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23/11/2018 Violence against women is costing us our democracy

Speaking ahead of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November), PES Women has warned harassment and violence directed at women in politics is undermining democracy.

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22/11/2018 PES calls for immediate release of Selahattin Demirtas after ECHR ruling, and welcomes statement by Federica Mogherini

The Party of European Socialists calls for the immediate release of the co-leader of its member party HDP, Selahattin Demirtas, after the European Court of Human Rights ordered the termination of his pre-trial detention.

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15/11/2018 One year on, we need action on the Pillar of Social Rights

The proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights last year signalled a clear change in the EU’s political course and placed social rights in the spotlight.

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12/11/2018 PES Europe Ministers call for greater respect for democracy

The Ministers of European affairs from PES member parties discussed the state of the rule of law in Europe at a meeting in Brussels this morning.

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08/11/2018 EPP and Weber craving for more power over EU

Following the election of Manfred Weber as the European Peoples Party Common Candidate, the Party of European Socialists (PES) welcomes him as the second contender entering the battle to become the next President of the European Commission.

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07/11/2018 PES Environment and Climate Change Network: Sustainability is the bedrock of socialist policies

PES member parties, MEPs, trade unions and civil society agreed today that sustainable development must form the backbone of all EU policies.

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07/11/2018 Democratic success in USA shows hope always triumphs over fear

The PES welcomes the midterm election result in the US, which has delivered a more diverse Congress than ever before.

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06/11/2018 Progressives come together for Common Candidate

European socialists and democrats, united behind a Common Candidate, met in Brussels today to set out their ambition for the 2019 EU elections.

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05/11/2018 PES unites behind Timmermans as Lead Candidate for 2019 European elections

The 2019 European elections are not just any election. The future of the European Union hangs in the balance. In order to further strengthen our unity, Maroš Šefčovič has announced that he supports Frans Timmermans as the Common Candidate to lead the PES family into the 2019 European Parliament elections.

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26/10/2018 PES Presidency confirms Common Candidate nominees and discusses priorities for 2019 campaign

Senior representatives from progressive parties across Europe gathered today at the PES Presidency meeting to discuss the upcoming elections and to hear from Common Candidate nominees Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy, and Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission.

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