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24/02/2020 PES: Banning a far-right rally in Sofia is the appropriate action by the Bulgarian authorities

For the first time in 17 years, the torch procession commemorating a nazi Bulgarian general from the WWII period was cancelled.  

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20/02/2020 PES: MFF must ensure proper funding for greener, more social Europe, with strengthened Rule of Law

The European Council must reach an agreement that allows the EU to deliver on progressive priorities like the Green Deal, the European Pillar of Social Rights and to endorse the Rule of Law, the PES said at a European Council preparation meeting in Brussels today.

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19/02/2020 Europe must act together to strengthen pathways for labour migration

Our family is committed to creating more safe and regular channels for migration to help people in need of protection, to address labour market needs and skills shortages, and to maximise the benefits for the countries of origin, the PES-FEPS Migration & Integration Network meeting in Brussels said today.

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12/02/2020 PES supports proposal for cross-party political group fact finding mission to Georgia

The Party of European Socialists supports the proposal to send a fact-finding mission of MEPs from the main political families in the European Parliament to Georgia to further investigate the Ugulava case.

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07/02/2020 Progressives put pivotal change on the EU’s 2020 agenda, PES conferences and Congress will drive this change forward

Europe’s socialist and democratic political family discussed strategy, the next multiannual financial framework (MFF), its upcoming Congress and a series of conferences on its main priorities this year, at a PES Presidency meeting in Brussels today.

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06/02/2020 PES: There is a new majority in Romania, the rules of democracy should be respected

The Party of European Socialists objects to the recurring attempts by the conservatives in Romania to make last-minute changes to the country’s electoral procedures in favour only of their own agenda.

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05/02/2020 A dangerous precedent: Cooperation of liberals and conservatives with the far-right in Thuringia

The Party of European Socialists is outraged that a dangerous collaboration with the far-right is taking place in Thuringia. In this German state, a Liberal Democrat has been voted in as regional Prime Minister with the support of the far-right AfD and the cooperation of the conservative CDU.

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30/01/2020 PES welcomes new Commission Work Programme that reflects core progressive priorities

The work programme for the first year of the new European Commission marks a major change for the EU which brings it much closer to the core priorities of the PES political family.

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24/01/2020 PES condemns conservatives’ pre-election tricks in Romania

The Party of European Socialists rejects the announced change in the rules of the Romanian local and county elections, just months away from the election date in May.

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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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