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31/05/2021 “Declare your cities and regions LGBTIQ Freedom Zones”, say European socialists ahead of Pride Month

Ahead of Pride Month, the PES Group in the European Committee of the Regions together with Rainbow Rose and the Party of European Socialists invites all cities and regions to declare themselves LGBTIQ Freedom Zones, as already done by the City of Lisbon, the first European city to declare itself an LGBTIQ Freedom Zone following the European Parliament.

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27/05/2021 PES and Lewica focused on fair and sustainable recovery for Poland

A recovery that supports workers, creates jobs and moves Poland towards a sustainable future was on the agenda as PES President Sergei Stanishev held a strategic discussion with Wlodzimierz Czarzasty and other Lewica leaders in Brussels today.

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25/05/2021 Call to Europe 10: PES adds voice to push for inclusive and sustainable recovery

Fighting inequalities and ensuring an inclusive and sustainable recovery is the focus as top progressive voices join forces for the online conference ‘Recovering Europe: Mind the Social Gaps’, the 10th edition of Call to Europe organised by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS).

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24/05/2021 PES condemns targeting of civilian plane by Belarusian authorities and calls for the immediate release of opposition figures

The hijacking of a civilian flight by Belarusian authorities is totally illegal and egregious, the Party of European Socialists said today as it called for the release of Raman Pratasevich and Sofia Sapega.

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24/05/2021 PES prime ministers welcome enhanced coordination on COVID-19 to reopen Europe

Accelerated vaccinations combined with effective coordination at EU level is the only way to safely reopen societies, reinstate free movement and recover from the coronavirus crisis, socialist prime ministers, European Commissioners and leaders agreed today as they met to coordinate ahead of the special meeting of the European Council.

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18/05/2021 PES hails adoption of new fund to ensure all workers and regions are included in the climate transition

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the final adoption by the European Parliament of the regulation establishing the Just Transition Fund (JTF), a key element of progressive efforts to guarantee that no workers and no regions are left behind as Europe transitions to a more sustainable future.

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17/05/2021 IDAHOBIT: socialists and democrats stand by the LGBTIQ community

The Party of European Socialists (PES) and its LGBTI organisation Rainbow Rose are today marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) (17 May) by strongly reaffirming their commitment to fighting discrimination in Europe and around the world.

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12/05/2021 PES commends Spanish regulation that will protect riders

The Party of European Socialists fully supports the new regulation presented by the Spanish government requiring delivery platforms to recognise riders as employees.

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12/05/2021 Greater support for education and training needed in recovery plans, progressive education ministers say

After over a year of disruption for learners, the recovery must restore educational opportunities for all and support trainees and apprentices in Europe’s fragile economy, education ministers from the PES said today.

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11/05/2021 PES Women: the Istanbul Convention saves lives - 10 years on, it is more important than ever

The Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, known as the Istanbul Convention, opened for signatures on 11 May 2011.

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