12/01/2018 PES: Autocratic purges of elected mayors in Turkey must be reversed
The Party of European Socialists strongly condemns the Turkish government’s authoritarian purge of elected officials from opposition parties, including last week’s dismissal of Murat Hazinedar, the elected mayor of Besiktaş district in Istanbul.
20/12/2017 PES approves Article 7 trigger, calls on Poland to respect fundamental values
The Party of European Socialists approves of the European Commission's decision to trigger Article 7 of the EU treaties, in response to the violations of the rule of law and the separation of powers by the government and president of Poland.
18/12/2017 PES energy ministers support a progressive European energy agenda
Ahead of today's EU energy council, PES energy ministers met today to discuss a progressive agenda for Europe.
14/12/2017 Progressive PMs will strengthen social agenda and EMU, praise PESCO
Genuine social and economic progress are finally within our grasp if Europe’s leaders are willing to give them the emphasis they deserve. This was the view of Party of European Socialists prime ministers at their coordination meeting ahead of the European Council today.
13/12/2017 PES president addresses democratic procedures and Schengen in Strasbourg press conference
The PES family should be the flagship of democratic and transparent processes in the EU, including selecting candidates for the next president of the European Commission, said Sergei Stanishev in a media statement in Strasbourg on Wednesday.
12/12/2017 Michael Roth: Long-awaited social agenda is essential for Europe
The General Affairs Council is meeting today in Brussels to prepare the agenda of the December European Council.
08/12/2017 Pharmaceutical policy and affordable medicines on the PES agenda
Progressive health ministers today in Brussels discussed pharmaceutical policy in the EU and called on member states to ensure affordable access to safe medicinal products.
07/12/2017 PES delegation in Turkey supports HDP co-chair in political trial
A delegation from the Party of European Socialists visited Turkey today to show solidarity to Selahattin Demirtas, co-chair of our Kurdish associate member party Halkların Demokratik Partisi (People's Democratic Party, HDP), as his hearing was held today in the Sincan prison outside Ankara.
07/12/2017 PES ministers push for action plan to make pillar of social rights a reality
After the successful proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights thanks to the political push of Stefan Löfven, now is implementation time. This was the unanimous opinion of PES employment and social affairs ministers today.
06/12/2017 PES concerned about Trump’s decision on Jerusalem
The PES is deeply concerned about Donald Trump's unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as the sole capital of Israel, and is worried about the peace process in the region.