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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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20/10/2016 PES pushes for Migration Compact

The Party of European Socialists pushed for a European Migration compact at the PES meeting ahead of the EU Council on 20 October.

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18/10/2016 Progressive European Ministers discuss European standards for trade, European responsibility on migration

The European Ministers from the Party of European Socialists discussed measures for addressing the migration challenge and remaining a strong international trade actor. The Ministers met today in Luxembourg to prepare for the October European Council.

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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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07/09/2016 PES welcomes agreement for fair elections in the FYROM

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the agreement reached between the government and the opposition of the FYR of Macedonia to have elections in the country this December.

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02/09/2016 Impeachment in Brazil: A very dangerous precedent

The PES is deeply concerned about the decision of the Brazilian Senate to remove Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff from office. We believe the procedure to be legally questionable, politically motivated and antidemocratic.

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02/09/2016 PES welcomes appointment of Marian Lupu to run presidential election in Moldova

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the appointment of Marian Lupu of associated party PDM as a candidate to the office of President of the Republic of Moldova. The election will take place on 30 October. PES President Sergei Stanishev said: “I warmly welcome the candidacy of Marian Lupu for the presidential election. He is an experienced, progressive, pro-European leader who can soundly manage the complicated political situation in Moldova. I wish him and PDM all the best for the election”.

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