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31/03/2014 Young Bulgarians discuss European elections with PES Women President

On Saturday 29 March, the Youth Union of the Bulgarian Socialist Party met in the National Palace of Culture in Sofia to elect their new board and to discuss the issues affecting young people across the country. PES Women President Zita Gurmai addressed over 700 delegates from across the country, with a clear focus on youth unemployment and gender equality.

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30/03/2014 PES Common Candidate leads Spanish Campaign Launch

The PES common candidate for the Presidency of the European Commission received a stunning welcome in Madrid on Sunday. Martin Schulz was invited to address the PSOE campaign launch by lead MEP candidate and PES Vice-President Elena Valenciano and PSOE General Secretary Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba.

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24/03/2014 Belgian Parti Socialiste Launches European Campaign with Marie Arena as Lead Candidate

The Parti Socialiste (PS) named its top candidates for May’s European Parliament elections at their congress in Brussels this weekend. Marie Arena, Senator and former Minister-President of the Federation of Wallonia-Brussels, is heading the list of candidates.

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24/03/2014 As progressives gather in Amman, PES President Sergei Stanishev underlines importance of strong cooperation between EU and Mediterranean

Today, progressive parties from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa came together for a two day conference in Amman to discuss a common progressive agenda. The Conference started with opening speeches from PES President and BSP leader Sergei Stanishev, President of the S&D Group Hannes Swoboda, Jamil Nimri, member of Parliament of the Jordanian Social Democrats, and Hussein Gohar, chair of the Arab Social Democratic Forum.

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20/03/2014 PES leaders promise new industrialisation and social recovery

Leaders of the member parties of the Party of European Socialists (PES) met in Brussels for the final time before the European Parliament elections today. At a preparatory meeting for the European Council Summit, they focused on the key challenge for the next five years - translating a fragile economic recovery into a full social recovery.

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20/03/2014 PES Family ensures banking union deal protects citizens

After a long series of negotiations, representatives of the European Council and the European Parliament, headed by S&D MEP Elisa Ferreira reached a strong deal on the banking union early this morning. The negotiators agreed that the cost of an ailing bank should be covered by the banking sector itself, and that taxpayers should no longer have to carry the burden of the excess of the unbridled financial sector.

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20/03/2014 PES Women host empowerment seminar at UN HQ New York

In New York, PES Women builds bridges between local communities and international decision-makers. On Wednesday 19 March at 18.00 in the UN headquarters in New York, PES Women and Vision Films presented the film "The Threshold of the Desert", followed by a debate on women’s empowerment with the participation of representatives from UN Women, UNPD and the civil society.

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19/03/2014 Party of European Socialists Supports a Discrimination-Free EU Election Campaig

Today, the Party of European Socialists officially pledged our commitment to a discrimination-free election campaign, at an event organised by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) and the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Intersex Association (ILGA-Europe).

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17/03/2014 PES denounces illegal referendum in Crimea

Yesterday the 16th of March a referendum was organized in Crimea where voters could chose between joining Russia, or the return of Ukraine to its status under the 1992 constitution, which would give the region much more autonomy. There was no option for those who wanted the constitution to remain unchanged. According to exit polls, 96% of Crimean voters chose to join Russia.

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17/03/2014 PES Ministers of foreign affairs gather on the eve of Foreign Affairs Council

On Sunday 16 March, PES Ministers of Foreign Affairs came together to discuss the agenda of the Foreign Affairs Council. Among the issues discussed were the latest developments in Ukraine, including the unconstitutional referendum in Crimea and the sanctions imposed by the EU, and consequences for the Eastern Partnership.

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