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12/01/2018 PES: Autocratic purges of elected mayors in Turkey must be reversed

The Party of European Socialists strongly condemns the Turkish government’s authoritarian purge of elected officials from opposition parties, including last week’s dismissal of Murat Hazinedar, the elected mayor of Besiktaş district in Istanbul.

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20/12/2017 PES approves Article 7 trigger, calls on Poland to respect fundamental values

The Party of European Socialists approves of the European Commission's decision to trigger Article 7 of the EU treaties, in response to the violations of the rule of law and the separation of powers by the government and president of Poland.

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01/12/2017 PES Council calls for immediate release of Turkish political prisoners

The Party of European Socialists has issued a strong declaration calling for the release of political prisoners in Turkey, and naming 10 MPs currently detained in the country by the autocratic regime of Erdoğan.

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01/12/2017 United PES parties endorse common candidate and commit to progressive alternative for Europe

The Party of European Socialists has voted overwhelmingly to choose a common lead candidate for president of the European Commission in the 2019 European elections.

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30/11/2017 PES secretaries general meet in Lisbon to discuss shared challenges

Secretaries general, campaign managers and senior organisers from Europe's progressive parties met today in advance of the annual PES Council in Lisbon, to analyse political developments in their own countries and discuss close cooperation in the coming months.

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30/11/2017 PES Council in Lisbon: busy schedule ahead for more than 600 participants

Delegates and activists assembled in Lisbon for their annual PES Council have a packed schedule of debates, workshops, meetings and training sessions under the title 'Progressive Renewal: Europe'.

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19/11/2017 PES leaders from the Western Balkans discuss integration

Progressive Parties and foundations from the PES family in the Balkan region have discussed the challenges of further Balkan integration on the path of EU accession, on Saturday, at the Western Balkan Summit in Sarajevo.

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30/10/2017 Young campaigners meet in Vienna to tackle populism and hate speech

The Party of European Socialists has hosted an intensive four-day training course for its member parties, covering how to defeat hate speech, populism, racism and intolerance.

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29/10/2017 The PES LGBTI network, Rainbow Rose, held its annual General Assembly in Stockholm this weekend.

A new board was elected with Sedef Çakmak, the only out LGBTI politician elected in Turkey, as president.

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19/10/2017 Progressive prime ministers emphasise need for European unity

Prime ministers and party leaders from the Party of European Socialists called for a united response to Europe’s challenges when they met to prepare common positions for the European Council meeting this afternoon.

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