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14/07/2020 PES Migration & Integration Network: COVID-19 response must protect refugees and other migrants

In the face of an unprecedented global, health, human and economic crisis, the EU must put solidarity and human rights at the centre and protect asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants, members of the PES Migration & Integration Network said today as they met by videoconference.

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14/07/2020 PES President in support of the protests in Bulgaria

Democracy, transparency and the rule of law must be upheld in Bulgaria – the mass protests in the country are on the right path to achieve this, the President of the Party of European Socialists Sergei Stanishev said today.

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30/06/2020 PES: COVID crisis confirms the need for affordable and quality healthcare for all

Guaranteeing universal access to affordable and quality healthcare must be a priority for the EU, Europe’s socialist and democratic political family said as it adopted a healthcare declaration at a meeting of the PES Presidency.

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23/06/2020 #PESTalks: Socialists unified in push for fair and sustainable recovery

Europe’s recovery must be guided by the Pillar of Social Rights and propelled forward by the European Green Deal, the socialist and democratic family said today during a #PESTalks livestream.

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15/06/2020 Poland: Duda’s anti-LGBTI stance is a scandal and a sign his campaign is struggling

The Party of European Socialists is deeply worried that Polish president Andrzej Duda intends to run for re-election on a homophobic agenda, after he announced his intention to ban alleged “LGBTI propaganda”.

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25/05/2020 PES GAC: A successful recovery means looking beyond short-term measures

A fairer and more sustainable Europe will be the hallmark of a successful recovery, PES Europe ministers said today as they met by videoconference ahead of tomorrow’s GAC Council.

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02/05/2020 PES on Labour Day: Reducing social impact, protecting jobs, and achieving sustainability should be at the core of recovery from COVID crisis

With Europe in lockdown the PES took Labour Day online with a livestream featuring a progressive prime minister, commissioners and leaders.

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16/04/2020 PES condemns barbaric attack on women’s rights in Poland

The PES condemns yet another attempt by the Law and Justice Party (PiS) to roll back women’s rights in Poland. We strongly oppose the way PiS leader Jarosław Kaczyński is using the emergency situation to impose these measures.

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08/04/2020 Polish presidential election will be dangerous and flawed because of COVID-19

The Party of European Socialists objects to the conditions in which the Polish presidential election is set to take place in May and calls for it to be postponed. The election should be resumed when public health and equal conditions for campaigning can be guaranteed, European socialists and democrats are saying.

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24/02/2020 PES: Banning a far-right rally in Sofia is the appropriate action by the Bulgarian authorities

For the first time in 17 years, the torch procession commemorating a nazi Bulgarian general from the WWII period was cancelled.  

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