Kick-start for a better Europe: Socialists and Democrats endorse Frans Timmermans as Common Candidate, in Lisbon

Socialists and Democrats from all over Europe have gathered at the PES-Congress in Lisbon to discuss key issues ahead of the 2019 European elections and to acclaim the PES Common Candidate, Frans Timmermans.
Commenting on the Congress, S&D Group president, Udo Bullmann MEP, said: 

On the 70th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights, 10/12/18, publishes its 3rd issue

“MONITOR magazine is not only a superb publication to understand and learn about racism and antisemitism in Europe. Because of the political developments inside and beyond the EU,reading MONITORis becoming ever more important so that we can understand how to fight extremist tendencies. A must read for everybody!” Richard C. Schneider, Editor at Large, ARD

Styrenics Circular Solutions incorporates as independent organisation for the styrenics value chain to advance circularity

  • Styrenics Circular Solutions formally established as independent legal entity and collaboration platform
  • Incorporation enables the inclusion of value chain partners to jointly power innovative recycling solutions and resource efficiency for styrenic polymers

Styrenics Circular Solutions

The Party of European Socialists set out ‘blueprint for better society’ ahead of European elections

The Party of European Socialists set out ‘blueprint for better society’ ahead of European elections
The PES Congress in Lisbon today approved the policies which will underpin the PES’s campaign to win back Europe in May next year.

PES will strengthen a weakened Europe, re-elected PES President Sergei Stanishev pledges

Delegates at the Party of European Socialists Congress in Lisbon have today re-elected Sergei Stanishev as the President of the party.
Addressing delegates ahead of his re-election, Sergei Stanishev set out his vision for a progressive Europe – a Europe which is fair, free and sustainable.
After his re-election, PES President Sergei Stanishev said:

Coalition of Baltic Farmers

Baltic Farmers Call For Fairness On The European Single Market

BRUSSELS, 7 December 2018 - A coalition of farmers from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania has come together this week to issue a  letter to European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker, and Austrian Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, calling for a fair distribution of direct payments under the European Union’s Common Agricultural Po

European Parliament Committee backs Child Guarantee in European Social Fund Plus

Eurochild welcomes this vote which will for the first time recognise reduction of child poverty as one of the objectives of the EU’s future budget.
With a vote on the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) for the period 2021-27 on 3 December, the European Parliament Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) voted. to introduce the Child Guarantee with a dedicated budget of €5.9 billion.

Labour 4.0. – Strong Collective Bargaining to Shape Digitalisation

On 6 & 7 December, over 200 delegates attended the industriAll Europe Collective Bargaining Conference “Labour 4.0. – Strong Collective Bargaining to Shape Digitalisation” in Bratislava, Slovakia. They debated the role of collective agreements and workers’ rights in light of digitalisation. Key conference topics included the developments in collective bargaining systems, the low-wage recovery, growing inequalities including the east-west pay gap as well as working time and the future of pension systems.


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