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16/05/2020 PES condemns latest wave of arrests of legally elected mayors in Turkey

The Party of European Socialists (PES) is deeply concerned by reports that Turkish authorities have detained four democratically elected mayors from Halklarin Demokratik Partisi (HDP), an associate member of the PES.

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15/05/2020 IDAHOBIT 2020: Progressives are leading the fight for LGBTIQ equality

Socialists and social democrats from the Party of European Socialists (PES) are marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) (17 May) by strongly reaffirming their commitment to fighting discrimination in Europe and around the world.

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06/05/2020 PES welcomes historic milestone for the Western Balkans and its future in Europe

The Party of European Socialists (PES) today strongly welcomes the EU’s show of support for a European future for the Western Balkans. The EU-Western Balkans summit is a milestone on a historic journey towards EU membership for countries in the region.

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05/05/2020 PES Presidency: progressives are mobilising for a recovery which addresses all aspects of the crisis

Progressives are mobilising to make sure the recovery delivers a fairer and more sustainable future for Europe, the PES Presidency heard during a videoconference today.

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05/05/2020 PES Foreign Policy Network: EU must uphold values and live up to global ambitions as we tackle pandemic

The EU must reinforce the resilience of our democratic model and values - inside and outside Europe - and take on a global role as we overcome COVID-19, this was the conclusion of a PES Foreign Policy Network meeting today.

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04/05/2020 PES Finance and Transport Ministers call for green, social and sustainable transport sector

Progressive Finance and Transport Ministers today discussed with the European Commission Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans the strategic importance of supporting and transforming the transport sector as a key pillar of the European COVID-19 recovery strategy.

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04/05/2020 PES EPSCO: employment and social impact must be central to the EU Recovery Plan

The EU’s recovery strategy must fully reflect the employment and social challenges we face, this was the conclusion as PES EPSCO ministers met by videoconference this afternoon.

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02/05/2020 PES on Labour Day: Reducing social impact, protecting jobs, and achieving sustainability should be at the core of recovery from COVID crisis

With Europe in lockdown the PES took Labour Day online with a livestream featuring a progressive prime minister, commissioners and leaders.

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27/04/2020 PES Women and Rainbow Rose: EU must act to stop discrimination in Poland

PES Women and Rainbow Rose strongly condemn so-called “LGBTI free zones” in Poland and regressive legislation that further marginalises women and sexual minorities.

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23/04/2020 EU Council must back massive recovery fund today, solidarity is crucial

The European Council must take its lead from the spirt of collective action and solidarity that is thriving in communities across Europe, PES President Sergei Stanishev concluded during a videoconference with PES prime ministers and leaders today. The COVID-19 recovery fund must be massive and should support trademark socialist policies to save lives and protect jobs.

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