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16/06/2020 Progressives urge swift agreement on recovery financing

Swift adoption of the recovery plan and the revamped MFF will be vital for our economies and our Union, PES Europe ministers agreed as they met by videoconference to coordinate ahead of today’s EU General Affairs Council.

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15/06/2020 Poland: Duda’s anti-LGBTI stance is a scandal and a sign his campaign is struggling

The Party of European Socialists is deeply worried that Polish president Andrzej Duda intends to run for re-election on a homophobic agenda, after he announced his intention to ban alleged “LGBTI propaganda”.

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12/06/2020 PES culture ministers’ declaration calls on the EU to protect artists and performers

Europe must support its cultural and creative sectors with dedicated recovery funding, a joint declaration agreed today by PES Culture Ministers states.

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11/06/2020 PES health ministers: now is the time to strengthen Europe’s health systems

Health must remain a priority even as COVID-19 is overcome, Europe must upgrade its health systems to improve resilience against future health crises, guarantee access to quality healthcare to all and ensure proper conditions for health and care workers, ministers from the PES said today.

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09/06/2020 An ambitious recovery plan is needed for Europe to thrive, FEN says

Recovery means transforming our future not going back to the past, the PES Financial and Economic Network (FEN) reiterated today as it backed an ambitious plan for Europe’s recovery.

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09/06/2020 Erdogan’s crackdown on opposition is illegal and antidemocratic

The Party of European Socialists forcefully rejects the detention of members of the Turkish Parliament Leyla Güven and Musa Farisoğulları - from our associate party HDP - and of Enis Berberoğlu - from our associate party CHP. The PES denounces these detentions as fraudulent, political and unjust. All three have been illegally stripped of their parliamentary immunity.

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09/06/2020 PES stands in solidarity as world remembers George Floyd

The Party of European Socialists stands with the Floyd family, the African American community and all anti-racism campaigners as they remember George Floyd, who will be laid to rest later today in Houston, Texas. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.

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08/06/2020 Young people must be front and centre in the recovery, PES EPSCO says

The recovery must meet the needs of young people or risk creating a lost generation of Europeans, ministers from the PES said today as they met by videoconference ahead of an informal EPSCO meeting tomorrow.

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04/06/2020 EU must work for a safe recovery of the tourism sector

The European Union must use its unique position to safely restart the tourist season, protecting citizens and tourism workers and allowing safe air and cross-border movement between Member States, ministers from the PES said today at an inaugural tourism ministerial meeting.

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03/06/2020 EU must step up and lead on international cooperation

As other world-powers embrace nationalism and protectionism, the European Union must step up as a constructive, resilient, sustainable, multilateralist and feminist force, European progressives have said.

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