Policies

Employment & Social Affairs

In our electoral programme, we said it loud and clear: our first and main priority is that Europeans, women and men, must have a decent job that allows a good quality of life. We fight for a Europe that leaves no-one behind. Through education, training and social programmes when needed, everyone should be given a chance at a good life.

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Economy & Finance

We believe that the economy must always serve society, and not the other way round. Since the beginning of the crisis we have been fighting for investment in jobs, growth inducing sectors and people – and in particular youth – as a crucial element to bring about a sustainable economic recovery. The fight is far from over, but we have managed to bring about a shift in European policy, bringing the EU slowly back on track.

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Energy & Environment

The PES stands for a sustainable, energy-efficient and environmentally-aware Europe.

We believe that the EU must be at the forefront of protecting nature and its resources and the fight against pollution and climate change.

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Youth & Education

Together with its partners, the PES has launched a major campaign for a European Youth Plan to improve the prospects of young people across Europe. The Plan aims to tackle youth unemployment, improve the quality of education, provide good and accessible childcare to all families, and promote access to culture for all young people.

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Democracy & Human Rights

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International Affairs & Cooperation

Europe has a major role to play on the international scene and must therefore show its commitments vis-à-vis the rest of the world. Therefore the PES supports and promotes democracy and stability outside our borders.

 

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Justice & Security

The security and safety of all citizens in Europe is a key priority. Together with our Justice and Home Affairs Ministers, representatives from our parties and partners we are pushing for an agenda that prioritizes the security of all citizens going hand in hand with social and integration policies and always in full respect of individual and collective rights.

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