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07/11/2018 Democratic success in USA shows hope always triumphs over fear

The PES welcomes the midterm election result in the US, which has delivered a more diverse Congress than ever before.

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06/11/2018 Progressives come together for Common Candidate

European socialists and democrats, united behind a Common Candidate, met in Brussels today to set out their ambition for the 2019 EU elections.

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05/11/2018 PES unites behind Timmermans as Lead Candidate for 2019 European elections

The 2019 European elections are not just any election. The future of the European Union hangs in the balance. In order to further strengthen our unity, Maroš Šefčovič has announced that he supports Frans Timmermans as the Common Candidate to lead the PES family into the 2019 European Parliament elections.

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26/10/2018 PES Presidency confirms Common Candidate nominees and discusses priorities for 2019 campaign

Senior representatives from progressive parties across Europe gathered today at the PES Presidency meeting to discuss the upcoming elections and to hear from Common Candidate nominees Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy, and Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission.

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24/10/2018 PES president: The Kamall Incident shows how endangered the EU is

“The European Union, a dream project for all European nations to live in peace and cooperation is now endangered more than ever. The fact that someone like the ECR leader Syed Kamall may accuse the social-democrats of “wanting the same thing as the Nazis” is a clear sign that history can quickly be forgotten.

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24/10/2018 LGBTI network say “Solidarity Wins” in the fight to promote LGBTI rights

Solidarity is key to safeguarding and promoting LGBTI rights across Europe, the PES LGBTI network, Rainbow Rose, said at its annual General Assembly this weekend.

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23/10/2018 By working together, we can transform Europe for the better, PES President tells ETUC

Socialists and trade unions were the two pillars that created the labour movement, and they are the two forces that will transform Europe again, PES President Sergei Stanishev said today at the European Trade Union Confederation Executive Committee in Brussels.

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21/10/2018 In Memoriam – Wim Kok

It’s with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Wim Kok (1938 – 2018), former Prime-Minister of the Netherlands and one of the founding fathers of the Party of European Socialists.

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20/10/2018 PES: Parliament in Skopje voted for the better future of the citizens

The PES welcomes the vote of the parliament in Skopje to start the procedure of changing the name of the country as a first big step towards the European future of FYR of Macedonia.

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18/10/2018 PES Social Europe Network demands action to end child poverty now

The creation of a European Labour Authority, a debate on social priorities for the next Multiannual Financial Framework – the EU’s long-term draft budget – and discussions about the European Unemployment Insurance Scheme and decent work in the digital economy, were all on the agenda of today’s PES Social Europe Network meeting in Brussels.

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