May 26, 2016 5:45 PM
The Party of European Socialists won’t accept any blackmail linked to the negotiations on a visa liberalisation for Turkish citizens.
May 25, 2016 9:45 AM
Finance Ministers from the Party of European Socialists met today in Brussels prior to the ECOFIN Council. The Ministers discussed measures to tackle corporate tax avoidance and promote fiscal justice. The meeting focused on proposals that would prevent corporation from using aggressive tax planning and profit shifting practices. PES Finance Ministers reiterated their conviction to effectively tackle tax avoidance and tax fraud and to close down tax havens.
May 24, 2016 3:56 PM
Progressive European Affairs Ministers backed the idea of a common candidate for the next European elections in 2019. S&D MEP Jo Leinen presented his report on the reform of the EU electoral Law. The participants agreed that the common candidate’s process (Spitzenkandidaten) is an important part of the review as it represents a major improvement in building a European democracy.
May 23, 2016 5:21 PM
The Party of European Socialists warmly congratulates Prof. Alexander Van der Bellen for his election as President of Austria. We explicitly supported his candidacy in the 2nd round, as representing an open, inclusive, modern, tolerant and pro-European Austria.
May 20, 2016 1:50 PM
The Party of European Socialists finds unacceptable the latest move by the ruling AKP party to strip the MPs in the Turkish Parliament off their immunity. We consider the newly approved suspension of article 83 of the Turkish Constitution as another attempt to crack down on the opposition.