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17/01/2017 PES: Tajani's presidency confirms austerity policy

The Party of European Socialists is very disappointed by the installation of Antonio Tajani as the new president of the European Parliament - putting the right-wing European People's Party (EPP) in control of all three main EU institutions.

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16/01/2017 PES: Constitutional change in Turkey is destroying the balance of power

The Party of European Socialists disapproves of the proposed constitutional changes in Turkey, inspired by Erdogan's party, which will be put to the vote for the second time in the coming days.

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09/01/2017 PES condemns right-wing Maltese PN failure over outrageous 'Hitler' comments

Simon Busuttil, the leader of the Maltese Nationalist Party, has refused to pass comment after one of his leading parliamentary candidates described Adolf Hitler as a "very progressive" leader.

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08/01/2017 European Socialists and Democrats mourn the loss of Mário Soares

European Socialists and Democrats will always remember Mário Soares - the father of democracy in Portugal and founder of the Portuguese Socialist Party, who passed away on 7 January 2017.  In this sad moment, we pay tribute to his lifetime work, dedication to the public cause, to his political legacy and services rendered to the PS Portugal, to Socialist values, to Portugal and to Europe.

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05/01/2017 PES welcomes Romania’s new socialist government

The Party of European Socialists welcomes Romania’s new Partidul Social Democrat government, led by prime minister Sorin Grindeanu.

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22/12/2016 PES welcomes Sevil Shhaideh to be nominated as new Romanian PM

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the decision of our member party PSD for Sevil Shhaideh to be nominated as the next Romanian Prime Minister.  If appointed, she will become the first woman head of government in Romania and also the first ever Muslim PM in the EU.

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13/12/2016 PES encourages dialogue among all democratic forces in FYR Macedonia

The Party of European Socialists is concerned about evidence of fraud in the FYR Macedonia elections, and calls for a socialist-led dialogue among all democratic parties to find a better alternative for the country.

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12/12/2016 PES congratulates Romanian socialists on election victory

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05/12/2016 Austria makes a strong statement of solidarity - PES

The vote of the people of Austria for a strongly pro-European president is a decisive rejection of destructive far-right politics, according to the Party of European Socialists.

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05/12/2016 PES acknowledges outcome of Italian Constitutional referendum

The Party of European Socialists acknowledges the result of the Italian constitutional referendum, where it had supported a 'yes' vote.

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