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28/06/2018 PES: Migration needs neither Seehofer nor Salvini, but solidarity

Prime ministers from the Party of European Socialists agreed today that Europe’s public debate on asylum and migration is missing the vital ingredient of solidarity.

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25/06/2018 Turkey’s progressive parties win 34% of the parliamentary vote

The PES congratulates progressive opposition parties in Turkey for their strong result in Sunday's election, despite a years-long campaign by Turkey's President Erdoǧan to weaken them and undermine opponents to his authoritarian regime.

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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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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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25/05/2018 One year to the European elections: Progressive parties meet to coordinate 2019 election campaign

The Party of European Socialists today steps up its coordination of the 2019 European election campaign with an in-depth strategy and planning meeting for the top management of its member parties in Copenhagen.

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22/05/2018 PES: Facebook must defend European elections from foreign interference

Mark Zuckerberg failed to assure the European Parliament that Facebook would not allow foreign interference during the European elections in 2019, says the Party of European Socialists after today's appearance of Facebook's CEO before the EP Conference of Presidents.

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11/05/2018 PES welcomes the election victory of the progressive parties in Malaysia

The Party of European socialists congratulates the Democratic Action Party and Pakatan Harapan on their victory at the last General Elections in Malaysia.

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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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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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