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22/01/2018 PES congratulates Nicoletti on CoE parliamentary assembly presidency

The Party of European Socialists congratulates Michele Nicoletti on his election as President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

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19/01/2018 Europe's social democrats welcome SPD's landmark EU stance in pre-coalition talks

The Party of European Socialists warmly welcomes the new position on Europe negotiated by the SPD in its pre-talks discussion on a future German coalition government.

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12/01/2018 PES: Autocratic purges of elected mayors in Turkey must be reversed

The Party of European Socialists strongly condemns the Turkish government’s authoritarian purge of elected officials from opposition parties, including last week’s dismissal of Murat Hazinedar, the elected mayor of Besiktaş district in Istanbul.

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20/12/2017 PES approves Article 7 trigger, calls on Poland to respect fundamental values

The Party of European Socialists approves of the European Commission's decision to trigger Article 7 of the EU treaties, in response to the violations of the rule of law and the separation of powers by the government and president of Poland.

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18/12/2017 PES energy ministers support a progressive European energy agenda

Ahead of today's EU energy council, PES energy ministers met today to discuss a progressive agenda for Europe.

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14/12/2017 Progressive PMs will strengthen social agenda and EMU, praise PESCO

Genuine social and economic progress are finally within our grasp if Europe’s leaders are willing to give them the emphasis they deserve. This was the view of Party of European Socialists prime ministers at their coordination meeting ahead of the European Council today.

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13/12/2017 PES president addresses democratic procedures and Schengen in Strasbourg press conference

The PES family should be the flagship of democratic and transparent processes in the EU, including selecting candidates for the next president of the European Commission, said Sergei Stanishev in a media statement in Strasbourg on Wednesday.

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12/12/2017 Michael Roth: Long-awaited social agenda is essential for Europe

The General Affairs Council is meeting today in Brussels to prepare the agenda of the December European Council.

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08/12/2017 Pharmaceutical policy and affordable medicines on the PES agenda

Progressive health ministers today in Brussels discussed pharmaceutical policy in the EU and called on member states to ensure affordable access to safe medicinal products.

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07/12/2017 PES delegation in Turkey supports HDP co-chair in political trial

A delegation from the Party of European Socialists visited Turkey today to show solidarity to Selahattin Demirtas, co-chair of our Kurdish associate member party Halkların Demokratik Partisi (People's Democratic Party, HDP), as his hearing was held today in the Sincan prison outside Ankara.

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