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21/10/2018 In Memoriam – Wim Kok

It’s with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Wim Kok (1938 – 2018), former Prime-Minister of the Netherlands and one of the founding fathers of the Party of European Socialists.

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20/10/2018 PES: Parliament in Skopje voted for the better future of the citizens

The PES welcomes the vote of the parliament in Skopje to start the procedure of changing the name of the country as a first big step towards the European future of FYR of Macedonia.

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17/10/2018 PES lining up for 2019 elections with strong nominees for common candidate

With two submitted nominations for common candidate so far and a strong desire to lead progressive change in Europe, the Party of European Socialists kicked off its 2019 EU election campaign during the meeting of the prime ministers and leaders in Brussels today.

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08/10/2018 PES: Romanian people proved they stand for equality

The Party of European Socialists is pleased that marriage equality will continue to be enshrined in the Romanian Constitution, after the referendum to amend it failed. The voter’s turnout of 21% was too low for the referendum to be valid.

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30/09/2018 The European dream prevails in Italy

The Party of European Socialists is proud of its member the Democratic Party (PD) in Italy, which today managed to show to the populist government in Rome that democracy, freedom and European values are in the very heart of the citizens

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26/09/2018 PES with a significant presence at the Labour party annual conference in Liverpool

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24/09/2018 PES horrified by far-right surge in Italy

The Party of European Socialists denounces the emboldening of the far-right in Italy, as shown by the Lega’s defamation case against MEP Cécile Kyenge and by the aggression to MEP Eleonora Forenza and her assistant Antonio Perillo, who was hospitalized as a result.

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18/09/2018 PES Europe Ministers caution Poland to abide by the rule of law

Socialist European Affairs Ministers expressed their strong concern about the complete lack of progress of the Polish government to conform to the rule of law, just one week after the vote in the European Parliament to activate article 7 (1) for Hungary. The Ministers met in Brussels today, where they also exchanged views on migration on the eve of the informal leaders’ meeting.

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15/09/2018 PES: Parties in Latvia should be able to campaign equally for the election!

The Party of European Socialists strongly condemns the harmful interference of a government official in Latvia in the election campaign of our member party SPD Concord.

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12/09/2018 PES: The successful vote on Hungary is a victory for Europe. The Council now needs to press Orbán to change his course

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the vote in the European Parliament today which saw MEPs voting to trigger Article 7 (1) of the EU Treaty with 448 votes in favour and 197 against. The procedure is used in cases of serious breach of the values on which the Union is founded and could see Hungary’s voting rights in the Council suspended.

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