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04/07/2017 PES delegation defending HDP co-chair is ejected from Ankara courthouse

A delegation of international observers from the Party of European Socialists has been turned away from a courtroom in Ankara, where the co-chair of PES member party Halkların Demokratik Partisi (People's Democratic Party, HDP) is due to stand trial on charges brought by the Turkish government.

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23/06/2017 Investing in democratic values: fighting populism and fake news

Populism is on the rise and fake news has become a reality around the globe. On all continents, progressives are facing the very same issues – issues that may have a devastating impact on democracy and on the values we have been fighting for, including gender equality, fighting discrimination, promoting rights of minorities, tolerance, freedom of the media, and social justice.

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01/06/2017 PES assembles special task force for tackling the future of EU, globalisation and social rights

Leaders from PES member parties, ministers and secretaries of state from the EU, Senior Party representatives assembled in Brussels to agree a common position on future priorities for the European Union.

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18/05/2017 PES wishes success to its Macedonian member party in forming a government

The Party of European Socialists warmly welcomes President Ivanov of FYR of Macedonia's decision finally to ask Zoran Zaev, from our associate party SDSM, to form a government.

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12/05/2017 PES representatives visit Palestine & Israel

Representatives of the Party of European Socialists returned this week from Palestine and Israel where they met with members of associate parties in the region.

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28/04/2017 PES and GPF launch initiative to strengthen Europe -Latin America relations

From 27 to 29 April, PES Deputy Secretary General Marije Laffeber and PES Women President Zita Gurmai joined the Global Progressive Forum delegation taking part in a conference to strengthen the partnership between Europe and Latin America.

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21/04/2017 New refugee policy must reflect European solidarity

Tackling war, climate change and poverty that forces people to become refugees is an important step towards creating a safer world, PES Deputy Secretary General Marije Laffeber will tell an audience in Athens today.

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16/04/2017 PES: EU should expand its monitoring missions in Turkey after the referendum

The PES is deeply disappointed by the outcome of the referendum in Turkey, announced by the Turkish authorities.

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13/04/2017 PES delegation urges release of Yüksekdağ and all political prisoners

Representatives from the Party of European Socialists are in Turkey to press for the immediate release of Figen Yüksekdağ, co-chair of our member party Halkların Demokratik Partisi (People's Democratic Party, HDP).

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07/04/2017 Stanishev and Schulz address young socialists

Young socialists from more than 30 countries and hundreds of representatives from the progressive youth in Europe are gathering in Germany.

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