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26/09/2013 PES President says Commission President Barroso could be accused of trying to hide the effects of the economic crisis as Social Communication stripped of key measures

Sergei Stanishev, President of the Party of European Socialists (PES) today urged Jose Manuel Barroso, the European Commission President to make the upcoming communication on the social dimension of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) part of a ‘radical overhaul’ of EU policy. In an official letter to the Commission head, Mr. Stanishev has stated that the Commission runs the risk of being accused of hiding the effects of the economic crisis.

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30/08/2013 PES at Korcula school to debate gender policies in South Eastern Europe

First organised in 2012, the Korcula school in Croatia is becoming a tradition. Organiser Dasa Silovic brought together over 40 participants for the 2013 edition currently taking place in the beautiful island of Korcula, birthplace of Marco Polo. The 2013 Korcula school focuses on lessons, experiences and solutions to help shape life-work policies and practices in South Eastern Europe.

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24/07/2013 PES Women President welcomes the adoption of new rule to increase women’s representation within the PES observer party from Tunisia, Ettakatol

PES Women President welcomes the advancements made in the field of gender equality and women’s rights at the last Ettakatol’s Congress in Tunis on 5-7 July.

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09/07/2013 PES observer party Ettakatol, Tunis holds Congress 5-7 of July with more than 300 delegates

Ann Linde, Head of International Unit at PES, held a speech at the Congress about the challenges of the new democracy and welcoming the new Ettakatol Women's Organisation, which was presented at the congress. Main issues were the new constitution, political and economic development and education policy. A new party board was elected. Mustapha Ben Jafaar was re-elected as party leader.

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01/07/2013 PES condemns savage murder of Egyptian Social Democratic party official

The Party of European Socialists has today condemned the savage murder of Yorsi Al-Masri in Egypt this weekend. Mr. Al-Masri, who was the Alexandria region press officer for the Egyptian Social Democrats (a PES Observer Party), was brutal set upon by a mob armed with sticks.

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26/06/2013 PES congratulates Albanian Socialist Party on parliamentary elections victory

The Party of European Socialists (PES) warmly welcomes the provisional outcome of the Albanian elections held on Sunday 23rd of June, which indicates a landslide victory of the Albanian Socialist Party (PSS), associate party of the PES. However, the PES strongly condemns the violent incident that took place during the voting day in which an opposition activist was killed and a candidate was seriously injured.

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21/06/2013 PES Women Annual Conference in Sofia

“It’s about time to close the Gender Pay Gap”, says PES Women President The PES Women Annual Conference, entitled “Women up! Against the Crisis”, took place today 21 June in Sofia, Bulgaria. This major event welcomed high-profile speakers from all over Europe to debate the consequences and solutions to the devastating effect of the crisis on women. The Conference was also the occasion to launch the new PES Women Campaign on closing the Gender Pay Gap: “Equal Pay, it’s about time!”.

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29/05/2013 New Bulgarian Government will be one with an irreproachable sense of integrity, responsibility and urgency, says Sergei Stanishev

The Party of European Socialists (PES) congratulates the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) for its central role in the formation of a new government in Bulgaria today (29 May). The Government will be headed by BSP nomineePlamen Oresharski. Mr. Oresharski and his cabinet were voted with 120 votes in favour. The BSP will be joined in Government by the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) party.

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29/05/2013 PES meets with BDP leadership to discuss about Kurdish peace process

Today (29 May) PES Deputy Secretary General Yonnec Polet and PES Head of the International Unit, Ann Linde met with Selahattin Demirtaş co-chair of Barış ve Demokrasi Partisi (BDP) and Eyyup Doru, BDP’s representative to the European Union.

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23/04/2013 PES Balkan Conference declaration calls for “a new momentum for EU membership”

At the conclusion of the PES Balkan Conference, socialist and social democratic leaders from the European Union and the Western Balkans signed a declaration between the representatives that called for “a new momentum of EU membership (and) a process back on track”. This renewed focus on accession to the EU aims to create strong and wealthy economies in the region. The PES family is committed to supporting the Western Balkans in “its steady progress on the path to EU membership”.

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