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18/07/2017 PES talking about the future at the IUSY festival in Albania

The Party of European Socialists is taking part at this year festival of the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY), in Jale, Albania.

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13/07/2017 PES condemns Polish government’s attack on independence of Supreme Court

The Party of European Socialists condemns the latest attempt by the Polish government to control the nomination of judges of the Supreme Court, which in practice ends the democratic separation of power.

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13/07/2017 PES congratulates Malta on approval of Marriage Equality Bill

The Party of European Socialists is very pleased about the approval of the Marriage Equality Bill in Malta, which has become the 15th country to legalise same-sex marriage. PES president Sergei Stanishev said: “Expanding rights is expanding democracy".

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04/07/2017 PES delegation defending HDP co-chair is ejected from Ankara courthouse

A delegation of international observers from the Party of European Socialists has been turned away from a courtroom in Ankara, where the co-chair of PES member party Halkların Demokratik Partisi (People's Democratic Party, HDP) is due to stand trial on charges brought by the Turkish government.

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30/06/2017 PES and Rainbow Rose welcome German vote, host major LGBTI conference in Madrid

The Party of European Socialists will have a strong presence at this weekend’s WorldPride celebrations in Madrid, not only playing a leading role in the parade itself but also organising a major conference on LGBTI activism on Friday 30 June.

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26/06/2017 PES congratulates Albanian PS on great election victory

The Party of European Socialists congratulates its associate Albanian member party Partia Socialiste on its great result in the elections on Sunday.

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25/06/2017 PES adopts LGBTI rights roadmap in run up to this week Madrid Worldpride

From 29 June – 1 July 2017 the Party of European Socialists together with its PES LGBTI network Rainbow Rose and PSOE will take part in the Worldpride and Europride in Madrid. In the run up the PES Presidency underlined the importance to strengthen LGBTI rights in EU legislation by adopting a roadmap.

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23/06/2017 Investing in democratic values: fighting populism and fake news

Populism is on the rise and fake news has become a reality around the globe. On all continents, progressives are facing the very same issues – issues that may have a devastating impact on democracy and on the values we have been fighting for, including gender equality, fighting discrimination, promoting rights of minorities, tolerance, freedom of the media, and social justice.

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17/06/2017 PES ready with a roadmap on LGBTI rights

A roadmap to strengthen LGBTI rights in EU legislation was agreed by the Party of European Socialists at their Presidency meeting.

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16/06/2017 PES Health ministers: Everyone has a right to high quality health care

Progressive health ministers have welcomed the Commission’s proposal to include rights to healthcare in its proposal for the European Pillar of Social Rights as a first step to increase the significance of health rights in the European Union.

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