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20/06/2018 PES president congratulates SPD for securing German support for eurozone reform

The PES welcomes the fact that our views are reflected in the French and German governments' declaration on eurozone reform at Meseberg.

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20/06/2018 PES common candidate nominations due by 19 October

The Party of European Socialists will announce nominations for its common candidate for the President of the European Commission by 19 October this year, it was agreed today by representatives of PES member parties and organisations.

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20/06/2018 US government must stop tearing families apart

On World Refugee Day, the PES strongly condemns the inhumane and brutal policy, introduced by US president Donald Trump, of forcibly separating children from their parents.

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20/06/2018 The world needs progressive refugee policies

Progressive refugee policies will literally make the difference between life and death for thousands of men, women and children, argues the PES on World Refugee Day.

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15/06/2018 PES calls on all member parties to support Tsipras- Zaev agreement

The Party of European Socialists calls for all progressives and its member parties to support the historic agreement on the decade-long name dispute and for the governments of Athens and Skopje that reached it.

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13/06/2018 Turkey must release detained politician before elections

The presidents of the PES and the Socialists & Democrats group in the European Parliament have issued a joint statement calling for free and fair elections in Turkey, including the release of opposition leader Selahattin Demirtaş.

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12/06/2018 PES welcomes historic agreement between Athens and Skopje

The PES warmly welcomes the agreement reached by prime ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev, and the governments in Athens and Skopje, in the long-running dispute over the name of the former Yugoslav republic.

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11/06/2018 PES to finalise common candidate selection procedure

The Party of European Socialists will finalise the programme for selecting its common candidate for the 2019 elections at a special meeting in Riga, Latvia later this month.

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11/06/2018 PES: Italian right-wing populists risk innocent lives for electoral gain

The new government of Italy, an alliance of populists and the far right, has refused to allow a rescue ship to dock in the southern Italian port of Palermo because it fears a loss of support in local elections.

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08/06/2018 PES condemns violence directed against opposition parties in Egypt

The PES is appalled by a violent attack on the leadership and supporters of the Civil Democratic Movement (ESDP) in Egypt during an iftar dinner earlier this week.

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