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11/04/2018 PES congratulates PES Women president Zita Gurmai on her election as a Hungarian MP

The Party of European Socialists congratulates PES Women president Zita Gurmai on her election as a member of the Hungarian parliament. The PES values her commitment to women’s rights and her determination to fight the reactionary, authoritarian government led by Viktor Orban.

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09/04/2018 PES regrets victory of Orban on a xenophobic, anti-European ticket

The Party of European Socialists regrets the victory of Viktor Orban and Fidesz in the Hungarian elections, particularly because of the xenophobic, anti-Semitic and anti-European rhetoric used in the campaign and in government.

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06/04/2018 PES worried about the openness and the fairness of upcoming election in Brazil

Sending one of the candidates for president of Brazil to jail a few months before the elections might harm to the democratic process in the country. The PES is concerned about the perspectives for fair and open presidential elections in October.

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04/04/2018 PES supports further Balkan integration, encourages EU pre-accession reforms

The Party of European Socialists stressed its support for a European path for the Western Balkans at the two day EU – PES Balkans high-level conference in Podgorica and Tirana. Prime Ministers from the PES family and leaders of the social-democratic parties from the region, PES and S&D group representatives, attended the event co-hosted by both our associate members – Socialists’ Democratic Party of Montenegro and the Albanian Socialist party.

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30/03/2018 PES welcomes election of Olivier Faure as First Secretary of PS France

The Party of European Socialists would like to congratulate Olivier Faure on his election as Premier Secrétaire of our French party, Parti Socialiste.

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22/03/2018 PES leaders welcome first steps towards fair taxation, reinforced social rights

There are welcome signs of progress towards a Europe that works for everyone, with strong social rights and fair taxation for everyone. This was the verdict of prime ministers and leaders from the PES family in their meeting immediately before the European Council today.

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22/03/2018 PES and Progressive Alliance on a mission to Malaysia, call for fair elections

The Party of European Socialists is concerned about the lack of conditions for free and fair voting process in Malaysia in the light of upcoming national elections planned for August. A delegation of the Progressive Alliance, where the PES is represented, has visited Malaysia early this week on an observation mission.

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21/03/2018 PES welcomes Commission’s legislative proposal to tax digital companies

The Party of European Socialists warmly welcomes the European Commission's proposal to tax digital companies according to the profits generated in each country. This is a long-awaited improvement which will allow to fight tax avoidance from digital giants.

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20/03/2018 PES welcomes Udo Bullmann as newly elected president of the S&D group

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the election of Udo Bullmann as the new president of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (S&D). The PES is ready to continue the strong co-operation with the S&D under his leadership in the run up to the 2019 European elections.

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20/03/2018 PES European Affairs Ministers prepare for the March European Council

European affairs ministers from the Party of European Socialists in a meeting today in preparation of the March European Council discussed digital taxation and the rule of law in Poland. They welcomed the Commission’s initiative to include social indicators in the European Semester and for paying closer attention to national tax regimes.

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