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06/11/2020 New budget mechanism is a victory for EU values

Sustained efforts by the Socialists and Democrats has ensured Rule of Law conditionality will be included in the Multiannual Financial Framework for the first time. This is a victory for the progressive fight to defend the EU’s fundamental values, the Party of European Socialists said today.

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06/11/2020 Progressives pushing for a just and sustainable transformation for Europe’s cities, towns and villages

Europe’s citizens can count on socialists and democrats to promote fair and sustainable development models for their cities, towns and villages, ministers from the PES said today as they met by videoconference.

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05/11/2020 PES ministers for gender equality stand together against gender-based violence

Gender-based violence is intolerable and a human rights violation which has no place in a Union of Equality, progressive ministers stated today as they adopted a declaration calling for urgent action to step up efforts to fight gender-based violence, including ratifying the Istanbul Convention.

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04/11/2020 Democratic voice must be heard in US election

All valid votes must be counted before a result is declared in the United States’ presidential election – the Rule of Law and democratic standards must prevail, the Party of European Socialists said today.

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04/11/2020 PES Women: Not all tasks can be shared. But most of them can. Let’s close the gender pay gap now, together!

Today - European Unequal Pay Day - PES Women launches its annual campaign in cooperation with the Belgian socialist women’s organisation Zij-kant and the creative agency Mortierbrigade to raise awareness of the gender pay gap in Europe.

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03/11/2020 PES shocked and saddened by Vienna terrorist attack

The PES expresses its profound shock and sadness at the terrorist attack which took place in Vienna last night, which has killed at least four people and wounded 15 others. Our thoughts are with the victims of this vile and cowardly act of violence.

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02/11/2020 PES welcomes adoption of the expanded Youth Guarantee

The revision and extension of the European Youth Guarantee is a vital first step to tackling the emerging youth unemployment crisis, the PES said today as it welcomed the relaunched initiative to help young people access the labour market.

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02/11/2020 PES: The high turnout in Georgian election shows enhanced democracy

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the high turnout during the first round of the parliamentary election in Georgia, held on 31 October.

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29/10/2020 PES ENVI Network: EU must not compromise on green future

An ambitious European Climate Law must be brought into force, the PES Environment, Climate Change & Energy Network said today.

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28/10/2020 PES welcomes historic EU minimum wages proposal

We are one step closer to guaranteeing fair wages for all Europeans, the PES said today as it welcomed the EU Directive for adequate minimum wages put forward by European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit.

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