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01/12/2017 United PES parties endorse common candidate and commit to progressive alternative for Europe

The Party of European Socialists has voted overwhelmingly to choose a common lead candidate for president of the European Commission in the 2019 European elections.

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30/11/2017 PES secretaries general meet in Lisbon to discuss shared challenges

Secretaries general, campaign managers and senior organisers from Europe's progressive parties met today in advance of the annual PES Council in Lisbon, to analyse political developments in their own countries and discuss close cooperation in the coming months.

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30/11/2017 PES Council in Lisbon: busy schedule ahead for more than 600 participants

Delegates and activists assembled in Lisbon for their annual PES Council have a packed schedule of debates, workshops, meetings and training sessions under the title 'Progressive Renewal: Europe'.

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19/11/2017 PES leaders from the Western Balkans discuss integration

Progressive Parties and foundations from the PES family in the Balkan region have discussed the challenges of further Balkan integration on the path of EU accession, on Saturday, at the Western Balkan Summit in Sarajevo.

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30/10/2017 Young campaigners meet in Vienna to tackle populism and hate speech

The Party of European Socialists has hosted an intensive four-day training course for its member parties, covering how to defeat hate speech, populism, racism and intolerance.

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29/10/2017 The PES LGBTI network, Rainbow Rose, held its annual General Assembly in Stockholm this weekend.

A new board was elected with Sedef Çakmak, the only out LGBTI politician elected in Turkey, as president.

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19/10/2017 Progressive prime ministers emphasise need for European unity

Prime ministers and party leaders from the Party of European Socialists called for a united response to Europe’s challenges when they met to prepare common positions for the European Council meeting this afternoon.

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26/09/2017 PES member parties discuss election strategies at UK Labour conference

Representatives from a number of progressive and socialist parties across Europe met at the UK Labour party conference as part of the PES Taskforce Elections to discuss and develop electoral strategies.

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25/09/2017 Elections in Germany: an alarming signal

Yesterday’s general election in Germany was a setback in the fight against the far-right in Europe. A nationalistic party will be represented in the German parliament and it is already receiving congratulations from far-right allies in France and the Netherlands, who suffered defeat in their respective national elections earlier this year.

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16/09/2017 PES at Global Progress Summit Montreal

A PES delegation participated in the Global Progress Summit held from 15-17 September in Montreal, Canada, hosted by Canada2020.

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