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PES condemns liberals and conservatives for rejecting well-balanced compromise on platform work directive

PES condemns liberals and conservatives for rejecting well-balanced compromise on platform work directive

We regret that Member States in the Council were – yet again – unable to find agreement on the platform work directive. This outcome means…

Employment, Social affairs, Health
PES EPSCO ministers to keep pushing for strong platform work directive

PES EPSCO ministers to keep pushing for strong platform work directive

Another five years of uncertainty – that is what Europe’s 28 million platform workers could face if conservative and liberal member states continue to block…

Employment, Social affairs, Health
PES regrets that Member States could not agree on the platform work directive, and are passing over the file to the Belgium Presidency instead 

PES regrets that Member States could not agree on the platform work directive, and are passing over the file to the Belgium Presidency instead 

We are deeply disappointed by the Council’s inability to reach a qualified majority on the Platform work directive today. The final approval of the directive, which…

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Pictured front row from left: European Commission Executive Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, Prime Minister of North Macedonia Dimitar Kovačevski, Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sánchez, PES President Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa, S&D President Iratxe Garcia, EU High Representative Josep Borrell, Prime Minister of Kosovo Albin Kurti, PES Secretary General Giacomo Filibeck. Pictured back from left: PES Deputy Secretary General Yonnec Polet, PES Deputy Secretary General Saar van Bueren, PES Executive Vice President Francisco André, PES Executive Vice President Katarina Barley, Leader of SDP Finland Antti Lindtman, Secretary of the Democratic Party Italy Elly Schlein, European Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni, European Commissioner Nicolas Schmit, European Commissioner Elisa Ferreira, PES Vice President Victor Negrescu, and PES Deputy Secretary General Thomas Vaupel.

PES: EU must defend its values and secure a fair and sustainable future for citizens

Defending European values, strengthening climate ambitions, and promoting international peace and security were on the agenda as prime ministers, European Commissioners and leaders met in…

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Pictured from left: Agnes Jongerius, EMPL Coordinator, Member of the European Parliament, S&D, Nicolas Schmit, European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Ana Mendes Godinho, meeting Chair and Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, Portugal, and Yonnec Polet, Deputy Secretary General, PES.

Finalise platform work directive and improve life for millions, PES EPSCO demands

Time is running short to deliver for Europe’s 28 million platform workers before the end of this mandate. This was the stark warning as government…

Employment, Social affairs, Health
Pictured from left: Klara Geywitz, Federal Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Building, Germany, Roderick Galdes, Minister for Social and Affordable Accommodation, Malta, Raquel Sánchez Jiménez, Minister for Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda, Spain, and Marina Gonçalves, Minister for Housing, Portugal.

Ministers focused on action to boost social housing and combat homelessness

Convening in Gijón and ahead of the Informal Ministerial Meeting on Housing and Urban Development hosted by the Spanish Presidency, ministers from the Party of…

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