July 24, 2014 9:30 AM
On 22 and 23 August the Progressive Alliance organised an exchange on ‘the global fight against inequality’ in Montevideo, Uruguay. 'As progressives, we have seen the world evolve at a high speed in the last couple of years, often to the detriment of the weakest in our society', says Marije Laffeber, Deputy Secretary General of the PES. 'We need a new agenda, a new global message, with equality and social justice at its core.'
July 16, 2014 5:11 PM
PES leaders today discussed the upcoming political priorities for the next 5 years and EU institution’s key positions that must implement them ahead of the European Council.
July 15, 2014 2:36 PM
The Party of European Socialists today welcomed the vote in the European Parliament on the new European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker. This historic vote by MEPs means that for the first time ever the head of the Executive branch of the European Union is appointed taking into account the European elections.
July 15, 2014 10:05 AM
PES Women President Zita Gurmai together with her S&D colleagues from the European Parliament today strongly advocated keeping the legislative work on Maternity Leave Directive on the agenda of this new Parliament.
July 09, 2014 5:24 PM
In the last few weeks tensions have been running high in Palestine and Israel. The violence started after the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers in June, followed by a military operation leading to the arrest of at least 364 Palestinians and the revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager by three Israelis. Meanwhile rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel, followed by retaliation airstrikes from the Israeli army killing at least 27 Palestinians, 7 of which under the age of 15.