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05/09/2020 Social democrats call for societal reset

Only an economic and social reset will get Europe and the Netherlands out of this crisis, the social democratic family declared today at a Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) event.

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02/09/2020 Belarus: free and fair election is the only route through impasse says PES Foreign Policy Network

Socialists and democrats stand with the Belarusian people as they push for democracy. Europe must do everything it can to support the free and fair election they are demanding, the PES Foreign Policy Network agreed today.

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29/08/2020 Denied fair trial took an innocent life in Turkey

The PES is shocked and saddened by the death of a jailed Turkish lawyer demanding a fair trial. The 40-years old Ebru Timtik, died Thursday in hospital on the 238th day of her hunger strike in the prison of Silivri, near Istanbul.

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25/08/2020 SURE: PES welcomes lifeline for Europe’s workers

The PES strongly backs the European Commission’s proposal on financial support for unemployment risks, that have been presented to the Council of the EU for approval. We call on the Council to give the green light as soon as possible, so this European solution can be set in motion and Europe’s workers can receive the help they need.

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22/08/2020 PES congratulates Prime Minister Sanna Marin on election as leader of SDP Finland

The Party of European Socialists (PES) warmly congratulate Sanna Marin on her election as chair of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) of Finland, a member party of the PES.

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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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12/08/2020 The PES condemns political repression in Belarus, calls for EU sanctions on the ones responsible

The PES strongly condemns the violence and suppression of peaceful protesters and pro-democracy activists by the Lukashenko government in Belarus.

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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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06/08/2020 PES: We stand by the people of Lebanon, international support is crucial

The PES expresses its solidarity with the families of the victims, the Lebanese people and authorities in the country after the horrible blast in Beirut took more than 100 lives, injured thousands and displaced hundreds of thousands from their homes.

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