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20/10/2017 Progressive parties meet to prepare for annual Council in Lisbon

High-level representatives from European progressive parties met today in Brussels to plan the upcoming PES Council meeting in Lisbon. The members of the PES Presidency also discussed shared priorities for Europe’s social democratic parties, and began to plan for the European elections in 2019.

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19/10/2017 Progressive prime ministers emphasise need for European unity

Prime ministers and party leaders from the Party of European Socialists called for a united response to Europe’s challenges when they met to prepare common positions for the European Council meeting this afternoon.

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16/10/2017 PES welcomes key progress on posted workers reform

The Party of European Socialists today welcomes an important step towards creating a level playing field for EU workers and ending the race to the bottom in the European labour market, as a European Parliament committee voted to reform the Posting of Workers directive.

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13/10/2017 Transport ministers: EU mobility package is a real opportunity

PES transport ministers today adopted a common declaration entitled "Make the EU Mobility Package a real opportunity to create a fairer European road transport sector".

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12/10/2017 PES Fair Growth conference calls for progressive response to Europe's challenges

The economic and societal challenges faced by Europe must be turned in the right direction – a progressive direction – in order to reduce inequality as well as promoting growth. This is the main conclusion of a major PES conference entitled ‘Reinventing the European economy’, at which UN special advisor Jeffrey Sachs was the keynote speaker.

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10/10/2017 Reinventing the European economy

High-level party representatives, ministers, MEPs and members of national parliaments from the PES political family, trade unions and the civil society will discuss how to make globalisation work for everyone in a conference in Brussels on 12 October. Influential academics such as economist Jeffrey Sachs will participate.

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10/10/2017 PES Finance Ministers call for an ambitious reform of the EMU and a fair corporate tax for the digital economy

PES Finance Ministers had an exchange of views today on the future of the EMU in the light of President Juncker’s State of the Union address and that of other European leaders. They agreed to continue their discussion in coordination with the PES members of the European Parliament in view of the presentation of the Commission’s proposals on December 6.

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09/10/2017 Progressive Alliance and PES ask to step up international pressure on President Rodrigo Duterte of The Philippines

A delegation of the Progressive Alliance (PA) and the Party of European Socialists (PES) visited Manila today to find about the human rights violations going on in The Philippines, in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war against drugs. PES Deputy Secretary General, Giacomo Filibeck was a part of the mission.

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02/10/2017 PES congratulates Portuguese Partido Socialista on historic election result

The PES warmly congratulates Partido Socialista from Portugal on its landslide victory in the local elections, where it set a new record in both votes earned and city councils won, including 10 out of 17 major cities.

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01/10/2017 PES calls on Spanish and Catalonian governments to enter dialogue

Following the crisis in the context of the Catalonian referendum, PES calls on the central Spanish government and the Catalonian government to enter political dialogue, and supports the stance of PSC and PSOE.

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