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24/11/2017 Latvian social democrats welcomed as 34th full member of PES

The Party of European Socialists has unanimously admitted the Latvian Social Democratic Party 'Concord' (Sociāldemokrātiskā Partija 'Saskaņa', SDPS) as its newest member party.

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20/11/2017 PES congratulates PASOK President Gennimata on her victory in the centre-left primary in Greece

The Party of European Socialists congratulates Fofi Gennimata, from our Greek member party PASOK, the newly elected leader of the united centre left in Greece.

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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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20/09/2017 PES stands with Mexico following earthquake

The Party of European Socialists expresses solidarity with the people of Mexico in the wake of the devastating earthquake yesterday evening, which has so far caused more than 200 deaths only hours after the anniversary of an even larger quake in 1985.

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22/08/2017 PES: Ignoring the far right once empowers them everywhere

The Party of European Socialists is deeply worried by the latest activities of far-right and neo-Nazi movements, including provocative behaviour and sometimes illegal activities in Europe and across the Atlantic.

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16/08/2017 North Korea: PES underlines need for common EU response

The Party of European Socialists warmly welcomes common action by European Union countries to address escalating tensions between North Korea and the United States of America.

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28/07/2017 Supporting the European path of the young government in FYR of Macedonia

PES Deputy Secretary General Giacomo Filibeck is on an official PES visit to its associate member party SDSM in Skopje. He had meetings with the Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and defence minister and member of PES presidency Radmila Šekerinska.

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04/07/2017 PES delegation defending HDP co-chair is ejected from Ankara courthouse

A delegation of international observers from the Party of European Socialists has been turned away from a courtroom in Ankara, where the co-chair of PES member party Halkların Demokratik Partisi (People's Democratic Party, HDP) is due to stand trial on charges brought by the Turkish government.

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23/06/2017 Investing in democratic values: fighting populism and fake news

Populism is on the rise and fake news has become a reality around the globe. On all continents, progressives are facing the very same issues – issues that may have a devastating impact on democracy and on the values we have been fighting for, including gender equality, fighting discrimination, promoting rights of minorities, tolerance, freedom of the media, and social justice.

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