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25/02/2021 PES urges European Council to implement quick, efficient and fair vaccine rollout

The EU must live up to citizens’ expectations on the rollout of vaccines, prime ministers, European Commissioners and leaders from the PES said this afternoon.

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23/02/2021 PES rejects crackdown on opposition in Turkey

The Party of European Socialists rejects the attacks on its associate member party Halklarin Demokratik Partisi – People’s Democratic Party (HDP) - by Turkish authorities.

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01/02/2021 MEPs must be allowed to examine situation at Croatian-Bosnian border

The PES condemns attempts by Croatian authorities to obstruct Socialist and Democratic MEPs from determining whether reports of inhumane conditions for migrants at the Croatian-Bosnian border are true. The PES finds this to be a very serious incident – European lawmakers must not be impeded in their official duties.

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01/02/2021 PES Migration and Integration Network welcomes Commission Action Plan for inclusive asylum and migration

The European Commission’s New Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion is a welcome step to put inclusion and social cohesion at the heart of Europe’s asylum and migration systems, the PES Migration and Integration Network stated today as it hailed the plan presented by Commissioner Ylva Johansson.

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27/01/2021 PES home affairs ministers: measures necessary to contain the spread of the pandemic should not undermine Schengen integrity

European countries are having to take unprecedented measures to deal with an unprecedented crisis. This is necessary to save lives. At the same time, they must also embrace mutual trust and cooperation to safeguard Schengen for the future, PES home affairs ministers concluded today as they met by videoconference.

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21/01/2021 PES supports European Parliament resolution demanding the liberation of Selahattin Demirtas

The Party of European Socialists stands behind the resolution adopted today by the European Parliament demanding the liberation of Selahattin Demirtaş – a Kurdish opposition leader who has been held in prison in Turkey since 2016. Demirtas is the former co-chair of the PES-associate pro-Kurdish party HDP (People's Democratic Party).

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20/01/2021 Biden Harris presidency brings hope of renewed transatlantic relationship

Today’s inauguration marks the beginning of a new era of US-EU relations, the Party of European Socialists said today. After the failed experiment of the last four years, trust and cooperation can finally be rebuilt.

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19/01/2021 Imprisonment of Kremlin critic is an affront to the Rule of Law, he must be freed

The Party of European Socialists condemns the detention of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and welcomes the declaration released on behalf of the EU by High Representative Josep Borrell.

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07/01/2021 Capitol violence: a dangerous attempt to undermine democracy in the USA

The Party of European Socialists is deeply shocked and concerned by the violence at the Capitol in Washington yesterday – the latest consequence of President Trump’s continued attacks on democracy in the USA.

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03/12/2020 Europe’s progressives call for EPP and ECR to support democracy and prosperity for all Europeans

Member parties and organisations of the Party of European Socialists today jointly called on the European People’s Party and the European Conservatives and Reformists to take swift and decisive action to protect the Rule of Law, democracy, and the social and economic recovery of Europe.

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