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15/04/2014 Statement from PES President in Response to Basescu’s TV threats on 12 April

Sergei Stanishev, PES President, today condemned the veiled threats issued by Romanian President Traian Basescu against an MP investigating allegations of corruption against Basescu’s daughter:

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15/04/2014 PES meets Asian progressive allies ahead of EU-Asia Summit

PES attended the Soc Dem Asia annual conference in Singapore 13-14 of April 2014. Soc Dem Asia brings together more than ten Asian social democratic and progressive parties.

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14/04/2014 PES Women President and Estonian Social Affairs Minister call for immediate action on Equal Pay

During her visit to Estonia, Zita Gurmai, PES Women President met with Social Affairs Minister Helmen Kütt and discussed the worrying existing gender pay gap in Estonia.

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13/04/2014 Power to women for European Elections in Pärnu; closing the gender pay gap!

Today, the Social Democratic Party of Estonia (SDE) is hosting this years 3rd event of the Equal Pay Action Days. Between 9 and 21 April different actions and gatherings are organised to raise awareness and mark the Equal Pay Day in Estonia, which is the highest in the EU reaching 30%. Thanks to KADRI, the SDE women's organisation, the Equal Pay Day as well as an Action Plan by the government were put into place in 2011 and yearly specific recommendations and actions have been put forward to reduce and eventually close the gender pay gap.

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11/04/2014 PES Presidency sets out battle plans for European Election Campaign

The PES Presidency met today in Brussels to discuss the coordination of its European election campaign. Member parties made clear that they will demonstrate in the coming six weeks the clear and fundamental differences between the Party of European Socialists (PES) member parties and the Conservative parties of the EPP group.

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09/04/2014 Schulz connects more with voters as Top European candidates clash on France 24

This evening France24 hosted the first head-to-head debate between Martin Schulz, PES Candidate for European Commission President, and his conservative opponent and former chair of the Eurogroup, Jean-Claude Juncker.

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07/04/2014 Martin Schulz joins Elio Di Rupo at progressive rally in Brussels

The Party of European Socialists gathered in Brussels at a three-day conference with friends, partners and members from all over Europe last week. Participants outlined the key issues for the European elections at the Renaissance of Europe event, organised by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS)

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04/04/2014 PES demonstrates with ETUC for quality jobs and a social Europe

Today hundreds of PES Activists participated in a demonstration organised by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) displaying support for decent jobs and a social Europe.

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31/03/2014 Young Bulgarians discuss European elections with PES Women President

On Saturday 29 March, the Youth Union of the Bulgarian Socialist Party met in the National Palace of Culture in Sofia to elect their new board and to discuss the issues affecting young people across the country. PES Women President Zita Gurmai addressed over 700 delegates from across the country, with a clear focus on youth unemployment and gender equality.

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30/03/2014 PES Common Candidate leads Spanish Campaign Launch

The PES common candidate for the Presidency of the European Commission received a stunning welcome in Madrid on Sunday. Martin Schulz was invited to address the PSOE campaign launch by lead MEP candidate and PES Vice-President Elena Valenciano and PSOE General Secretary Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba.

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