April 23, 2015 4:37 PM
Solidarity among EU countries and tackling smugglers among action points
Ahead of the Extraordinary European Council meeting, the Heads of State and leaders of the PES family met in Brussels to discuss what action is needed to prevent migrant deaths in the Mediterranean.
April 21, 2015 3:33 PM
The Ministers of European Affairs from the Party of European Socialists (PES) met today in Luxembourg to coordinate their positions, ahead of the General Affairs Council (GAC). The Ministers assessed the challenges of the Economic and Monetary Union and discussed working towards a strong governance framework, calling for a more balanced EMU as a means for promoting a sustainable, fair and progressive society. Completing the EMU framework with a strong social dimension is one way of assuring an increase in the wellbeing of European citizens and preserving the sustainability of the European Social Model.
April 20, 2015 2:44 PM
PES President Sergei Stanishev responded to the tragic events in the seas between Africa and Italy this weekend:
“Hundreds of people - mothers, fathers, sons and daughters - died off the Libyan coast this weekend. This is a loss of human life, on an unprecedented scale, if the numbers are confirmed. The PES family expresses its profound condolences to the families of all victims.”
April 10, 2015 5:07 PM
On 1 April, IS armed forces entered Yarmouk, home to the largest Palestinian refugee community in Syria, placing 18,000 Palestinian refugees under siege.
"The people of Yarmouk are once again the victim of the protracted conflict in Syria. They are trapped between IS fighters residing in the camp and Syrian government forces attacking from outside. Innocent civilians should under no circumstances be used as human shields," says PES President Sergei Stanishev.
April 05, 2015 5:53 PM
Giacomo Filbeck, Deputy Secretary General of the Party of European Socialists (PES) said: "The massacre of Christian students in Kenya has shown us once again that culture and education are under attack from terrorists, threatened by these fundamental values. Last week, displaying a horrifying lack of humanity, a Somali Al Shabab group singled out the Christian students from the Muslim ones at Garissa University College in Kenya, before killing 147 of them. All the barbaric cruelties we have seen in this recent period are perpetrated by different criminal organizations but their appetite for terror, as with their abuse of Islam, is the same. Regardless of proximity, we must stand united against fear - helping those more exposed to attacks to defend themselves."