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24/05/2011 PES Secretary General meets SDP representatives from BiH in Brussels

(18 May, Brussels) PES Secretary General, Phillip Cordery, held talks with Damir Masic, the new Minister of Education and Science in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Sasa Magazinovic, President of the Parliamentary Group of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). The representatives gave an overview on the political situation in their country seven months after the Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

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10/03/2011 PES President meets Montenegro Foreign Minister on country’s progress on EU path

PES President Poul Nyrup Rasmussen met the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro, Milan Roćen, during his visit to Brussels to attend the 3rd EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee (SAPC).

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07/03/2011 PES against the withdrawal of Hatip Dicle’s mandate and other Turkish MPs

The Turkish Supreme Electoral Board decided on June 21th to take away the mandate of Hatip Dicle in the Turkey Great National Assembly. The board determined that he could not hold office while being imprisoned, whereas before he was allowed to be a candidate. Hatip Dicle is not the only candidate elected who was removed from his mandate during the last weeks.

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03/12/2010 PES Women adopts declaration on Women's sexual and reproductive rights in Warsaw

Around 100 participants from over 29 countries gathered in Warsaw on December 3rd to sign PES Women Declaration for equal sexual and reproductive rights for all Women in Europe.

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14/10/2010 Democratic Party of Moldova welcomed into PES Family

The Party of European Socialists (PES), at its Presidency meeting held in Brussels on October 14th, unanimously voted to accept the membership application of the Democratic Party of Moldova. The progressive Moldovan partner party had applied for the political affiliation earlier this year.

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14/10/2010 PES President Poul Nyrup Rasmussen meets with Zlatko Lagumdžija, SDP Bosnia-Herzegovina Leader

On 14 October 2010, PES President Poul Nyrup Rasmussen met with SDP Bosnian Leader Zlatko Lagumdžija after his sweeping victory in the Bosnian Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

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16/09/2010 High-level meeting between PES President Poul Nyrup Rasmussen and new CHP Chairman Mr. Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu

On September 16th 2010, PES President Poul Nyrup Rasmussen met with the recently elected CHP Turkey Chairman Mr. Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu. Discussions at the bilateral meeting focused on Turkey’s accession to the EU, the referendum on constitutional reform of September 12 2010 and increasing PES-CHP cooperation.

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24/04/2010 European Action Day for a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) big success with over 50 events across the continent

“Just like a tax of 0.05% on transactions, today’s events show that it doesn’t matter if the action is small - it all adds up“, so said Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, President of the Party of European Socialists (PES). Mr. Rasmussen was congratulating the PES activists who staged over 50 events across Europe, on Saturday 24 April, to promote growing calls for a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT).

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31/03/2010 A European Work Programme or a European Job Loss Programme?” PES criticize European Commission work programme priorities

Alors que la Commission européenne présentait aujourd'hui son programme de travail pour 2010, le président du Parti socialiste européen (PSE), Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, estime que "le programme de travail ne reflète en rien le courage politique dont elle devrait faire preuve pour faire face à la crise économique et financière actuelle".

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31/03/2010 A European Work Programme or a European Job Loss Programme?” PES criticize European Commission work programme priorities

Commenting on the European Commission’s work programme for 2010 presented today, Party of European Socialists (PES) President Poul Nyrup Rasmussen said that; “the work programme falls far short of the political courage needed to tackle the economic and financial crisis”. He added that “to face up to challenges of unemployment, social inequalities and climate change, the Commission must prioritise progressive growth policies, instead of continuing its obsession with fiscal consolidation”.

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