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19/09/2018 PES Prime Ministers stand against the far-right

Prime ministers from the Party of European Socialists once again call for European solidarity and joined efforts on the topic of migration. At the PES preparation meeting for the informal summit in Salzburg today, the progressive leaders expressed their concern about the latest actions from the populist and far right coalitions and governments in Europe, who are trying to shift the debate back to false solutions.

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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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14/09/2018 Building our campaign to win the next EU election

The PES Campaign Academy that will train activists to campaign for European social democracy in the next EU election was launched in Brussels today. 40 activists from across Europe will learn campaigning techniques and strategies to campaign around the PES common candidate and the PES manifesto, under the coordination of PES Deputy Secretary General Marije Laffeber. 

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14/09/2018 PES calls for tight grip on the financial sector 10 years after Lehman

The Party of European Socialists calls for a tighter grip on the financial sector 10 years after the crash of Lehman Brothers. PES president Sergei Stanishev said: “We are still dealing with the social consequences of the financial meltdown from 10 years ago. Our economies are weaker and our democracies are weaker as a result".

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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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12/09/2018 Debate on the State of The European Union 2018: No lessons learned

The PES strongly disagrees with EU Commission President Juncker’s constant neglect of the European Union’s social role.

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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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10/09/2018 PES welcomes social-democratic win in Sweden, encourages democratic forces to join government

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the victory of the Swedish Social Democrats in the general election and calls for Swedish parties to fence off the far-right Sweden Democrats from government.

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05/09/2018 PES Secretary General: It is not the EPP alone who will decide on the next European Commission president

On Manfred Weber’s bid for common candidate of the European People’s Party (EPP) in the next European election, PES Secretary General Achim Post said: "It is still unclear whether Manfred Weber will be able to have the support of his political family and run as their common candidate. But one thing is for sure: it is not the EPP award commute that will decide who the next EU Commission president will be, but the European citizens through their votes. They will decide what the balance of power will be like in the European institutions.

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