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20/09/2017 PES stands with Mexico following earthquake

The Party of European Socialists expresses solidarity with the people of Mexico in the wake of the devastating earthquake yesterday evening, which has so far caused more than 200 deaths only hours after the anniversary of an even larger quake in 1985.

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22/08/2017 PES: Ignoring the far right once empowers them everywhere

The Party of European Socialists is deeply worried by the latest activities of far-right and neo-Nazi movements, including provocative behaviour and sometimes illegal activities in Europe and across the Atlantic.

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16/08/2017 North Korea: PES underlines need for common EU response

The Party of European Socialists warmly welcomes common action by European Union countries to address escalating tensions between North Korea and the United States of America.

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28/07/2017 Supporting the European path of the young government in FYR of Macedonia

PES Deputy Secretary General Giacomo Filibeck is on an official PES visit to its associate member party SDSM in Skopje. He had meetings with the Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and defence minister and member of PES presidency Radmila Šekerinska.

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04/07/2017 PES delegation defending HDP co-chair is ejected from Ankara courthouse

A delegation of international observers from the Party of European Socialists has been turned away from a courtroom in Ankara, where the co-chair of PES member party Halkların Demokratik Partisi (People's Democratic Party, HDP) is due to stand trial on charges brought by the Turkish government.

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23/06/2017 Investing in democratic values: fighting populism and fake news

Populism is on the rise and fake news has become a reality around the globe. On all continents, progressives are facing the very same issues – issues that may have a devastating impact on democracy and on the values we have been fighting for, including gender equality, fighting discrimination, promoting rights of minorities, tolerance, freedom of the media, and social justice.

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01/06/2017 PES assembles special task force for tackling the future of EU, globalisation and social rights

Leaders from PES member parties, ministers and secretaries of state from the EU, Senior Party representatives assembled in Brussels to agree a common position on future priorities for the European Union.

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18/05/2017 PES wishes success to its Macedonian member party in forming a government

The Party of European Socialists warmly welcomes President Ivanov of FYR of Macedonia's decision finally to ask Zoran Zaev, from our associate party SDSM, to form a government.

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12/05/2017 PES representatives visit Palestine & Israel

Representatives of the Party of European Socialists returned this week from Palestine and Israel where they met with members of associate parties in the region.

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28/04/2017 PES and GPF launch initiative to strengthen Europe -Latin America relations

From 27 to 29 April, PES Deputy Secretary General Marije Laffeber and PES Women President Zita Gurmai joined the Global Progressive Forum delegation taking part in a conference to strengthen the partnership between Europe and Latin America.

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