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08/11/2019 Lula must be released under the new rules of the Brazilian Justice System

The Party of European Socialists calls for the immediate release of former president Luiz Inácio ‘Lula’ da Silva, after the decision of the Supreme Court of Brazil to re-interpret the constitutional rules regarding imprisonment before final appeal. Justices ruled that imprisonment before final appeal violates the Constitution.

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07/11/2019 PES welcomes further sign of unity of the Polish left

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the decision of the Polish left to form a single group in the Polish parliament.

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06/11/2019 PSOE is the only party that can guarantee a progressive government to move Spain forward

Spain’s general election is a chance to cement the country’s positive, progressive, future.

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04/11/2019 European Unequal Pay Day 2019: PES Women call on the first female Commission President to close the gender pay gap

Today, on European Unequal Pay Day, PES Women is calling on the incoming Commission President to finally close the gender pay gap. The PES member organisation - which fights for female empowerment and gender equality - has mounted a campaign to end pay discrimination, and has sent a specially designed campaign postcard to Ursula von der Leyen.

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31/10/2019 Twitter’s ban of political ads is good for democracy

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the move by Twitter to ban all political advertising from its feed in order to protect the integrity of public discussion. The PES believes all political parties must be able to pitch their ideas to the public and engage in meaningful conversation, without distortion from big money.

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25/10/2019 PES Presidency in Helsinki agrees progressive priorities for new mandate

We will drive forward Europe so it is a beacon for sustainability and social rights across the world, the Party of European Socialists said today at the meeting of its Presidency.

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24/10/2019 Commissioner-designate Nicolas Schmit joins progressive EPSCO Ministers to discuss plans for new mandate

More social Europe, more equality and more fairness, this was the emphasis at today’s meeting of the PES EPSCO ministerial network in Luxembourg.

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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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18/10/2019 Decision to overlook North Macedonia and Albania is a deep disappointment

The European Council’s failure to green-light accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania is deeply disappointing and a missed opportunity for Europe, the Party of European Socialists (PES) said today. The European Socialists have been a long-standing ally of the two countries as they have attempted to begin the European integration process.

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17/10/2019 Unity today at the European Council will strengthen our Union for the future

The European Council must speak with one voice today to promote peace and prosperity in a previously war-torn corner of our continent, and move the protracted issue of Brexit towards an acceptable resolution, the Party of European Socialists (PES) Preparation Meeting said today.

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