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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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11/06/2018 PES to finalise common candidate selection procedure

The Party of European Socialists will finalise the programme for selecting its common candidate for the 2019 elections at a special meeting in Riga, Latvia later this month.

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11/06/2018 PES: Italian right-wing populists risk innocent lives for electoral gain

The new government of Italy, an alliance of populists and the far right, has refused to allow a rescue ship to dock in the southern Italian port of Palermo because it fears a loss of support in local elections.

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08/06/2018 PES condemns violence directed against opposition parties in Egypt

The PES is appalled by a violent attack on the leadership and supporters of the Civil Democratic Movement (ESDP) in Egypt during an iftar dinner earlier this week.

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05/06/2018 PES welcomes ECJ decision on same-sex marriage

The PES is pleased that the EU Court of Justice has decided, in the Coman Case, that the term "spouse" in EU law on freedom of residence for EU citizens and their family members includes spouses of the same sex.

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01/06/2018 PES congratulates Pedro Sánchez on his election as the new prime minister of Spain

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the election of Pedro Sánchez, from our Spanish party PSOE, as the new prime minister of Spain. We look forward to his government forming a credible alternative to a conservative government hounded by corruption.

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31/05/2018 PES calls for an ambitious eurozone budget to prevent future crises

The European Commission today released its proposal for a line in the EU's long-term budget dedicated to the monetary union.

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30/05/2018 Next EU budget must promote solidarity and match ambitions, says PES

The PES is strongly opposed to deep cuts in vital Europe-wide solidarity programmes, especially cohesion funding, envisaged in the Commission's first draft of the EU's budget for 2021-2027 which will be voted on today in the European Parliament.

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29/05/2018 Asylum & migration policy to form key part of 2019 PES election manifesto

The PES Migration and Integration Network met today to discuss a draft note on asylum and migration. The note will ultimately provide a basis for the PES congress resolution and manifesto for next year's European elections.

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