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30/09/2018 The European dream prevails in Italy

The Party of European Socialists is proud of its member the Democratic Party (PD) in Italy, which today managed to show to the populist government in Rome that democracy, freedom and European values are in the very heart of the citizens

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27/09/2018 Jeremy Corbyn and Sergey Stanishev discuss cooperation in Brussels

The leader of UK Labour Jeremy Corbyn and PES president Sergei Stanishev discussed cooperation between both organisations after they attended the inauguration ceremony of Jo Cox Square in central Brussels today.

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26/09/2018 PES with a significant presence at the Labour party annual conference in Liverpool

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24/09/2018 PES horrified by far-right surge in Italy

The Party of European Socialists denounces the emboldening of the far-right in Italy, as shown by the Lega’s defamation case against MEP Cécile Kyenge and by the aggression to MEP Eleonora Forenza and her assistant Antonio Perillo, who was hospitalized as a result.

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19/09/2018 PES Prime Ministers stand against the far-right

Prime ministers from the Party of European Socialists once again call for European solidarity and joined efforts on the topic of migration. At the PES preparation meeting for the informal summit in Salzburg today, the progressive leaders expressed their concern about the latest actions from the populist and far right coalitions and governments in Europe, who are trying to shift the debate back to false solutions.

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18/09/2018 PES Europe Ministers caution Poland to abide by the rule of law

Socialist European Affairs Ministers expressed their strong concern about the complete lack of progress of the Polish government to conform to the rule of law, just one week after the vote in the European Parliament to activate article 7 (1) for Hungary. The Ministers met in Brussels today, where they also exchanged views on migration on the eve of the informal leaders’ meeting.

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15/09/2018 PES: Parties in Latvia should be able to campaign equally for the election

The Party of European Socialists strongly condemns the harmful interference of a government official in Latvia in the election campaign of our member party SPD Concord.

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14/09/2018 Building our campaign to win the next EU election

The PES Campaign Academy that will train activists to campaign for European social democracy in the next EU election was launched in Brussels today. 40 activists from across Europe will learn campaigning techniques and strategies to campaign around the PES common candidate and the PES manifesto, under the coordination of PES Deputy Secretary General Marije Laffeber. 

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14/09/2018 PES calls for tight grip on the financial sector 10 years after Lehman

The Party of European Socialists calls for a tighter grip on the financial sector 10 years after the crash of Lehman Brothers. PES president Sergei Stanishev said: “We are still dealing with the social consequences of the financial meltdown from 10 years ago. Our economies are weaker and our democracies are weaker as a result".

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12/09/2018 PES: The successful vote on Hungary is a victory for Europe. The Council now needs to press Orbán to change his course

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the vote in the European Parliament today which saw MEPs voting to trigger Article 7 (1) of the EU Treaty with 448 votes in favour and 197 against. The procedure is used in cases of serious breach of the values on which the Union is founded and could see Hungary’s voting rights in the Council suspended.

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