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24/04/2017 PES calls for anti-far-right mobilisation in France

The Party of European Socialists is deeply worried at the high vote share achieved by Marine Le Pen in the first round of the French presidential elections, and calls on French voters to mobilise against Marine Le Pen's dangerous and divisive vision.

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21/04/2017 New refugee policy must reflect European solidarity

Tackling war, climate change and poverty that forces people to become refugees is an important step towards creating a safer world, PES Deputy Secretary General Marije Laffeber will tell an audience in Athens today.

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16/04/2017 PES: EU should expand its monitoring missions in Turkey after the referendum

The PES is deeply disappointed by the outcome of the referendum in Turkey, announced by the Turkish authorities.

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13/04/2017 PES delegation urges release of Yüksekdağ and all political prisoners

Representatives from the Party of European Socialists are in Turkey to press for the immediate release of Figen Yüksekdağ, co-chair of our member party Halkların Demokratik Partisi (People's Democratic Party, HDP).

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12/04/2017 PES & Rainbow Rose appalled at reports from Chechnya

The PES is appalled by reports of imprisonment, torture and even apparent killings of gay men in Chechnya.

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07/04/2017 Stanishev and Schulz address young socialists

Young socialists from more than 30 countries and hundreds of representatives from the progressive youth in Europe are gathering in Germany.

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06/04/2017 PES: EPP must respond to attack on academic freedom in Hungary

The attack by Victor Orbán’s Fidesz government on academic freedom in Europe must be unequivocally condemned by the European People’s Party, according to the Party of European Socialists.

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28/03/2017 PES still hopes for fair Brexit, avoiding disaster

Commenting on the UK government's plan to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, PES president Sergei Stanishev said:

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28/03/2017 PES demands immediate release of Belarus political prisoners

The Party of European Socialists is following the current situation in Belarus with great concern and demands an immediate release of all political prisoners.

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27/03/2017 PES sees demand for social justice in Bulgaria, welcomes consolidation of the Left vote

The Party of European Socialists congratulates its Bulgarian member party BSP for the strong result they achieved during the snap general elections in Bulgaria this Sunday. The Bulgarian Socialists doubled the strength of their parliamentary group, jumping from 39 to 80 seats.

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