PES Documents

27/05/2020 PES Presidency Declaration on European Commission's Recovery Plan announcement

The COVID19 strongly impacted the lives of every single European. In addition to hundreds of thousands of lives claimed by the pandemic, the European economy was severely damaged by the restrictions imposed in the fight against the virus. Since the beginning of the crisis, the PES has advocated for a strong recovery plan, with strong financial instruments to protect citizens and get the EU back on its feet. In this context, the PES Presidency welcomes the European Commission Next Generation EU plan of €750 billion to address and tackle the crisis. This is a historic moment and we believe that this plan must strengthen our social model as well as the green and digital transitions and must be based on our common European values

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09/05/2020 PES Presidency Declaration on Europe Day

Socialists and democrats from across Europe mark Europe Day (9 May) by agreeing a joint declaration on their shared progressive vision for Europe’s future. 

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25/03/2020 Letter to PES leaders - Covid-19 crisis : Europe needs an urgent Recovery Plan

By Sergei Stanishev

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16/03/2020 Open letter to the Eurogroup Ministers: "We call on the Eurogroup to adopt a far-reaching Economic Recovery Plan!"

By Sergei Stanishev (PES President), Iratxe García (President of the S&D Group in the European Parliament) and Christophe Rouillon (President of the PES Group in the European Committee of the Regions)

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24/10/2019 Workers’ rights in the digital economy - Ministers' Declaration

Statement of PES Employment and Social Affairs Ministers, adopted at the PES meeting of Employment and Social Affairs Ministers of 24 October 2019 – Luxembourg

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21/06/2019 Adopted PES Women Statement for a feminist Europe 2019-2024

In the framework of PES Campaign for a feminist Europe, PES Women presented their Statement to European decision-makers, calling to put gender equality into practice during the 2019-2024 mandate. The statement points out the necessity of considering Gender Equality as one of the core values of the European Union; the urge of having a Europe representing woman and men equally and to put forward an ambitious Gender Equality Strategy in Europe.

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26/04/2019 If Europe doesn’t care for the people, the people won’t care for Europe - Ministers' Declaration

In the midst of intense negotiations around Europe’s budget for 2021-2027, PES European Affairs Ministers set out how the EU’s main financial tool can provide added value for citizens.

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26/02/2019 Multiannual Financial Framework - Discussion paper Finance & Economy Network

The budget for the European Union determines the political priorities for the next seven years. It is one of the principal tools by which Europe’s current and long-term needs are addressed. This discussion paper outlines the state of play of the negotiations and how these may be progressed to achieve the PES’s vision for the future.

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26/02/2019 Fiscal Justice in the Digital Sphere - Discussion paper Finance & Economy Network

This working paper explores how global tax rules can be rewritten to promote fiscal justice in the digital sphere. Specifically, this discussion paper assesses digital services taxes within the context of the ongoing debate around tax justice, the business models of firms operating in the digital economy, and tax avoidance and competition between states.

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23/02/2019 PES Manifesto, 2019

The programme of the PES for the European elections 2019, organised around 6 main topics: Equality and Solidarity; Democracy and Human Rights; Environment and Sustainability; Youth and Future; Gender Equality; Asylum and Migration.

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