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PES EU Council preparatory meeting: “The European Investment Plan must have  strong and immediate measures”

PES EU Council preparatory meeting: “The European Investment Plan must have strong and immediate measures”

“What is urgent now is that money goes immediately where it is needed to create quality jobs”, said PES President Sergei Stanishev today regarding the EU Commission’s proposal on the European Investment Plan. He was talking during the PES preparatory meeting for the European Council, which took place this afternoon in Brussels. The meeting, attended by PES leaders, Heads of State, Prime Ministers and EU Commissioners, aimed to prepare their common strategy for the EU Council, emphasising the need to support a stronger and more ambitious Investment Plan.

Employment, Social affairs, Health
PES European Affairs Ministers support a strong EU Investment  Plan

PES European Affairs Ministers support a strong EU Investment Plan

The ministers had the opportunity to exchange on the agenda of the upcoming European Council, and particularly on the need to support and reinforce the European Investment Plan to relaunch growth and jobs in Europe. The PES has been calling for the need for more progressive investment for years, recently reaffirmed with a common declaration of the PES Presidency. The Commission’s proposal is a long awaited first step, but many more efforts remain to be done to adequately address the core challenges of growth and employment.

Employment, Social affairs, Health
PES Ministers discuss better rules for fair workers’ mobility in  Europe

PES Ministers discuss better rules for fair workers’ mobility in Europe

PES Ministers for Employment and Social Affairs together with representatives from PES parties that are currently in opposition met ahead of the EPSCO Council on 11 December in Brussels to discuss fair workers’ mobility in Europe.

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PES Finance Ministers discuss the political implication of the EU’s  Investment Plan

PES Finance Ministers discuss the political implication of the EU’s Investment Plan

The Party of European Socialists (PES) Finance Ministers met today prior to the ECOFIN Council meeting at the PES Headquarters to discuss the political implications of the Investment Plan proposed by the European Commission on the 26th of November.

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PES President:  “Our calls have been heard but the EU Commission’s  Investment Plan will not match Europe’s needs”

PES President: “Our calls have been heard but the EU Commission’s Investment Plan will not match Europe’s needs”

Today, the European Commission released its proposal for a European Investment Plan. The paper is the long overdue answer to the calls made by the Party of European Socialists (PES) to develop a strong investment plan.
PES President Sergei Stanishev stated: “Since the beginning of the crisis, the PES has been calling for the implementation of an ambitious investment strategy that can effectively foster economic recovery. Today’s European Commission’s proposal on the European Investment Plan is a step in the right direction but yet too humble. We have constantly urged the European Commission to bring up a plan that takes decisive action to foster sustainable economic growth. Our calls have been heard in style, but only partially in substance. The proposal presented today falls short of matching Europe’s needs. The PES believes that Europe needs a concrete and ambitious Investment Strategy to effectively promote economic recovery.

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PES Presidency adopts progressive Investment Plan in order to help increase  “the living standards of all Europeans”

PES Presidency adopts progressive Investment Plan in order to help increase “the living standards of all Europeans”

The PES Presidency adopted today a Declaration on a European Investment Plan with clear and concrete commitments. During the meeting in Brussels, Presidency members highlighted the urgency to implement an ambitious Investment Plan in Europe in order to effectively promote economic recovery and create new and decent jobs.

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