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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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17/12/2019 PES denounces the detention of district mayor İbrahim Burak Oğuz in Turkey

The Party of European Socialists (PES) denounces the arbitrary detention of İbrahim Burak Oğuz, a district mayor from Izmir, from our Turkish associate member party CHP. He was charged after allegedly contacting a terrorist organisation by telephone.

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05/12/2019 International cooperation on the agenda of Berlin conference

Progressive change in Europe is only made possible by effective international political cooperation, the Party of European Socialists said today as high-level representatives from the international progressive family met in Berlin.

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29/11/2019 PES deeply saddened by Albanian earthquake and expresses its condolences with all those affected

The Party of European Socialists is deeply saddened by the death and destruction caused by the earthquake in Albania, which has claimed the lives of more than 40 people so far.

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27/11/2019 Commission’s headline policies are progressive policies

Thanks to the efforts of progressives, the European Commission approved today has a programme to respond effectively to the key issues facing Europe. But we will be vigilant and demanding to ensure the Commission President’s promises are delivered, the Party of European Socialists has said.

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25/11/2019 PES delegation stands in solidarity with the HDP and the Kurdish people

The international community must stand by the Kurdish people affected by conflict and repression, a delegation of progressives from the Party of European Socialists, reaffirmed as it visited Turkey and the border area with Syria.

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19/11/2019 PES regrets Trump’s disregard for international law

The Party of European Socialists regrets the decision of the United States administration to condone the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, ending the US’s four-decade long position that the territory is occupied in violation of international law.

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01/10/2019 PES backs Urpilainen’s progressive plan for International Partnerships portfolio  

By clearly outlining an approach based on the fundamental values of the European Union, Commissioner-designate Jutta Urpilainen has shown herself to be a strong choice for the International Partnerships portfolio, the Party of European Socialists (PES) said today.

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17/09/2019 PES pushes for positive decision on North Macedonia at next EU Council

The immediate start of the pre-accession negotiations for North Macedonia’s accession to the EU must be agreed at the next European Council, PES President Sergei Stanishev said today following a meeting with the country’s Prime Minister, Zoran Zaev, in Skopje.

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10/09/2019 PES ready to work together with our Commissioners for progressive change

The Party of European Socialists is looking forward to a close cooperation with the new European Commission and its ten Commissioner-designates from the PES family.

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