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20/07/2018 PES: We need concrete measures to fight violence against women

A PES fact-finding mission, co-chaired by PES Secretary General Achim Post and PES-Women President Zita Gurmai, is on a three-day visit in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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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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29/05/2018 Asylum & migration policy to form key part of 2019 PES election manifesto

The PES Migration and Integration Network met today to discuss a draft note on asylum and migration. The note will ultimately provide a basis for the PES congress resolution and manifesto for next year's European elections.

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11/05/2018 PES welcomes the election victory of the progressive parties in Malaysia

The Party of European socialists congratulates the Democratic Action Party and Pakatan Harapan on their victory at the last General Elections in Malaysia.

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19/04/2018 PES and European Parliament unite to oppose Philippine abuses

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the overwhelming support of Members of the European Parliament to oppose human rights abuses by the government of the Philippines.

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04/04/2018 PES supports further Balkan integration, encourages EU pre-accession reforms

The Party of European Socialists stressed its support for a European path for the Western Balkans at the two day EU – PES Balkans high-level conference in Podgorica and Tirana. Prime Ministers from the PES family and leaders of the social-democratic parties from the region, PES and S&D group representatives, attended the event co-hosted by both our associate members – Socialists’ Democratic Party of Montenegro and the Albanian Socialist party.

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