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15/07/2020 PES Europe ministers urge EUCO to quickly strike a decisive deal on the European budget and recovery fund

Socialists and democrats are backing a swift deal on the next Multiannual Budget for Europe and a recovery fund which harness the potential of new own resources, Europe ministers from the PES said today as they met by videoconference.

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14/07/2020 PES Migration & Integration Network: COVID-19 response must protect refugees and other migrants

In the face of an unprecedented global, health, human and economic crisis, the EU must put solidarity and human rights at the centre and protect asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants, members of the PES Migration & Integration Network said today as they met by videoconference.

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14/07/2020 PES President in support of the protests in Bulgaria

Democracy, transparency and the rule of law must be upheld in Bulgaria – the mass protests in the country are on the right path to achieve this, the President of the Party of European Socialists Sergei Stanishev said today.

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10/07/2020 PES Women: EU Council must step up and deliver a recovery for women

PES Women has set out a series of policies to put gender equality at the heart of Europe’s recovery from COVID-19.

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08/07/2020 PES ministers for gender equality reaffirm commitment to accelerate women’s rights for a truly feminist and equal Europe

EU leaders must show a clear commitment to women’s rights and gender equality by creating a forum for intergovernmental exchange at the EU-level, progressive gender equality ministers agreed today.

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03/07/2020 Montenegro: PES welcomes historic vote approving life partnerships for same-sex couples

The Party of European Socialists and Rainbow Rose celebrate the landmark vote in favour of life partnerships for same-sex couples in Montenegro. Proposed and promoted by the governing Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS), and passed with votes from the Social Democratic Party (SDP), social democracy united to achieve progress and equality for the LGBTIQ community.

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02/07/2020 PES Social Europe Network welcomes Commissioner Schmit’s action on youth employment

Commissioner Schmit’s Youth Employment Support (YES) package is a positive move to support jobs for the next generation - a key priority for socialists and democrats - the PES Social Europe Network (SEN) said today as it welcomed the initiative.

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02/07/2020 PES tourism ministers’ declaration: a way forward to relaunch European tourism

Tourism ministers from Spain, Italy, Malta and Portugal today signed a joint declaration calling for a coordinated relaunch of European tourism which boosts the industry and guarantees the health and safety of tourists and local populations.

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01/07/2020 Youth Employment Support: Fighting youth unemployment is a priority for a fair and sustainable recovery

The Party of European Socialists (PES) warmly welcomes the Youth Employment Support package produced by Commissioner Nicolas Schmit and launched today by the European Commission.

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30/06/2020 PES: COVID crisis confirms the need for affordable and quality healthcare for all

Guaranteeing universal access to affordable and quality healthcare must be a priority for the EU, Europe’s socialist and democratic political family said as it adopted a healthcare declaration at a meeting of the PES Presidency.

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