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23/05/2022 EUCO must show unity now and defend citizens, PES Europe ministers urge

Building on the solidarity shown at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, European leaders must continue to act together to defend Europeans from spiralling prices and strengthen European security. This was the message as Europe ministers from the Party of European Socialists (PES) met in Brussels today.

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23/05/2022 European Semester Spring Package: PES welcomes focus on green and sustainable recovery

The investments and progressive reforms contained in the European Semester Spring Package presented today will keep the European recovery on course, the Party of European Socialists said today.

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23/05/2022 Australia’s centre-left swings back into victory opening a new era of progress

After many years of conservative politics ruling Australia voters have finally had enough, booting out Scott Morrison’s scandal laden administration. The election of the Australian Labor Party’s Anthony Albanese has been welcomed by world leaders and civil society advocates who see this as the moment to achieve transformational change in the Indo-Pacific region on climate, trade, and a slew of issues.

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19/05/2022 Social Europe Network: minimum wages Directive adoption will make a difference

The swift adoption of the EU Directive on adequate minimum wages will help millions of low paid workers across Europe – it’s time to reach agreement and put it into place, the Social Europe Network (SEN) of the Party of European Socialists (PES) said today.

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17/05/2022 IDAHOBIT: socialist family stands shoulder to shoulder with LGBTI community and emphasises push to Reclaim Your Space

Today, 17 May, socialists and social democrats from the Party of European Socialists (PES) are marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) by strongly reaffirming their commitment to fight for LGBTI equality in Europe and around the world.

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13/05/2022 True democracies are parity democracies, say PES Women

After celebrating Europe Day on 9 May, PES Women Statutory members met to discuss the latest developments of the war on Ukraine, the gender-sensitive response it requires, and the role of women in politics, in the context of this war and beyond.

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12/05/2022 PES condemns upheld prison sentence for Turkish opposition politician Canan Kaftancıoğlu

The Supreme Court of Appeals in Turkey has today denied justice to Canan Kaftancıoğlu, Istanbul chairperson of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) – a PES associate member party.

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28/04/2022 Solidarity between generations strengthens democracy

It is time to empower Europe’s younger and older generations to fully participate in democracy – this was the message as European progressives gathered ahead of the European Day of Solidarity between Generations.

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28/04/2022 PES Presidency: it’s time for the EU to secure affordable energy that is accessible to all citizens and sustainable for the planet

The European Union must act now, or face rising energy poverty and environmental destruction. This is the warning from high-level representatives of PES member parties and organisations who met today to discuss EU energy policy.

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27/04/2022 Situation in Slovakia and the Rule of Law

The PES is closely monitoring the situation in Slovakia concerning the accusations against opposition leader Robert Fico.

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