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03/07/2020 Montenegro: PES welcomes historic vote approving life partnerships for same-sex couples

The Party of European Socialists and Rainbow Rose celebrate the landmark vote in favour of life partnerships for same-sex couples in Montenegro. Proposed and promoted by the governing Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS), and passed with votes from the Social Democratic Party (SDP), social democracy united to achieve progress and equality for the LGBTIQ community.

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02/07/2020 PES tourism ministers’ declaration: a way forward to relaunch European tourism

Tourism ministers from Spain, Italy, Malta and Portugal today signed a joint declaration calling for a coordinated relaunch of European tourism which boosts the industry and guarantees the health and safety of tourists and local populations.

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26/06/2020 Presidency reaffirms fight against gender inequality and racism

The fight against discrimination was in focus at yesterday’s PES Presidency meeting, as Presidency members received a campaign update from PES Women and adopted a declaration reaffirming the socialist and democratic family’s commitment to the fight against racism.

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25/06/2020 PES declaration strongly urges the European Council to agree on an ambitious Recovery Plan for COVID-19

Meeting by videoconference, the PES Presidency today adopted a declaration calling for an ambitious Recovery Fund so the EU can overcome the COVID-19 crisis and move towards a green, social, digital, gender-equal, inclusive and sustainable future.

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24/06/2020 PES Foreign Policy Network condemns injustices in Turkey and discusses institutional racism in US and Europe

Justice must win out in the USA and Turkey, foreign affairs spokespersons, MEPs, MPs and key representatives from the progressive political family said today as they convened to discuss foreign policy.

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24/06/2020 PES denounces Canan Kaftancıoğlu’s prison sentence for her political tweets

The Party of European Socialists regrets the decision of the Turkish Court of Appeals to sentence Canan Kaftancıoğlu, from our Turkish associate party CHP, to ten years in prison for expressing her legitimate opinions on Twitter. The PES calls for the immediate repeal of the sentence.

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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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09/06/2020 PES stands in solidarity as world remembers George Floyd

The Party of European Socialists stands with the Floyd family, the African American community and all anti-racism campaigners as they remember George Floyd, who will be laid to rest later today in Houston, Texas. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.

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09/06/2020 Erdogan’s crackdown on opposition is illegal and antidemocratic

The Party of European Socialists forcefully rejects the detention of members of the Turkish Parliament Leyla Güven and Musa Farisoğulları - from our associate party HDP - and of Enis Berberoğlu - from our associate party CHP. The PES denounces these detentions as fraudulent, political and unjust. All three have been illegally stripped of their parliamentary immunity.

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03/06/2020 EU must step up and lead on international cooperation

As other world-powers embrace nationalism and protectionism, the European Union must step up as a constructive, resilient, sustainable, multilateralist and feminist force, European progressives have said.

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