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17/12/2020 PES: recovery and MFF success brings hope for a better 2021

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the European Parliament’s endorsement of a recovery plan and Multiannual financial framework (MFF) which provides safeguards for the Rule of Law. The realisation of the European Council agreement from July puts the vital support progressives have been pushing for within reach.

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14/12/2020 PES environment ministers pledge to build on new ambitious emissions target

Thanks to socialists and democrats Europe is on course to lead the world on reducing emissions, PES environment ministers stated today as they welcomed the new emissions target and pledged to continue pushing for a more sustainable Europe.

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10/12/2020 Socialists urge EUCO to reach agreement on recovery and MFF which fully respects the Rule of Law

PES prime ministers, leaders and European commissioners today urged the European Council to reach an agreement on the recovery and MFF which fully respects the Rule of Law. Citizens should not be denied European values or a recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

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09/12/2020 Socialists from Europe's cities and regions join forces for the future of urban policy

Representatives of the Party of European Socialists yesterday led a discussion on a progressive agenda for sustainable cities with the PES Group in the European Committee of the Regions.

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08/12/2020 Progressive women strike back against 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, today's online conference reiterated.

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07/12/2020 PES Europe ministers: the rule of law and the recovery both need to be upheld

The continued refusal of the right-wing governments in Hungary and Poland to endorse the MFF and Next Generation EU must neither lead to a watering down of the rule of law, nor jeopardize the recovery efforts, Europe ministers from the PES warned today. Europe is on the brink of profound institutional deadlock which will dash the hopes of millions of people hoping for a recovery from the economic and social crisis caused by Covid-19.

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07/12/2020 PES agriculture ministers support a green and sustainable CAP

Negotiations on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) must unleash the green potential of European agriculture to improve productivity and support farmers in a sustainable way, immediately and for the long-term. The sector has a valuable role to play as the EU tackles pressing environmental challenges, ministers from Europe’s progressive political family agreed today.

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07/12/2020 Romania: election winner PSD must be given opportunity to form government

The PES congratulates its member party PSD on its clear victory at the Romanian general election. The final results show PSD has secured just under 30% of the vote – more than any other party.

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07/12/2020 Social Europe Network adopts plan to put citizen’s wellbeing at the heart of policymaking

MEPs, representatives from PES member parties and organisations, trade unionists and civil society today endorsed a comprehensive policy document which aims to put wellbeing at the centre of society. This principle - the wellbeing of citizens - must be a guiding framework for European Union policy, the PES Social Europe Network (SEN) agreed today.

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04/12/2020 PES supports PSD against scorched earth campaign ahead of Romanian elections

The Party of European Socialists stands by its Romanian member party PSD against the dangerous language used by the right wing in the run-up to the general election and calls on the conservatives, in particular president Klaus Iohannis, to stop its scorched earth campaign against the PSD.

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