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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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06/03/2018 PES welcomes 'votes at 16' in Malta

The Party of European Socialists commends the government of Malta and PES member party Partit Laburista for their decision to lower the voting age to 16 for national parliamentary and European elections.

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27/02/2018 PES General Affairs ministers discuss EU budget and rule of law in Poland

European affairs ministers from the Party of European Socialists in a meeting today in Brussels discussed the budget priorities of the EU 2020 and the state of the rule of law in Poland.

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23/02/2018 PES prime ministers discuss Spitzenkandidat and long-term EU budget

Prime ministers and European Commissioners from Europe’s progressive family today restated their determination that the next President of the European Commission must not be appointed behind closed doors, but must instead be the candidate able to command majority support in the European Parliament following the 2019 elections.

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