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08/10/2018 PES: Romanian people proved they stand for equality

The Party of European Socialists is pleased that marriage equality will continue to be enshrined in the Romanian Constitution, after the referendum to amend it failed. The voter’s turnout of 21% was too low for the referendum to be valid.

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30/09/2018 The European dream prevails in Italy

The Party of European Socialists is proud of its member the Democratic Party (PD) in Italy, which today managed to show to the populist government in Rome that democracy, freedom and European values are in the very heart of the citizens

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26/09/2018 PES with a significant presence at the Labour party annual conference in Liverpool

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24/09/2018 PES horrified by far-right surge in Italy

The Party of European Socialists denounces the emboldening of the far-right in Italy, as shown by the Lega’s defamation case against MEP Cécile Kyenge and by the aggression to MEP Eleonora Forenza and her assistant Antonio Perillo, who was hospitalized as a result.

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18/09/2018 PES Europe Ministers caution Poland to abide by the rule of law

Socialist European Affairs Ministers expressed their strong concern about the complete lack of progress of the Polish government to conform to the rule of law, just one week after the vote in the European Parliament to activate article 7 (1) for Hungary. The Ministers met in Brussels today, where they also exchanged views on migration on the eve of the informal leaders’ meeting.

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15/09/2018 PES: Parties in Latvia should be able to campaign equally for the election

The Party of European Socialists strongly condemns the harmful interference of a government official in Latvia in the election campaign of our member party SPD Concord.

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12/09/2018 PES: The successful vote on Hungary is a victory for Europe. The Council now needs to press Orbán to change his course

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the vote in the European Parliament today which saw MEPs voting to trigger Article 7 (1) of the EU Treaty with 448 votes in favour and 197 against. The procedure is used in cases of serious breach of the values on which the Union is founded and could see Hungary’s voting rights in the Council suspended.

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11/09/2018 PES: Time for the EPP to choose, pro-Orbán or pro-European

The Party of European Socialists fully supports the efforts of the European Parliament to safeguard the democratic basis on which the European Union is founded by calling for triggering article 7 (1) of the EU Treaty against the Hungarian government.

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09/07/2018 Martin Schulz calls for pro-EU left coalition against nationalists

Former SPD leader and European Parliament president Martin Schulz has issued a rallying cry for pro-European progressive forces, urging them to combine against the increasingly serious threat posed by nationalism and populism across the world.

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28/06/2018 PES: Migration needs neither Seehofer nor Salvini, but solidarity

Prime ministers from the Party of European Socialists agreed today that Europe’s public debate on asylum and migration is missing the vital ingredient of solidarity.

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