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Employment Ministers call for a more social Europe after Brexit

Employment Ministers call for a more social Europe after Brexit

Today, Ministers for Employment and Social Affairs from the PES family met in Bratislava to discuss the consequences of the UK referendum in their policy area.
The meeting began with a minute of silence in the memory of the victims of the horrible attack in Nice last night. All the ministers condemned this brutal act and called for more cooperation and solidarity in the fight against terror.

During the meeting the PES Employment and social affairs ministers adopted a declaration on the clear need for a more social Europe after the Brexit.

Employment, Social affairs, Health
PES Transport Ministers: High time to strengthen the social dimension of  Europe’s transport sector

PES Transport Ministers: High time to strengthen the social dimension of Europe’s transport sector

For the first time, the Transport Ministers belonging to the Party of European Socialists (PES) met today in Luxembourg in preparation of the day’s Transport Council session, with focus on the employment and social issues facing Europe’s transport sector, as well as its low-carbon future. Ministers also used this opportunity to identify topics of common concern to take initiatives for more progressive European transport policies.

Employment, Social affairs, Health
PES Agriculture Ministers discuss crisis in the agriculture market and the  future of CAP

PES Agriculture Ministers discuss crisis in the agriculture market and the future of CAP

Today, Agriculture Ministers belonging to the Party of European Socialists (PES) met in Brussels at the invitation of the French and Dutch Agriculture Ministers, Stéphane Le Foll and Martijn van Dam, to exchange views on the day’s EU Agriculture Council agenda, and on common long-term objectives.

Employment, Social affairs, Health
PES Ministers committed to fair mobility

PES Ministers committed to fair mobility

Ministers of the Party of European Socialists (PES) for Employment and Social Affairs met in Amsterdam ahead of the Informal EPSCO Council of 19th of April.
On the 8th of March, following consistent and intense pressure from the PES family, the European Commission published its proposals for the revision of the posted workers directive. Welcoming the opening of this process, PES Employment and Social Affairs Ministers reiterated their commitment to addressing regulatory gaps, ensuring equal treatment and to strengthening freedom of movement, fair competition and fair labour standards in Europe.

Employment, Social affairs, Health
PES President heads on a European tour to present the progressive agenda

PES President heads on a European tour to present the progressive agenda

The PES President made the first of many presentations of the European progressive’s agenda in his home town of Sofia today. Sergei Stanishev presented the agenda on growth, set by the Progressive leaders’ summit in Paris last month, as well as the PES initiative on the European Plan for Youth and the PES Programme for progressive reforms. Members of Bulgarian Parliament, local politicians, academics, opinion makers, NGO representatives and many journalists and media attended the event.

Employment, Social affairs, Health
Posting of Workers Directive: steps towards fairer mobility of workers’

Posting of Workers Directive: steps towards fairer mobility of workers’

European Commission published on 8 March its proposal for a targeted review of the Posting of Workers Directive. This proposal revises the 1996 directive, and complements the process of strengthening EU rules on posting initiated with the Enforcement Directive in 2014.

Employment, Social affairs, Health

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