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02/12/2021 PES employment and social affairs ministers: it is time to step up and improve conditions for platform workers

As the platform economy grows, so must protections for people working in the sector. This was the message as employment and social affairs ministers from the Party of European Socialists met today to exchange on the upcoming European Commission’s Platform Workers Proposal and how it can improve working conditions.

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25/11/2021 The line has been crossed. Europe must become a zero-tolerance zone for gender-based violence.

PES Women and its national member organisations are committed to fighting for a Europe where everyone, no matter their gender, can lead a life free from violence. That is why PES Women around today’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women are launching their latest campaign with the slogan “The line has been crossed – Zero tolerance zone for gender-based violence”.

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25/11/2021 PES welcomes European Parliament green light for minimum wage negotiations

The Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament has secured the next step in the fight for fair wages across the European Union, bringing a PES priority closer to realisation.

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24/11/2021 PES welcomes new Swedish prime minister Magdalena Andersson

The Party of European Socialists (PES) welcomes the vote in the Swedish parliament today to approve Magdalena Andersson – the Social Democratic Party leader and incumbent finance minister - as the country’s next prime minister.

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24/11/2021 PES celebrates SPD-led progressive coalition agreement in Germany

Europe’s socialist and social democratic political family praises the progressive coalition agreement announced today in Berlin. With a government led by the Social Democratic Party (SPD) – a full member of the Party of European Socialists (PES) - Germany and Europe will be on course for a fairer and more sustainable future.

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23/11/2021 Social democrats will keep the pressure up in defending the Rule of Law, ministers pledge

The EU must defend against the deterioration of the Rule of Law in Europe, especially in Member States which persistently attack the Union’s common values. This was the message sent yesterday evening by Europe ministers from the Party of European Socialists (PES).

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23/11/2021 The PES congratulates Bulgarian president Rumen Radev on his re-election

The Party of European Socialists warmly congratulates Mr. Rumen Radev and Mrs. Iliana Iotova on their re-election as president and vice-president of Bulgaria.

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23/11/2021 PSD will be a social democratic force for good in new Romanian government

The dire health, social and economic situation in Romania demands strong, progressive, action. This is what the Social Democratic Party (PSD) will deliver in the new government, the Party of European Socialists (PES) said today.

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19/11/2021 Europe must live up to its global responsibilities, PES development ministers insist

As the world continues to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, Team Europe must build on its good work so far and ensure vaccines are accessible to all, particularly in the most vulnerable countries. This was the conclusion as development ministers from the Party of European Socialists met in Brussels this morning.

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17/11/2021 PES Democracy Network: EU must remain vigilant and be ready to act on Rule of Law breaches

After a turbulent year for democracy and the Rule of Law in Europe, the EU must remain vigilant and be ready to act. This was the conclusion as socialists and social democrats met today in the Democracy Network of the Party of European Socialists (PES).

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