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01/02/2018 Training Academy meets in Brussels to study election strategies

PES Training Academy participants from the class of 2017-2018 are meeting for the final time this week to formulate strategies for the 2019 European election campaign and then present their plans to a panel of MEPs.

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24/01/2018 PES: 2019 transnational lists would strengthen European elections

Electing some Members of the European Parliament using transnational lists would boost democracy and strengthen the European dimension of the elections.

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22/01/2018 PES leader calls for a fair trial for Lula da Silva

There is growing concern within the Party of European Socialists about signs of political interference in the trial of former president of Brazil Luiz Inácio 'Lula' da Silva. This casts doubts on the possibility of a fair, equitable trial.

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22/01/2018 PES congratulates Nicoletti on CoE parliamentary assembly presidency

The Party of European Socialists congratulates Michele Nicoletti on his election as President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

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12/01/2018 PES: Autocratic purges of elected mayors in Turkey must be reversed

The Party of European Socialists strongly condemns the Turkish government’s authoritarian purge of elected officials from opposition parties, including last week’s dismissal of Murat Hazinedar, the elected mayor of Besiktaş district in Istanbul.

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20/12/2017 PES approves Article 7 trigger, calls on Poland to respect fundamental values

The Party of European Socialists approves of the European Commission's decision to trigger Article 7 of the EU treaties, in response to the violations of the rule of law and the separation of powers by the government and president of Poland.

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01/12/2017 PES Council calls for immediate release of Turkish political prisoners

The Party of European Socialists has issued a strong declaration calling for the release of political prisoners in Turkey, and naming 10 MPs currently detained in the country by the autocratic regime of Erdoğan.

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01/12/2017 United PES parties endorse common candidate and commit to progressive alternative for Europe

The Party of European Socialists has voted overwhelmingly to choose a common lead candidate for president of the European Commission in the 2019 European elections.

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30/11/2017 PES secretaries general meet in Lisbon to discuss shared challenges

Secretaries general, campaign managers and senior organisers from Europe's progressive parties met today in advance of the annual PES Council in Lisbon, to analyse political developments in their own countries and discuss close cooperation in the coming months.

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30/11/2017 PES Council in Lisbon: busy schedule ahead for more than 600 participants

Delegates and activists assembled in Lisbon for their annual PES Council have a packed schedule of debates, workshops, meetings and training sessions under the title 'Progressive Renewal: Europe'.

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