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21/10/2019 PES welcomes new Rainbow Rose board

PES LGBTI Associate Member, Rainbow Rose, has elected a new board at its annual General Assembly in Madrid.

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14/10/2019 Progressives in Poland and Hungary gaining trust

Progressives in Poland and Hungary improved their results as they gained more support from voters, after they stood united with other progressive, democratic forces against the authoritarian drift in both countries. The results from the local elections in Hungary and the General election in Poland are turning the tide of nationalist, far-right populism in the region, the Party of European Socialists (PES) said.

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08/10/2019 PES deeply concerned about the Kurds in Northern Syria

The Party of European Socialists is extremely worried about the fate of the Kurdish population in Northern Syria, after President Trump’s announced decision to withdraw the US troops stationed in the region. The PES believes that this will open a power vacuum that can be exploited by Turkey to occupy and alter the population structure across the Syrian border.

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07/10/2019 Costa’s leftist policies endorsed by the Portuguese people    

The Party of European Socialists warmly congratulates Partido Socialista, our member party from Portugal, and Prime Minister António Costa on their clear victory in the general election held on Sunday.

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04/10/2019 PES Training Academy in Brussels and Leuven

Five years after the first edition in 2014, the PES European Training Academy gathered activists from all around Europe at the PES headquarters in Brussels yesterday. More than 40 representatives from more than 20 member parties were welcomed by Marije Laffeber, PES Deputy Secretary-General and by Michael Hoppe, Secretary-General of the S&D Group in the European Parliament.

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18/09/2019 PES rejects plans to regulate journalism in Poland

The Party of European Socialists rejects plans to regulate journalistic activity in Poland, as written in the election programme of the governing party PiS (Law and Order). European socialists believe Kaczynski is trying to use government action to curb the freedom of the press and limit dissent.

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16/09/2019 Progressive European Affairs Ministers: The EU’s efforts on strengthening the rule of law must continue

Frans Timmermans has been doing an excellent job on strengthening the rule of law in Europe - the Blueprint released in July sets the right tone for action - and the next European Commission should continue the work with the same level of ambition and vigour, according to the Ministers of European Affairs from the Party of European Socialists, who met in Brussels today.

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12/09/2019 PES Migration and Integration Network calls for equal treatment of all children

The Party of European Socialists called for equal treatment of migrant children and native children alike, at a public conference co-hosted with our Maltese member party Partit Laburtista, at the National Museum of Archaeology in Valetta. PES Deputy Secretary General Marije Laffeber, the minister of home affairs of Malta, Dr Michael Farrugia, MEPs Miriam Dalli, Javier Moreno and Julie Ward – from the S&D group – and Ann Marie Pisani from the Agency for the Welfare of Asylum Seekers and Alfred Grixti from the Foundation for Social Welfare Services took part.

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11/09/2019 PES Migration and Integration calls for bigger efforts to protect and integrate children

The PES network on Migration and Integration called for ambitious integration programmes for migrant children and for a focus on children and their specific need for protection in European migration policies. The meeting will start today in Malta, hosted by Partit Laburista and will end tomorrow with a public conference.

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10/09/2019 PES ready to work together with our Commissioners for progressive change

The Party of European Socialists is looking forward to a close cooperation with the new European Commission and its ten Commissioner-designates from the PES family.

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