europe

A strong European Pillar of Social Rights and solid social progress must form the foundations on which Europe’s future path is built.

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