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22/10/2020 PES condemns stealthy abortion restriction in Poland

The Party of European Socialists deplores the ruling by the Polish Constitutional Court that abortion due to foetal defects is unconstitutional. This decision radically limits the rights of Polish women.

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21/10/2020 2021 Commission work programme: EU must deliver on progressive priorities to secure a recovery for all

Socialist and democratic Commissioners are continuing to fight for a fairer and more sustainable Europe for all, the Party of European Socialists said today as it welcomed the progressive priorities in the European Commission’s new work programme. Delivering on all these policies will be key to guaranteeing a recovery that leaves nobody behind.

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19/10/2020 PES congratulates Jacinda Ardern and New Zealand Labour on spectacular victory

The Party of European Socialists congratulates Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the New Zealand Labour Party on their spectacular result at the election on Saturday.

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16/10/2020 The Party of European Socialists united for swift recovery, respecting the Rule of Law

Representatives from PES member parties across Europe today urged Member States to deliver on the recovery without compromising on European values.

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15/10/2020 PES: EUCO must secure the recovery without compromising on European values

Socialists and democrats will today push for a swift conclusion to the MFF and the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), but we will not waver on our commitment to the Rule of Law. This was the conclusion as PES prime ministers, European commissioners and leaders met in Brussels this afternoon to coordinate ahead of the European Council.

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13/10/2020 PES EPSCO ministers push for a fair recovery for all workers

Europe’s recovery will only be successful if it works for all workers, PES ministers said today as they met by videoconference with European commissioners Nicolas Schmit and Helena Dalli, MEPs and trade unionists.

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12/10/2020 PES welcomes overwhelming victory of Michael Ludwig and SPÖ in Vienna

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the clear win by Michael Ludwig and SPÖ in the election held yesterday in Vienna.

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12/10/2020 PES Europe ministers urge vigilance on the Rule of Law and fast implementation of the Recovery Plan

The EU is a community of values and every Member State must respect that, Europe ministers from the PES stated today as they met to coordinate ahead of tomorrow’s General Affairs Council (GAC).

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08/10/2020 PES welcomes milestone Climate Law

The PES welcomes the EU Climate Law vote by the European Parliament which brings the EU a step closer to a greener future - progressive political ambitions are now closer to becoming binding legislation.

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06/10/2020 PES Women: Angela Merkel must unblock ’Women on Boards’ Directive

Women make up less than 30% of board members and only 8% of CEOs of the largest listed companies in the EU. This gender inequality in economic decision-making is not only unfair, it is a waste of human resources, talent and innovative potential, PES Women said today as it called for the EU’s Women on Boards Directive to be implemented.

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