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13/06/2018 Turkey must release detained politician before elections

The presidents of the PES and the Socialists & Democrats group in the European Parliament have issued a joint statement calling for free and fair elections in Turkey, including the release of opposition leader Selahattin Demirtaş.

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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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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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19/04/2018 PES and European Parliament unite to oppose Philippine abuses

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the overwhelming support of Members of the European Parliament to oppose human rights abuses by the government of the Philippines.

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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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19/03/2018 Violence in Syria must end urgently, says PES

The Party of European Socialists express its deep dismay at the ongoing violence in northern Syria, including in the city of Afrin, which was reportedly occupied by Turkish troops at the weekend.

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16/03/2018 PES leadership discusses 2019 manifesto, outlines common candidate process

Senior representatives from progressive parties across Europe met today to discuss the party’s manifesto for the 2019 European elections.

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05/02/2018 PES network presses for progressive reform of EU asylum system

Addressing the challenges and opportunities of asylum and migration requires a long-term, sustainable strategy based on the values of solidarity, responsibility and humanitarianism. This is the key principle that underpinned detailed discussions at the PES Migration and Integration Network meeting on Friday 2 February.

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24/01/2018 Turkish military operation in north-western Syria raises concerns

The recent operation of the Turkish Army in north-western Syria raises concerns about the fate of the civilian population in the region, and brings up difficult questions. The offensive by the Turkish armed forces may cause yet another wave of displaced civilians. Worse still, it may claim innocent lives.

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12/01/2018 PES: Autocratic purges of elected mayors in Turkey must be reversed

The Party of European Socialists strongly condemns the Turkish government’s authoritarian purge of elected officials from opposition parties, including last week’s dismissal of Murat Hazinedar, the elected mayor of Besiktaş district in Istanbul.

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