26/01/2014 Martin Schulz launches Euro elections campaign with overwhelming SPD support
“When I am President of the European Commission, I pledge to live up to the trust that you have given me”. This was Martin Schulz’ open statement to a packed hall of SPD supporters in Berlin this Sunday. Earlier, Schulz had received overwhelming backing from the congress delegates with 97.3% backing him as their lead candidate for the European elections in May.
18/01/2014 PES calls for international mobilisation against Spanish abortion law
Spain's conservative government has agreed to ban women from opting freely for abortions, outraging pro-choice campaigners who say the move will take the country back to the 1980s.
07/01/2014 Macedonian SDSM leaders visit PES headquarters in Brussels
SDSM President Zoran Zaev and Deputy President Radmila Sekerinska, also member of PES presidency, came to Brussels on the 7th of January to meet the European Comissioner for Enlargement Stefan Füle. A visit to the PES party headquarters to meet the Deputy Secretary General Yonnec Polet and the Head of International Unit Ann Linde was also on the agenda.
19/12/2013 PES heads of state and Government say EU summit fight is about jobs and real solidarity, not picking off countries one by one
The European Council summit meeting today “should have as its aim objective to create more and better jobs”, said Party of European Socialists’ (PES) President, Sergei Stanishev. He added “instead, we see yet more attempts to dilute the sense of shared economic and social standards and decision-making”.
18/12/2013 Martin mobilises SLD Poland members at convention in Sosnowiec
Martin Schulz, PES Common Candidate designate spoke at the Democratic Left Alliance’s (SLD) convention in Sosnowiec. Together with SLD President and former Prime Minister Leszek Miller, Martin kicked off the SLD campaign for the European elections as they encouraged delegates to be active contributors in the fight for a better Europe in the upcoming months.
18/12/2013 PES Foreign Affairs Ministers meet to discuss current EU Foreign Policy
On Sunday 15 December, PES Ministers of Foreign Affairs gathered to discuss today’s Foreign Affairs Council meeting. The meeting was led by Jean Asselborn, chair of the PES Foreign Affairs Ministers Network and Foreign Affairs Minister of Luxembourg.
16/12/2013 PES meets Prime Minister of Georgia
Today a joint delegation from the PES, S&D Group and the European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity met with Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garabshvili and Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze in Tblisi. The main topic of the meeting was the result of the EU Vilnius summit on Eastern Partnership, where the EU and Georgia started the final process for an association agreement.
13/12/2013 PES Presidency meets to discuss election preparation
The Presidency of the Party of European Socialists met in Brussels today for its last meeting in 2013 to discuss the preparations for the European Elections.
11/12/2013 PES Women denounces the hijacking of the report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights by the Conservatives
Today, the vote in the European Parliament on the draft report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), prepared by Edite Estrela, S&D Portuguese MEP and PES Women executive member, has failed to be adopted and instead an alternative weak resolution put forward by the EPP and ECR was carried.
11/12/2013 The PES supports the demand for more European values and standards in Ukraine
The PES is following with great concern the current situation in Ukraine. In the last couple of days swelling protests for freedom, democracy and rapprochement towards the EU have been answered by violence on part of the government and police.