02/12/2016 Socialist Leaders united in demand for action
Socialist and social democrats leaders from Europe came together in Prague in calls for urgent action at the end of day one of the 2016 PES Council.
02/12/2016 Stanishev: Socialists must fight for what they believe
People have lost faith in the establishment – and they see socialists as part of that establishment, PES president Sergei Stanishev will tell a packed conference hall this afternoon.
30/11/2016 PES Council "Saving Europe" - 1-3 December, Prague
Activists from all over Europe are gathering in Prague for the biggest event of the political calendar for social democrats: the Party of European Socialists Council 2016.
15/11/2016 Progressive European Ministers discuss European progressive strategy
The European Ministers from the Party of European Socialists discussed how to push forward a progressive European agenda with concrete measures. The Ministers met in Paris on 14 November, upon invitation of Minister for European Affairs Harlem Désir, and discussed on accelerating economic growth, promoting social cohesion and creating a durable European approach to address the migration challenge.
26/10/2016 PES welcomes new proposal on CCCTB, encourages Commission to step up fight on tax evasion
The European Commission has revealed its new proposal new common rules on corporate taxation. The proposed legislation would subject all EU tax-resident companies with annual turnover of more than €750m to a single set of rules for calculating their taxable profits.
18/10/2016 Progressive European Ministers discuss European standards for trade, European responsibility on migration
The European Ministers from the Party of European Socialists discussed measures for addressing the migration challenge and remaining a strong international trade actor. The Ministers met today in Luxembourg to prepare for the October European Council.
14/10/2016 PES Council Announced at Presidency Meeting
The Party of European Socialists announced the date of its Council, to be held in Prague on 2 and 3 December this year. "We want the upcoming PES Council to become another platform for discussion among our members, activists and leaders on the future of Europe", said PES President Sergei Stanishev today, during the PES Presidency meeting in Brussels. He underlined that the European Socialist and Democrats already have started a broad discussion on the role of our political family in relaunching Europe after the Brexit.
12/10/2016 PES Finance Ministers: urgent to achieve more economic and social convergence
The Finance Ministers of the PES family called for more social and economic convergence in Europe, today in a meeting in Luxembourg. The Ministers exchanged views on measures that can promote integration and economic sustainability in the framework of the deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union.
30/09/2016 PES regrets delaying tactics of Schäuble about the Financial Transaction Tax
The Party of European Socialists regrets the policy flip-flop of German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble about the Financial Transaction Tax. PES President Sergei Stanishev supported the current path of a European Financial Transaction Tax through enhanced cooperation, as opposed to Schäuble’s ‘new’ idea of a Global Transaction Tax: “It is a shame that one of the leading countries of this project is now reversing course. It is totally inconsistent to strive for global unity around this matter, while complaining about an alleged lack of European unity. Let’s not put the cart before the horse”.
30/08/2016 PES supports EC ruling on Apple and calls for more
The Party of European Socialists fully supports the European Commission's decision to force Ireland to reclaim €13 BN due taxes to Apple.