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18/12/2013 PES Foreign Affairs Ministers meet to discuss current EU Foreign Policy

On Sunday 15 December, PES Ministers of Foreign Affairs gathered to discuss today’s Foreign Affairs Council meeting. The meeting was led by Jean Asselborn, chair of the PES Foreign Affairs Ministers Network and Foreign Affairs Minister of Luxembourg.

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16/12/2013 PES meets Prime Minister of Georgia

Today a joint delegation from the PES, S&D Group and the European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity met with Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garabshvili and Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze in Tblisi. The main topic of the meeting was the result of the EU Vilnius summit on Eastern Partnership, where the EU and Georgia started the final process for an association agreement.

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13/12/2013 PES Presidency meets to discuss election preparation

The Presidency of the Party of European Socialists met in Brussels today for its last meeting in 2013 to discuss the preparations for the European Elections.

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11/12/2013 PES Women denounces the hijacking of the report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights by the Conservatives

Today, the vote in the European Parliament on the draft report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), prepared by Edite Estrela, S&D Portuguese MEP and PES Women executive member, has failed to be adopted and instead an alternative weak resolution put forward by the EPP and ECR was carried.

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11/12/2013 The PES supports the demand for more European values and standards in Ukraine

The PES is following with great concern the current situation in Ukraine. In the last couple of days swelling protests for freedom, democracy and rapprochement towards the EU have been answered by violence on part of the government and police.

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10/12/2013 PES Finance Ministers meet to discuss Banking Union

On December 10 the Party of European Socialists (PES) Finance Ministers met in Brussels ahead of the ECOFIN Council to discuss and coordinate their position in relation to the ECOFIN agenda.

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07/12/2013 Grassroots campaigners gather from all over Europe for Martin Schulz ‘first ever pan-European door-to-door canvassing planned’

300 Party of European Socialists (PES) activists and campaigners from all over Europe gathered in Paris today to kick off the Martin Schulz’s field organising campaign to become European Commission President.

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06/12/2013 Nelson Mandela: 1918 - 2013

The world has lost a great political leader and a human being with immense integrity and strength. Nelson Mandela was an inspiration to people all over the world, black and white, men and women, young and old.

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06/12/2013 PES Women President: "For a more inclusive and gender-sensitive Europe"

"While Europe has never been more at the center of the debates, while European citizens understand the importance of the decisions taken at European level, they also feel very much excluded from this debate. We are in desperate need of a more inclusive European democracy", said Dr. Zita Gurmai MEP and PES Women President in Rome, during the conference on "European Democracy" organized by the S&D Group in the European Parliament.

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22/11/2013 Mr Barroso and Ms Reding, you have 6 months to act on combating Violence Against Women

© Amy Dianna For International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (VAW) on 25 November 2013, PES Women President Zita Gurmai recalls that it is crucial to prioritise the fight against VAW in view of the upcoming European elections. The PES, as the Party for Women, gives full priority to this issue, which remains one of the most widespread violations of women’s rights within the European Union today. In Europe, 7 women die every day from male domestic violence.

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