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02/12/2017 António Costa at PES Council: Europe must unite to face down populism

Speeches from Mr Costa and Mr Stanishev underlined the close relationship between PS Portugal and progressive parties from across Europe, and the determination of socialists and social democrats to deliver solidarity and social justice for the people of Europe.

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01/12/2017 PES Council calls for immediate release of Turkish political prisoners

The Party of European Socialists has issued a strong declaration calling for the release of political prisoners in Turkey, and naming 10 MPs currently detained in the country by the autocratic regime of Erdoğan.

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01/12/2017 United PES parties endorse common candidate and commit to progressive alternative for Europe

The Party of European Socialists has voted overwhelmingly to choose a common lead candidate for president of the European Commission in the 2019 European elections.

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30/11/2017 PES secretaries general meet in Lisbon to discuss shared challenges

Secretaries general, campaign managers and senior organisers from Europe's progressive parties met today in advance of the annual PES Council in Lisbon, to analyse political developments in their own countries and discuss close cooperation in the coming months.

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30/11/2017 PES ministers support job-rich and environmentally sustainable industrialisation

PES Competitiveness Ministers will work towards a job-rich and environmentally-friendly industrialisation of Europe, and a deepening of the European single market that protects workers and consumers.

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30/11/2017 PES Women: From gaining to owning power

Where does power lie? What is the true role of women in today’s society? In a world which too often puts women’s issues on the back burner, women are increasingly willing to stand up for and protect their rights — but why has this not yet translated into increased political engagement?

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30/11/2017 PES Council in Lisbon: busy schedule ahead for more than 600 participants

Delegates and activists assembled in Lisbon for their annual PES Council have a packed schedule of debates, workshops, meetings and training sessions under the title 'Progressive Renewal: Europe'.

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27/11/2017 PES Council in Lisbon to decide on common candidate & debate future of Europe

Socialists and democrats from around Europe are preparing to gather in Lisbon for the PES Council on 1–2 December, where they will adopt a strong resolution on the future of Europe and decide on the process for choosing a common candidate for the president of the European Commission in the 2019 European elections.

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24/11/2017 Latvian social democrats welcomed as 34th full member of PES

The Party of European Socialists has unanimously admitted the Latvian Social Democratic Party 'Concord' (Sociāldemokrātiskā Partija 'Saskaņa', SDPS) as its newest member party.

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23/11/2017 PES welcomes wage growth commitment in European semester, urges implementing action

The Party of European Socialists has responded to the European Commission's Autumn Package for the European Semester by welcoming its reference to the European pillar of social rights, especially the commitment to decent wages.

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