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PES Common Candidate Nicolas Schmit (right) shakes hands with Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sánchez. Also pictured on front row (from left) S&D President Iratxe García and Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa. Pictured back row (from left): PES Deputy Secretary General Saar van Bueren, LSAP Luxembourg lead candidate for the European elections Marc Angel, PS Belgium lead candidate for the European elections Elio di Rupo and interim leader of Vooruit Melissa Depraetere.

European Council must deliver a truly secure Europe for citizens

A secure Europe is not just a well-defended Europe, it is a Union that acts to provide security to its citizens. From defence to employment,…

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PES hails new Directive to support quality traineeships and end exploitation

The Party of European Socialists (PES) commends European Commissioner Nicolas Schmit for taking clear action to improve working conditions for trainees, including pay, inclusiveness and…

Employment, Social affairs, Health
European Commissioner Nicolas Schmit. Photo: European Union, 2024. Source: EC - Audiovisual Service

PES welcomes actions to tackle labour and skills shortages

The Party of European Socialists (PES) commends European Commissioner Nicolas Schmit for the action plan to tackle labour and skills shortages, to be activated by…

Economy, Finance, Cohesion
PES welcomes Council’s greenlight for platform work directive

PES welcomes Council’s greenlight for platform work directive

The Party of European Socialists (PES) commends Member States for today approving the compromise reached during negotiations on the platform work directive. PES President Stefan…

Employment, Social affairs, Health
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

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