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01/03/2017 PES Women deliver equal pay demands to Commissioner Jourová

On European Equal Pay Day, 1 March 2017, the Party of European Socialists presented their demands for equal pay between men and women to Věra Jourová, the European Commissioner responsible for gender equality.

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24/02/2017 Brexit conference: PES, UK Labour determined to protect shared values

PES president Sergei Stanishev joined UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in London today to open a major conference on Brexit.

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23/02/2017 Rainbow Rose discusses in Malta list of actions to advance LGBTI equality

A delegation of Rainbow Rose – the associate LGBTI network of the PES – discussed ways to push forward advances on LGBTI rights in Europe, under the leadership of Malta, currently holding the presidency of the EU. Under Malta’s Labour government, the country has experienced an impressive progression on LGBTI rights. Delegation members discussed how Malta’s Presidency can help spread these advances to other European Union member countries, as well as within the PES family.

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23/02/2017 PES mission to Turkey supports Demirtas during his first hearing in Turkish court

Today a PES delegation supported the co-chair of our Kurdish associate party HDP, Selahattin Demirtas on the day of his first court hearing, since he was jailed without legal foundation in November last year. The hearing took place in the Anadolu 34th Penal Court of First Instance in Istanbul and Demirtas testified via videoconference from the prison of Edirne.

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22/02/2017 PES Women addresses equal pay issue using images of Trump

Women would have to work ten years longer – or start working ten years earlier – to match the lifetime earnings of men.

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20/02/2017 PES Finance Ministers: better sources of financing for a Social Europe

The Finance Ministers of the PES family called for deeper European cooperation and coordination to address current political and economic challenges, and in particular protectionism and populism.

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16/02/2017 PES president: Eurozone needs new tools to better respond to economic shocks

The Party of European Socialists welcomes today's report on the eurozone's budgetary capacity, adopted by the European Parliament.

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07/02/2017 Progressive ministers discuss Rome anniversary targets

Europe ministers from the Party of European Socialists discussed concrete policy proposals for making Europe more progressive.

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07/02/2017 PES position on events in Romania

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the decision of the government of Romania to withdraw the proposed decree 13/2017, which would have decriminalised a number of offences.

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03/02/2017 PES leaders: only true social fairness can save the European dream from destructive populism

Leaders from the Party of European Socialists today undertook to combat populism with social reforms – and promised to use the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome as a catalyst to change the direction of the European Union.

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