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26/06/2018 PES Europe ministers call for Poland to respect rule of law

Socialist European affairs ministers met today and condemned the lack of progress of the Polish government in conforming to the rule of law.

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25/06/2018 Turkey’s progressive parties win 34% of the parliamentary vote

The PES congratulates progressive opposition parties in Turkey for their strong result in Sunday's election, despite a years-long campaign by Turkey's President Erdoǧan to weaken them and undermine opponents to his authoritarian regime.

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21/06/2018 PES employment & social affairs ministers: social Europe meaning fighting inequality

Social issues are finally back on the European agenda after years of conservative neglect and pressure from the progressive political family -- so we must seize the opportunity to create a genuine social Europe that fights inequality, agreed employment and social affairs ministers from the Party of European Socialists today.

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20/06/2018 PES president congratulates SPD for securing German support for eurozone reform

The PES welcomes the fact that our views are reflected in the French and German governments' declaration on eurozone reform at Meseberg.

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20/06/2018 PES common candidate nominations due by 19 October

The Party of European Socialists will announce nominations for its common candidate for the President of the European Commission by 19 October this year, it was agreed today by representatives of PES member parties and organisations.

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20/06/2018 US government must stop tearing families apart

On World Refugee Day, the PES strongly condemns the inhumane and brutal policy, introduced by US president Donald Trump, of forcibly separating children from their parents.

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20/06/2018 The world needs progressive refugee policies

Progressive refugee policies will literally make the difference between life and death for thousands of men, women and children, argues the PES on World Refugee Day.

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15/06/2018 PES calls on all member parties to support Tsipras- Zaev agreement

The Party of European Socialists calls for all progressives and its member parties to support the historic agreement on the decade-long name dispute and for the governments of Athens and Skopje that reached it.

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13/06/2018 Turkey must release detained politician before elections

The presidents of the PES and the Socialists & Democrats group in the European Parliament have issued a joint statement calling for free and fair elections in Turkey, including the release of opposition leader Selahattin Demirtaş.

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12/06/2018 PES welcomes historic agreement between Athens and Skopje

The PES warmly welcomes the agreement reached by prime ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev, and the governments in Athens and Skopje, in the long-running dispute over the name of the former Yugoslav republic.

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