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29/04/2019 Frans Timmermans wins key debate in race for EU Commission top job

The socialist candidate to become the next President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, put in a confident performance tonight at the Maastricht debate, the first Spitzenkandidaten showdown ahead of the European elections. An online audience vote consistently showed Frans Timmermans in the lead, ultimately being voted the winner of the debate with 43% of votes cast in his favour.

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29/04/2019 From north to south, European voters are backing progressive politics

Spain is the latest country to say it’s time to put socialists and social democrats back in charge, the Party of Europeans Socialists said today as it welcomed the result of Sunday’s general election.

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16/04/2019 European Parliament backs key progressive policies in final plenary week

A green light for the European Labour Authority and new protections for workers are a welcome step for a more social Europe, but our work is not done the Party of European Socialists (PES) said today.

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15/04/2019 Finnish election shows progressive Europe is coming

The Social Democrat victory in Finland shows progressives have the momentum going into the European elections, the Party of European Socialists said today.

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10/04/2019 Negotiation is the only route through Brexit impasse

The UK Government and EU must work together to prevent the UK crashing out without a deal, the Party of European Socialists said today.

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09/04/2019 Social rights show progress, but a more ambitious Commission would have achieved more

Without progressives driving the social rights agenda, the Juncker Commission’s achievements would be even more modest, the Party of European Socialists said today.

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04/04/2019 SEN: We will build on progressive achievements as we continue our fight for equality

Progressives will keep pushing for policies which bring about a better life for all Europeans, the PES Social Europe Network (SEN) said today as it met for the last time during this European Parliamentary term.

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04/04/2019 Turkish government must recognise local elections result

The Party of European Socialists urges the governing party AKP to accept the result of the Turkish local elections from Sunday.

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01/04/2019 PES welcomes the result of the democratic opposition in the Turkish local elections

The PES is thrilled by the strong results achieved by the Republican People's Party (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi, CHP) in the local elections in Turkey and by all the democratic opposition.

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29/03/2019 PES closely monitoring situation in Romania

The PES has been closely monitoring the situation around the justice system reforms in Romania.

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