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22/05/2018 PES: Facebook must defend European elections from foreign interference

Mark Zuckerberg failed to assure the European Parliament that Facebook would not allow foreign interference during the European elections in 2019, says the Party of European Socialists after today's appearance of Facebook's CEO before the EP Conference of Presidents.

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11/05/2018 PES welcomes the election victory of the progressive parties in Malaysia

The Party of European socialists congratulates the Democratic Action Party and Pakatan Harapan on their victory at the last General Elections in Malaysia.

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11/04/2018 PES congratulates PES Women president Zita Gurmai on her election as a Hungarian MP

The Party of European Socialists congratulates PES Women president Zita Gurmai on her election as a member of the Hungarian parliament. The PES values her commitment to women’s rights and her determination to fight the reactionary, authoritarian government led by Viktor Orban.

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09/04/2018 PES regrets victory of Orban on a xenophobic, anti-European ticket

The Party of European Socialists regrets the victory of Viktor Orban and Fidesz in the Hungarian elections, particularly because of the xenophobic, anti-Semitic and anti-European rhetoric used in the campaign and in government.

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04/04/2018 PES supports further Balkan integration, encourages EU pre-accession reforms

The Party of European Socialists stressed its support for a European path for the Western Balkans at the two day EU – PES Balkans high-level conference in Podgorica and Tirana. Prime Ministers from the PES family and leaders of the social-democratic parties from the region, PES and S&D group representatives, attended the event co-hosted by both our associate members – Socialists’ Democratic Party of Montenegro and the Albanian Socialist party.

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30/03/2018 PES welcomes election of Olivier Faure as First Secretary of PS France

The Party of European Socialists would like to congratulate Olivier Faure on his election as Premier Secrétaire of our French party, Parti Socialiste.

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22/03/2018 PES leaders welcome first steps towards fair taxation, reinforced social rights

There are welcome signs of progress towards a Europe that works for everyone, with strong social rights and fair taxation for everyone. This was the verdict of prime ministers and leaders from the PES family in their meeting immediately before the European Council today.

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20/03/2018 PES European Affairs Ministers prepare for the March European Council

European affairs ministers from the Party of European Socialists in a meeting today in preparation of the March European Council discussed digital taxation and the rule of law in Poland. They welcomed the Commission’s initiative to include social indicators in the European Semester and for paying closer attention to national tax regimes.

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14/03/2018 PES supports action on tax fraud

The Party of European Socialists supports today's decision of the European finance ministers to make intermediaries -- tax advisors, accountants and lawyers -- legally accountable for cases of tax fraud or tax dodging.

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13/03/2018 PES fully supports PD Italy in its renewal process

The Party of European Socialists stands ready to support the Italian Partito Democratico in the renewal process that will accompany the election of a new leader.

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