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24/01/2020 PES condemns conservatives’ pre-election tricks in Romania

The Party of European Socialists rejects the announced change in the rules of the Romanian local and county elections, just months away from the election date in May.

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08/01/2020 PES delegation supports Demirtaş at hearing in Turkey

A PES delegation led by Deputy Secretary-General Giacomo Filibeck attended the hearing of Selahattin Demirtaş at the Sincan prison in Ankara today.

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07/01/2020 PES welcomes Pedro Sánchez as Prime Minister of Spain, leading a new progressive coalition government

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the election of the leader of PSOE Pedro Sánchez as prime minister of Spain, who will lead the new progressive coalition government of the country.

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06/01/2020 Milanovic and social democracy victorious in Croatian presidential elections

The PES is happy to congratulate social-democratic former prime minister of Croatia Zoran Milanovic, who defeated the conservative Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic (EPP) in the second round of the presidential election in the country this Sunday.

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21/10/2019 PES welcomes new Rainbow Rose board

PES LGBTI Associate Member, Rainbow Rose, has elected a new board at its annual General Assembly in Madrid.

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14/10/2019 Progressives in Poland and Hungary gaining trust

Progressives in Poland and Hungary improved their results as they gained more support from voters, after they stood united with other progressive, democratic forces against the authoritarian drift in both countries. The results from the local elections in Hungary and the General election in Poland are turning the tide of nationalist, far-right populism in the region, the Party of European Socialists (PES) said.

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08/10/2019 PES deeply concerned about the Kurds in Northern Syria

The Party of European Socialists is extremely worried about the fate of the Kurdish population in Northern Syria, after President Trump’s announced decision to withdraw the US troops stationed in the region. The PES believes that this will open a power vacuum that can be exploited by Turkey to occupy and alter the population structure across the Syrian border.

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07/10/2019 Costa’s leftist policies endorsed by the Portuguese people    

The Party of European Socialists warmly congratulates Partido Socialista, our member party from Portugal, and Prime Minister António Costa on their clear victory in the general election held on Sunday.

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04/10/2019 PES Training Academy in Brussels and Leuven

Five years after the first edition in 2014, the PES European Training Academy gathered activists from all around Europe at the PES headquarters in Brussels yesterday. More than 40 representatives from more than 20 member parties were welcomed by Marije Laffeber, PES Deputy Secretary-General and by Michael Hoppe, Secretary-General of the S&D Group in the European Parliament.

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18/09/2019 PES rejects plans to regulate journalism in Poland

The Party of European Socialists rejects plans to regulate journalistic activity in Poland, as written in the election programme of the governing party PiS (Law and Order). European socialists believe Kaczynski is trying to use government action to curb the freedom of the press and limit dissent.

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