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PES EPSCO ministers’ joint declaration: Social Action Plan must spearhead shift to a more social, more sustainable, EU

PES EPSCO ministers’ joint declaration: Social Action Plan must spearhead shift to a more social, more sustainable, EU

It is time to put the Pillar of Social Rights fully into action to address the coronavirus crisis, give impetus to the European recovery and improve wellbeing for all, ministers from Portugal, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta and Sweden agreed today.

Employment, Social affairs, Health
Reinvigorate education and training to build successful recovery, PES ministers say

Reinvigorate education and training to build successful recovery, PES ministers say

PES education ministers have called for the prioritisation of education and training – focusing on equity of access, inclusion and success for all – as Europe recovers from the coronavirus crisis.

Employment, Social affairs, Health
EU must make the most of milestone Porto Social Summit, PES Social Europe Network says

EU must make the most of milestone Porto Social Summit, PES Social Europe Network says

The European Union must seize the opportunity of the Porto Summit to advance the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights in full, the PES Social Europe Network (SEN) said today as it called on all European leaders and political families to fully get behind the milestone event.

Employment, Social affairs, Health
PES home affairs ministers: measures necessary to contain the spread of the pandemic should not undermine Schengen integrity

PES home affairs ministers: measures necessary to contain the spread of the pandemic should not undermine Schengen integrity

European countries are having to take unprecedented measures to deal with an unprecedented crisis. This is necessary to save lives. At the same time, they must also embrace mutual trust and cooperation to safeguard Schengen for the future, PES home affairs ministers concluded today as they met by videoconference.

Employment, Social affairs, Health
EU must continue focusing on effective rollout of Covid-19 vaccine

EU must continue focusing on effective rollout of Covid-19 vaccine

Vaccine rollout must remain a priority for the EU, Europe ministers from the PES said today as they assessed the COVID-19 situation in Europe and agreed that regular coordination discussions are necessary. Member States need transparent national vaccine strategies so citizens can have confidence in the process and progress across Europe can be determined.

Employment, Social affairs, Health
PES welcomes European Parliament report on social Europe

PES welcomes European Parliament report on social Europe

A strong social Europe for Just Transitions – a report adopted today by the European Parliament – is an important milestone on the road to a truly social Europe, the Party of European Socialists said today as it welcomed the measures it contains.

Employment, Social affairs, Health

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