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08/08/2020 Malaysian government with yet another attempt to crack down on the democratic opposition

The PES condemns the latest move by the Malaysian government to arrest and charge Lim Guan Eng, a prominent opposition politician and leader of the Democratic Action Party (DAP).

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27/07/2020 PES Women expresses solidarity with women in Poland

PES Women is deeply worried by the latest move of the Polish ruling party “Law and Justice (PiS)” and its coalition partners who have announced intention to withdrawal Poland from the Istanbul Convention.

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16/07/2020 Socialists urge European Council to agree a strong, social and sustainable recovery deal

It is vital that the European Council backs an ambitious recovery strategy, socialist and democratic prime ministers, commissioners and leaders agreed in Brussels today.

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14/07/2020 PES Migration & Integration Network: COVID-19 response must protect refugees and other migrants

In the face of an unprecedented global, health, human and economic crisis, the EU must put solidarity and human rights at the centre and protect asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants, members of the PES Migration & Integration Network said today as they met by videoconference.

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14/07/2020 PES President in support of the protests in Bulgaria

Democracy, transparency and the rule of law must be upheld in Bulgaria – the mass protests in the country are on the right path to achieve this, the President of the Party of European Socialists Sergei Stanishev said today.

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30/06/2020 PES: COVID crisis confirms the need for affordable and quality healthcare for all

Guaranteeing universal access to affordable and quality healthcare must be a priority for the EU, Europe’s socialist and democratic political family said as it adopted a healthcare declaration at a meeting of the PES Presidency.

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23/06/2020 #PESTalks: Socialists unified in push for fair and sustainable recovery

Europe’s recovery must be guided by the Pillar of Social Rights and propelled forward by the European Green Deal, the socialist and democratic family said today during a #PESTalks livestream.

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15/06/2020 Poland: Duda’s anti-LGBTI stance is a scandal and a sign his campaign is struggling

The Party of European Socialists is deeply worried that Polish president Andrzej Duda intends to run for re-election on a homophobic agenda, after he announced his intention to ban alleged “LGBTI propaganda”.

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25/05/2020 PES GAC: A successful recovery means looking beyond short-term measures

A fairer and more sustainable Europe will be the hallmark of a successful recovery, PES Europe ministers said today as they met by videoconference ahead of tomorrow’s GAC Council.

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02/05/2020 PES on Labour Day: Reducing social impact, protecting jobs, and achieving sustainability should be at the core of recovery from COVID crisis

With Europe in lockdown the PES took Labour Day online with a livestream featuring a progressive prime minister, commissioners and leaders.

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