03/05/2019 OpEd: If Europe doesn’t care for the people, the people won’t care for Europe
Later this year member states will negotiate the EU’s budget for 2021-2027. It will be a complex, technical and (most likely) tortuous task. But, if we are going to get an agreement that allows Europe to thrive, member states need to appreciate the value – not just the price – of what’s being negotiated.
26/02/2019 PES Financial and Economic Network discuss the creation of a Eurozone budget
Financial and economic experts from PES member parties, the S&D Group in the European Parliament, trade unions and civil society, met today to discuss the creation of a Eurozone Fiscal Capacity.
11/12/2018 PES Europe Ministers welcome Frans Timmermans and call for balanced eurozone policies
The Ministers of European affairs discussed the progress achieved on the files with regards to the deepening of the economic and monetary union.
05/12/2018 PES EPSCO Minister: time for the EU to show its social engagement
PES Employment and Social Affairs Ministers met on 5 December and outlined their priorities for a more social Europe, ahead of the EPSCO Council.
30/11/2018 Use cohesion policy to promote solidarity, PES Ministers urge
Future cohesion policy must promote solidarity across Europe, members of the PES Cohesion Ministerial group agreed today at a meeting in Brussels
23/10/2018 By working together, we can transform Europe for the better, PES President tells ETUC
Socialists and trade unions were the two pillars that created the labour movement, and they are the two forces that will transform Europe again, PES President Sergei Stanishev said today at the European Trade Union Confederation Executive Committee in Brussels.
14/09/2018 PES calls for tight grip on the financial sector 10 years after Lehman
The Party of European Socialists calls for a tighter grip on the financial sector 10 years after the crash of Lehman Brothers. PES president Sergei Stanishev said: “We are still dealing with the social consequences of the financial meltdown from 10 years ago. Our economies are weaker and our democracies are weaker as a result".
12/09/2018 Debate on the State of The European Union 2018: No lessons learned
The PES strongly disagrees with EU Commission President Juncker’s constant neglect of the European Union’s social role.
21/06/2018 PES employment & social affairs ministers: social Europe meaning fighting inequality
Social issues are finally back on the European agenda after years of conservative neglect and pressure from the progressive political family -- so we must seize the opportunity to create a genuine social Europe that fights inequality, agreed employment and social affairs ministers from the Party of European Socialists today.
20/06/2018 PES president congratulates SPD for securing German support for eurozone reform
The PES welcomes the fact that our views are reflected in the French and German governments' declaration on eurozone reform at Meseberg.