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08/02/2018 PES welcomes crackdown on fraudulent 'letterbox companies'

The Party of European Socialists has welcomed a court ruling which will help close legal loopholes allowing fraudulent companies to dodge their social security obligations.

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06/02/2018 PES supports Commission’s new Western Balkan strategy

The PES welcomes the new Commission strategy adopted today on the Western Balkans' European prospects.

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06/02/2018 PES: We created the Spitzenkandidat process, now we're fighting for it

The Party of European Socialists has pledged its strong support for the Spitzenkandidat process in 2019 and challenged other European political parties to follow suit.

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06/02/2018 Philippines shouldn’t follow the path of isolation

The Party of European Socialists is concerned by the announcement of the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte that he will reject millions of EU development aid for ideological reasons. This would certainly result in unnecessary suffering for the worse off in the Philippines.

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05/02/2018 PES network presses for progressive reform of EU asylum system

Addressing the challenges and opportunities of asylum and migration requires a long-term, sustainable strategy based on the values of solidarity, responsibility and humanitarianism. This is the key principle that underpinned detailed discussions at the PES Migration and Integration Network meeting on Friday 2 February.

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02/02/2018 PES Women executive members discuss BSP's Istanbul Convention stance

Today in Brussels, the PES Women Executive discussed the disappointing position of the Bulgarian Socialist Party to reject the ratification of the Istanbul Convention. The discussion took place in the presence of BSP deputy chairperson Denitsa Zlateva.

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01/02/2018 PES deeply concerned with Polish revision of history

The Party of European Socialists strongly disapproves of the bill passed by the Polish governing majority to define ‘acceptable’ and ‘unacceptable’ forms of referring to the Holocaust in Poland.

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01/02/2018 Training Academy meets in Brussels to study election strategies

PES Training Academy participants from the class of 2017-2018 are meeting for the final time this week to formulate strategies for the 2019 European election campaign and then present their plans to a panel of MEPs.

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31/01/2018 PES supports Pittella for Italian Senate

The Party of European Socialists supports the president of the S&D group at the European Parliament Gianni Pittella in the Italian election. He will be running for the Senate in the lists of PES member Partito Democratico.

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31/01/2018 Financial & economic network calls to strengthen EMU

Financial and economic experts from PES member parties, the S&D Group of the European Parliament, trade unions and civil society, met today to discuss policies for the deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union.

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