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08/11/2016 Rainbow Rose Adopts Roadmap for LGBTI Equality Across Europe

The PES LGBTI network, Rainbow Rose, adopted a new Road Map for LGBTI rights in Europe at their Fourth General Assembly, this weekend in Paris.

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04/11/2016 PES deeply concerned about detention of HDP leaders Demirtas, Yuksekdag and other opposition MPs

The PES is profoundly concerned about the detention of the leaders of our associated member party HDP, Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yüksekdag and a dozen other opposition MPs in Turkey. The arrests of the legally elected members of parliament, representatives of the Turkish people happens just a few days after a PES delegation led by its President Sergei Stanishev met Demirtas in Diyarbakir.

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31/10/2016 Stanishev in Turkey, denounces crackdown on opposition, media and judiciary

A PES delegation led by President Sergei Stanishev is in Turkey meeting the leaders of PES associate member parties CHP, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, and HDP, Selahattin Demirtaş and various democratic organisations. The delegation visited both Diyarbakir and Ankara to learn first-hand about the situation on human rights, democracy and rule of law as a consequences of recent policies conducted by the government.

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31/10/2016 Stanishev in Turkey, denounces crackdown on opposition, media and judiciary

A PES delegation led by President Sergei Stanishev is in Turkey meeting the leaders of PES associate member parties CHP, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, and HDP, Selahattin Demirtaş and various democratic organisations. The delegation visited both Diyarbakir and Ankara to learn first-hand about the situation on human rights, democracy and rule of law as a consequences of recent policies conducted by the government.Stanishev and HDP leader Selahattin Demirtaş With the leader of CHP, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.

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28/10/2016 PES won’t accept lessons on refugees from Orban

The Party of European Socialists rejects the accusation of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to Italy about the Schengen rules.

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14/10/2016 PES Council Announced at Presidency Meeting

The Party of European Socialists announced the date of its Council, to be held in Prague on 2 and 3 December this year. "We want the upcoming PES Council to become another platform for discussion among our members, activists and leaders on the future of Europe", said PES President Sergei Stanishev today, during the PES Presidency meeting in Brussels. He underlined that the European Socialist and Democrats already have started a broad discussion on the role of our political family in relaunching Europe after the Brexit.

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21/09/2016 PES, PES Women and Rainbow Rose discussing women’s and gay rights in Tunisia

The PES, Rainbow Rose – our network for LGBTI Rights (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual and intersex people) - and PES Women debated the state of play of women’s rights and LGBTI rights in Tunis, Tunisia, on 17 September. At the conference, participants discussed how to better support those rights in the context of the EU-Tunisia trade negotiations. The conference was organised by the Global Progressive Forum, in co-operation with Rainbow Rose, Solidar Tunisia and SHAMS (Tunisian LGBTI organisation).

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08/09/2016 PES President Stanishev to have meetings in Poland and the Baltics, debating the future of the EU

The President of the Party of European Socialists Sergei Stanishev is on tour to Poland and the Baltic states. Leading a PES delegation, Stanishev will discuss the current situation in the EU with high-level officials from the countries' member parties, academics and other PES partners.

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07/09/2016 PES welcomes agreement for fair elections in the FYROM

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the agreement reached between the government and the opposition of the FYR of Macedonia to have elections in the country this December.

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03/09/2016 PES supports PSOE in rejecting Rajoy and rejects the attacks of the European conservatives on Spanish socialists

The Party of European Socialists supports the negative vote of PSOE at the failed investiture of Mariano Rajoy as Prime Minister of Spain. The European progressives strongly reject the European People's Party's allegation that PSOE is behaving 'irresponsibly'.

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