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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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03/12/2016 PES Council 2016: Grassroots Involvement and a Strong Social Resolution

Flanked by social democrat prime ministers and party leaders across Europe and by hundreds of activists and supporters, PES president Sergei Stanishev declared a common determination to act to fix Europe.

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02/12/2016 Socialist Leaders united in demand for action

Socialist and social democrats leaders from Europe came together in Prague in calls for urgent action at the end of day one of the 2016 PES Council.

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02/12/2016 Stanishev: Socialists must fight for what they believe

People have lost faith in the establishment – and they see socialists as part of that establishment, PES president Sergei Stanishev will tell a packed conference hall this afternoon.

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01/12/2016 Activists gather for first day of PES Council

Events surrounding the Party of European Socialists 2016 Council kicked off today (Thursday 1 December) with a gathering of hundreds of grassroots activists from across the European Union and beyond.

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30/11/2016 PES Council "Saving Europe" - 1-3 December, Prague

Activists from all over Europe are gathering in Prague for the biggest event of the political calendar for social democrats: the Party of European Socialists Council 2016.

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22/11/2016 Europe's Social Democrats welcome Turkey rape law u-turn

The Party of European Socialists today welcomed the withdrawal of a proposed law that would have legitimised rape and encouraged underage marriage.

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21/11/2016 Progressives to initiate a debate on Turkey in the EP

Turkish police blocked PES delegation for visiting Demirtaş in Prison

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19/11/2016 PES: Dangerous Human rights violation in Malaysia

The Party of European Socialists strongly condemns the detention of Howard Lee and other members of the opposition in Malaysia. Lee, who is president of the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY), is a representative in the State Legislative Assembly in the country and such an arrest is openly antidemocratic.

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