22/01/2018 PES leader calls for a fair trial for Lula da Silva
There is growing concern within the Party of European Socialists about signs of political interference in the trial of former president of Brazil Luiz Inácio 'Lula' da Silva. This casts doubts on the possibility of a fair, equitable trial.
22/01/2018 PES congratulates Nicoletti on CoE parliamentary assembly presidency
The Party of European Socialists congratulates Michele Nicoletti on his election as President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
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.
01/12/2017 PES Council calls for immediate release of Turkish political prisoners
The Party of European Socialists has issued a strong declaration calling for the release of political prisoners in Turkey, and naming 10 MPs currently detained in the country by the autocratic regime of Erdoğan.
01/12/2017 United PES parties endorse common candidate and commit to progressive alternative for Europe
The Party of European Socialists has voted overwhelmingly to choose a common lead candidate for president of the European Commission in the 2019 European elections.
30/11/2017 PES secretaries general meet in Lisbon to discuss shared challenges
Secretaries general, campaign managers and senior organisers from Europe's progressive parties met today in advance of the annual PES Council in Lisbon, to analyse political developments in their own countries and discuss close cooperation in the coming months.
30/11/2017 PES Council in Lisbon: busy schedule ahead for more than 600 participants
Delegates and activists assembled in Lisbon for their annual PES Council have a packed schedule of debates, workshops, meetings and training sessions under the title 'Progressive Renewal: Europe'.
19/11/2017 PES leaders from the Western Balkans discuss integration
Progressive Parties and foundations from the PES family in the Balkan region have discussed the challenges of further Balkan integration on the path of EU accession, on Saturday, at the Western Balkan Summit in Sarajevo.
30/10/2017 Young campaigners meet in Vienna to tackle populism and hate speech
The Party of European Socialists has hosted an intensive four-day training course for its member parties, covering how to defeat hate speech, populism, racism and intolerance.