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11/10/2021 PES condemns right-wing violence and intimidation in Italy

The Party of European Socialists expresses its full solidarity with the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL) after its headquarters in Rome were targeted by violent far-right extremists. European socialists and democrats will never allow intimidation of the trade union movement. Those responsible must face justice.

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11/10/2021 Socialists back increased cooperation to improve pandemic preparedness

The EU and its Member States must do more to be ready for new cross-border threats to health, ministers from the Party of European Socialists agreed today as they discussed the new EU initiatives to increase pandemic preparedness.

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08/10/2021 PES ministers urge progress on Migration and Asylum Pact based on shared responsibility and solidarity

The EU must urgently move forwards on the New Pact on Migration and Asylum, ministers from the Party of European Socialists said yesterday.

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08/10/2021 Polish Constitutional Tribunal ruling: European Commission must act immediately to protect the Rule of Law in the EU

The Party of European Socialists (PES) is extremely worried by the recent ruling issued by the Polish Constitutional Tribunal which declares the most fundamental provisions of the EU Treaties (art. 1 and 19 TEU) as unconstitutional and declines the primacy of European law over national law.

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07/10/2021 PES welcomes focus on protection for Afghans in danger at EU High-Level Forum

The PES commends EU High Representative Josep Borrell and Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson for convening a High-Level Forum on providing protection to Afghans at risk.

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06/10/2021 PES calls for progress on European future for the Western Balkans

Today’s European Council must send a clear message of support for the European perspective for the Western Balkans region. The enlargement process must be credible and consistent, prime ministers and leaders from the Party of European Socialists and its sister parties from the region agreed today in Slovenia.

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05/10/2021 PES commends Partito Democratico and Enrico Letta on their election success

The Party of European Socialists warmly welcomes the successful municipal election result obtained by Partito Democratico in Italy, as well as Enrico Letta’s victory in the by-election in Siena. The overall result strengthens the PD and the centre-left and constitutes a serious blow for the far-right.

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04/10/2021 PES calls for global push for tax justice after Pandora Papers revelations

The Party of European Socialists in the light of the latest revelations of tax avoidance uncovered by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in the leaked ‘Pandora Papers,’ calls to further advance global cooperation for tax justice. The documents reveal the use of complex schemes and shell companies to divert profits to no tax jurisdictions.

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01/10/2021 PES congratulates Secretary General Achim Post on re-election to Bundestag

The Party of European Socialists warmly congratulates its Secretary General Achim Post on his re-election to the German Bundestag after securing a direct popular mandate in the elections last Sunday.

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30/09/2021 PES Presidency celebrates wave of electoral successes for social democrats

Strong action to protect public health and save jobs during the crisis, combined with a vision of a fairer and more sustainable future, is resonating with voters and delivering electoral successes for social democrats across Europe. Today, representatives of PES full member parties and organisations welcomed recent election wins for PES members in Germany, Portugal and Norway.

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