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May 26, 2016 5:45 PM

PES won’t tolerate any blackmail from Turkey on visa liberalisation

The Party of European Socialists won’t accept any blackmail linked to the negotiations on a visa liberalisation for Turkish citizens. 

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May 25, 2016 9:45 AM

PES Finance Ministers call for ambitious measures to tackle corporate tax avoidance

Rimantas Sadzius, Yonnec Polet

Finance Ministers from the Party of European Socialists met today in Brussels prior to the ECOFIN Council. The Ministers discussed measures to tackle corporate tax avoidance and promote fiscal justice. The meeting focused on proposals that would prevent corporation from using aggressive tax planning and profit shifting practices. PES Finance Ministers reiterated their conviction to effectively tackle tax avoidance and tax fraud and to close down tax havens.

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May 24, 2016 3:56 PM

Progressive European Affairs Ministers in favor of Common Candidate

PES GAC ministers

Progressive European Affairs Ministers backed the idea of a common candidate for the next European elections in 2019. S&D MEP Jo Leinen presented his report on the reform of the EU electoral Law. The participants agreed that the common candidate’s process (Spitzenkandidaten) is an important part of the review as it represents a major improvement in building a European democracy.

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May 23, 2016 5:21 PM

PES warmly welcomes new Austrian president Prof. Van der Bellen

Van der Bellen

The Party of European Socialists warmly congratulates Prof. Alexander Van der Bellen for his election as President of Austria. We explicitly supported his candidacy in the 2nd round, as representing an open, inclusive, modern, tolerant and pro-European Austria.

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May 20, 2016 1:50 PM

PES disapproves the decision to remove the immunity of the Turkish MPs

The Party of European Socialists finds unacceptable the latest move by the ruling AKP party to strip the MPs in the Turkish Parliament off their immunity. We consider the newly approved suspension of article 83 of the Turkish Constitution as another attempt to crack down on the opposition.

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