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19/04/2021 Party of European Socialists reiterates demand to hold Frontex accountable

The Party of European Socialists reiterates its support for the public accountability of Frontex’s work, in the light of the attempts from the German interior ministry – run by Horst Seehofer - to obstruct the investigation of five cases of possible human rights violations concerning pushbacks of migrant boats off the Greek coast.

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16/04/2021 Build consent culture across Europe to stamp out sexual violence, PES Women urge

Meeting online today, the PES Women Executive called for a new narrative around healthy relationships: consent culture must become the norm across Europe to prevent and prosecute gender-based violence, specifically sexual violence.

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15/04/2021 Socialists push for new model focused on citizens’ wellbeing

Member States must become wellbeing societies, European socialist and democrats said tonight as they called for social rights to be put at the centre of the European Union.

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06/04/2021 Progressives united in drive to achieve EU’s climate neutrality targets

A healthier environment means a healthier Europe for all, the PES Environment, Climate Change and Energy Network agreed today as they discussed EU’s path towards climate neutrality and called for ambitious action to safeguard biodiversity.

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01/04/2021 PES Social Europe Network: Child Guarantee brings Social Europe one step closer

The Child Guarantee is yet another success on the road to a fairer society for all, the PES Social Europe Network (SEN) said today. After the Social Action Plan, the pay transparency directive, and EASE, this progressive initiative is yet another step taken towards the Porto Summit and a strong Social Europe.

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30/03/2021 PES Migration and Integration Network: Frontex must embody Europe’s fundamental rights

Frontex must change to become a true force for the just and humane management of Europe’s external border, this was the conclusion as the PES Migration and Integration Network met by videoconference today.

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29/03/2021 Transform transport to put EU on track for a green future, PES ministers urge

The EU must push ahead with green and digital measures to transform the continent’s transport system. This is a unified message from the PES ministers who met online today to exchange views on the EU Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, the potential of Europe’s railways, and the European Green Deal.

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25/03/2021 Party of European Socialists: European Council must prioritise greater vaccine access

A clear European strategy to meet vaccine demand must be implemented urgently, the Party of European Socialists said today as progressive prime ministers, European Commissioners and leaders met by videoconference.

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24/03/2021 Child Guarantee: with one in five children living in poverty it is time for socialist initiative to become reality

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament and the Party of European Socialists jointly welcome today’s Commission proposal for a Council Recommendation to establish the Child Guarantee, under the leadership of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit.

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22/03/2021 PES GAC backs greater European coordination on COVID-19 response

A truly European approach based on equality, rights and protecting public health must be central to EU coordination on COVID-19, Europe ministers from the PES underlined today as they met by videoconference.

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