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25/09/2020 PES condemns further attempts to silence HDP by Erdoğan regime

The PES strongly condemns the Turkish government for yet another politically motivated attempt to silence the People’s Democratic party (HDP). The PES stands in solidarity with HDP and against this further crackdown on democratic opposition in Turkey.

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25/09/2020 PES Migration and Integration Network praises milestone plan for common European approach

The new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum is an important step towards a truly European asylum and migration policy - it is a workable compromise after years of deadlock on a common approach, the PES Migration & Integration Network said today as it welcomed the package presented on Wednesday by EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson.

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25/09/2020 PES Women: Women’s rights must take centre stage in new EU asylum and migration pact

Gender equality in EU asylum and migration policy is not optional, it is essential. That was the message of PES Women Vice-President Marja Bijl to the PES Migration & Integration Network today, where she called once again for a gender-sensitive and humane EU asylum and migration policy on behalf of PES Women.

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21/09/2020 FinCEN files reveal shameful behaviour by European and global banks, tough action must follow

The Party of European Socialists calls for tough sanction against anyone guilty in the large-scale money laundering uncovered by the ICIJ in the FinCEN files. The fraud amounts to more than 2 trillion dollars.

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18/09/2020 PES Women: democratic, female leadership in Belarus can no longer be silenced

We stand with all the women leading the democratic opposition in Belarus, this was the conclusion today as PES Women Executive members exchanged with Belarusian activists on the protests and women’s rights in the country.

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17/09/2020 We hear you Belarus: PES welcomes European Parliament resolution

The Party of European Socialists strongly endorses the European Parliament’s decision to stand with the people of Belarus and their struggle for democracy.

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16/09/2020 SOTEU: S&D and PES presidents call for courageous and swift action to transform EU

Leaders of Europe’s socialist and democratic political family have today called on the European Commission to be bold and to act now to make the EU fairer and more sustainable.

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16/09/2020 Socialist and democrat policies are at the heart of the State of the Union – now it is time to act

Responding to today’s State of the Union, the Party of European Socialists welcomed the inclusion of key progressive policies in the Commission’s priorities for the year ahead, but warned it would remain vigilant to ensure they were implemented in full.

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19/08/2020 PES backs EU action on Belarus

The Party of European Socialists supports the conclusions of today’s European Council meeting, which expressed solidarity with the Belarussian people and strongly condemned the actions of President Lukashenko.

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19/08/2020 PES welcomes agreement for social democrat-led government in North Macedonia

The PES welcomes the coalition agreement reached yesterday between the Social Democrats (SDSM) and the Democratic Union for Integration (DUI), which will see Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev return as prime minister of North Macedonia.

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