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17/02/2014 PES organizes high-level seminar on defence

Today, PES member party officials and delegates gathered in Paris to discuss Europe's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).

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17/02/2014 PES democracy network: promote a European culture of rule of law

Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Timmermanstogether with his collegues from Germany, Finland and Denmark recently called for an EU level mechanism to protect the rule of law and fundamental rights. Reason enough to provide centre space to this topic today during the PES democracy network in the Hague, which was chaired by PES Deputy Secretary GeneralMarije Laffeber.

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10/02/2014 Elena Valenciano top PSOE candidate for European Elections

In Spain, the Spanish PES member party, PSOE, has chosen Elena Valenciano as their lead candidate for the European Parliament elections. As the campaign preparations went up another level this weekend,PSOE presented its top candidate before the polls which take place on Sunday 25 May.

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10/02/2014 Corina Creţu named top PSD candidate for European elections in Romania

Romania’s Partidul Social Democrat (PSD) has named its top candidates for May’s European Parliament elections. Current MEP and PES Presidency Member Corina Creţu tops the strong list of candidates.

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10/02/2014 Together we will #knockthevote for victory

"It is not enough to win the polls, we have to win the election in May", said Marije Laffeber Deputy Secretary General of the Party of European Socialists to 3.000 Romanian PES activists.

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30/01/2014 Martin Schulz receives backing for Commission President from Europe’s progressive mayor

This morning Martin Schulz secured endorsement for Commission President from the regional and local progressive forces in Europe in the PES group in the Committee of the Regions (CoR).

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26/01/2014 Martin Schulz launches Euro elections campaign with overwhelming SPD support

“When I am President of the European Commission, I pledge to live up to the trust that you have given me”. This was Martin Schulz’ open statement to a packed hall of SPD supporters in Berlin this Sunday. Earlier, Schulz had received overwhelming backing from the congress delegates with 97.3% backing him as their lead candidate for the European elections in May.

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18/01/2014 PES calls for international mobilisation against Spanish abortion law

Spain's conservative government has agreed to ban women from opting freely for abortions, outraging pro-choice campaigners who say the move will take the country back to the 1980s.

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07/01/2014 Macedonian SDSM leaders visit PES headquarters in Brussels

SDSM President Zoran Zaev and Deputy President Radmila Sekerinska, also member of PES presidency, came to Brussels on the 7th of January to meet the European Comissioner for Enlargement Stefan Füle. A visit to the PES party headquarters to meet the Deputy Secretary General Yonnec Polet and the Head of International Unit Ann Linde was also on the agenda.

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19/12/2013 PES heads of state and Government say EU summit fight is about jobs and real solidarity, not picking off countries one by one

The European Council summit meeting today “should have as its aim objective to create more and better jobs”, said Party of European Socialists’ (PES) President, Sergei Stanishev. He added “instead, we see yet more attempts to dilute the sense of shared economic and social standards and decision-making”.

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