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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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09/11/2016 After U.S. Elections: Europe should remain leading example of Democracy

The American people made their choice on 9 November 2016. Donald Trump came victorious after the last night election for U.S. president and the PES respects the will of the American voters.

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08/11/2016 Rainbow Rose Adopts Roadmap for LGBTI Equality Across Europe

The PES LGBTI network, Rainbow Rose, adopted a new Road Map for LGBTI rights in Europe at their Fourth General Assembly, this weekend in Paris.

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04/11/2016 PES deeply concerned about detention of HDP leaders Demirtas, Yuksekdag and other opposition MPs

The PES is profoundly concerned about the detention of the leaders of our associated member party HDP, Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yüksekdag and a dozen other opposition MPs in Turkey. The arrests of the legally elected members of parliament, representatives of the Turkish people happens just a few days after a PES delegation led by its President Sergei Stanishev met Demirtas in Diyarbakir.

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31/10/2016 Stanishev in Turkey, denounces crackdown on opposition, media and judiciary

A PES delegation led by President Sergei Stanishev is in Turkey meeting the leaders of PES associate member parties CHP, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, and HDP, Selahattin Demirtaş and various democratic organisations. The delegation visited both Diyarbakir and Ankara to learn first-hand about the situation on human rights, democracy and rule of law as a consequences of recent policies conducted by the government.

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31/10/2016 Stanishev in Turkey, denounces crackdown on opposition, media and judiciary

A PES delegation led by President Sergei Stanishev is in Turkey meeting the leaders of PES associate member parties CHP, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, and HDP, Selahattin Demirtaş and various democratic organisations. The delegation visited both Diyarbakir and Ankara to learn first-hand about the situation on human rights, democracy and rule of law as a consequences of recent policies conducted by the government.Stanishev and HDP leader Selahattin Demirtaş With the leader of CHP, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.

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28/10/2016 PES won’t accept lessons on refugees from Orban

The Party of European Socialists rejects the accusation of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to Italy about the Schengen rules.

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14/10/2016 PES Council Announced at Presidency Meeting

The Party of European Socialists announced the date of its Council, to be held in Prague on 2 and 3 December this year. "We want the upcoming PES Council to become another platform for discussion among our members, activists and leaders on the future of Europe", said PES President Sergei Stanishev today, during the PES Presidency meeting in Brussels. He underlined that the European Socialist and Democrats already have started a broad discussion on the role of our political family in relaunching Europe after the Brexit.

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