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28/06/2014 Socialist International Women Council in Mexico

Socialist International Women (SIW) is currently hosting its council in Mexico City . Women from 32 countries gathered to discuss on 'Declaration and Platform for action Beijing + 20' and looking at the concrete stepts that have been taken to improve the position of women since the UN Beijing Womens Conference held in 1995.

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26/06/2014 A more progressive Europe is our condition for supporting Juncker, say PES leaders

(Ypres, Belgium) Meeting in Ypres on the eve of the European Council, PES Heads of State and Government today gave their support for a more accountable and democratic European Union. The PES insists on a strongly progressive policy programme for the next Commission. The overwhelming message from EU voters is that they want change and that they want policies that address their concerns.

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25/06/2014 PES & Observer Party Mark Moldovan Accession Talks

The Chairman of the Democratic Party of Moldova (PDM), a PES Observer Member Party, was in Brussels on 24 June for Moldova’s historic signing of an Association Agreement with the European Union.

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20/06/2014 Achim Post welcomes PD

After the presidency meeting earlier today PES Secretary General Achim Post welcomed the Italian PD in the leadership team.

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20/06/2014 PES Finance Ministers discuss Economic and Financial Priorities

The Party of European Socialists’ (PES) Finance Ministers met in Luxembourg today for the first time since the European Elections. The Ministers assessed the outcome and exchanged views on challenges and priorities for the upcoming legislature.

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18/06/2014 Stanishev endorses Schulz as S&D Group President

Sergei Stanishev took his seat as an MEP in the European Parliament today, and congratulated Martin Schulz for his election campaign on behalf of the PES. Sitting in the constitutive meeting of the S&D Group, Stanishev also endorsed Schulz’s nomination as the new Group President.

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16/06/2014 Gyula Horn Room inaugurated in European Parliament

Following a joint initiative of the Hungarian and German S&D Delegations in the European Parliament, a room of the European Parliament has been named after Gyula Horn, former Prime Minister of Hungary.

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12/06/2014 PES & SDSM discuss elections in FYR Macedonia

Senior representatives of PES Associate Member SDSM (Socialdemocratic Union of Macedonia) met with colleagues at the PES on 5 June. President Zoran Zaev and Deputy President Radmila Sekerinska, PES Presidency Member, came to Brussels for an exchange with Deputy Secretary General Yonnec Polet at the PES headquarters.

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06/06/2014 PES visits Serbia

Between 4 and 6 June PES visited Belgrade, Serbia, to congratulate the newly elected leader of the Democratic Party Bojan Pajtic, meet several centre left parties, and assess the political and economic situation of the country after being hit hard by floods mid-May

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05/06/2014 Progressive thinkers reflect on the European elections 2014

On 4 June 2014, in the aftermath of the European elections, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) gathered progressive thinkers and politicians from all over Europe for a day of reflection in Brussels. Deputy Secretary General Marije Laffeber presented the Europe wide campaign the Party of European Socialists (PES) ran together with its member parties and the main challenges ahead. ‘Our central focus will remain on jobs, jobs, jobs, growth and on democracy. The PES and FEPS will soon launch the first Europe wide Social Democratic training Academy in which these themes will be at the core’, Laffeber stated.

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