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28/02/2014 Italian Partito Democratico Officially Welcomed into the PES Family

At a meeting of the PES Presidency in Rome today, the application of the Italian Partito Democratico was accepted with unanimous backing.

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27/02/2014 PES Women Flash Mob for Equal Pay and PES Women Summit; Power to Women

Today, PES Women from all over Europe gathered for their Annual Conference, entitled ‘PES Women Summit; Power to the Women'. The meeting was held at the Headquarters of the Partito Democratico in Rome. The main topic of today's panel was combatting the Gender Pay Gap in Europe, to ensure women’s economic empowerment, employment and welfare in the face of the crisis.

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19/02/2014 Valenciano welcomes PES media network to Madrid for campaign meeting

The PES media network, at the invitation of PES Vice-President Elena Valenciano, gathered in Madrid today to exchange ideas and best practices on media and campaigning. “We must win the campaign, and more importantly, we must win the European elections in May”, Valenciano state

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18/02/2014 PES Finance Ministers meet to discuss efficient bank resolution

On February 28th 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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17/02/2014 PES organizes high-level seminar on defence

Today, PES member party officials and delegates gathered in Paris to discuss Europe's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).

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17/02/2014 PES democracy network: promote a European culture of rule of law

Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Timmermanstogether with his collegues from Germany, Finland and Denmark recently called for an EU level mechanism to protect the rule of law and fundamental rights. Reason enough to provide centre space to this topic today during the PES democracy network in the Hague, which was chaired by PES Deputy Secretary GeneralMarije Laffeber.

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10/02/2014 Elena Valenciano top PSOE candidate for European Elections

In Spain, the Spanish PES member party, PSOE, has chosen Elena Valenciano as their lead candidate for the European Parliament elections. As the campaign preparations went up another level this weekend,PSOE presented its top candidate before the polls which take place on Sunday 25 May.

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10/02/2014 Corina Creţu named top PSD candidate for European elections in Romania

Romania’s Partidul Social Democrat (PSD) has named its top candidates for May’s European Parliament elections. Current MEP and PES Presidency Member Corina Creţu tops the strong list of candidates.

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10/02/2014 Together we will #knockthevote for victory

"It is not enough to win the polls, we have to win the election in May", said Marije Laffeber Deputy Secretary General of the Party of European Socialists to 3.000 Romanian PES activists.

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30/01/2014 Martin Schulz receives backing for Commission President from Europe’s progressive mayor

This morning Martin Schulz secured endorsement for Commission President from the regional and local progressive forces in Europe in the PES group in the Committee of the Regions (CoR).

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