21/01/2021 PES supports European Parliament resolution demanding the liberation of Selahattin Demirtas
The Party of European Socialists stands behind the resolution adopted today by the European Parliament demanding the liberation of Selahattin Demirtaş – a Kurdish opposition leader who has been held in prison in Turkey since 2016. Demirtas is the former co-chair of the PES-associate pro-Kurdish party HDP (People's Democratic Party).
20/01/2021 Biden Harris presidency brings hope of renewed transatlantic relationship
Today’s inauguration marks the beginning of a new era of US-EU relations, the Party of European Socialists said today. After the failed experiment of the last four years, trust and cooperation can finally be rebuilt.
20/01/2021 PES ENVI Network: the drive for eco-friendly and fair societies starts with sustainable cities
Europe’s cities can be world-leaders on environmental and social justice, if they embrace progressive priorities. This was the conclusion as the PES Environment, Climate Change and Energy Network convened by videoconference today.
19/01/2021 Imprisonment of Kremlin critic is an affront to the Rule of Law, he must be freed
The Party of European Socialists condemns the detention of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and welcomes the declaration released on behalf of the EU by High Representative Josep Borrell.
15/01/2021 EU must continue focusing on effective rollout of Covid-19 vaccine
Vaccine rollout must remain a priority for the EU, Europe ministers from the PES said today as they assessed the COVID-19 situation in Europe and agreed that regular coordination discussions are necessary. Member States need transparent national vaccine strategies so citizens can have confidence in the process and progress across Europe can be determined.
07/01/2021 Capitol violence: A dangerous attempt to undermine democracy in the USA
The Party of European Socialists is deeply shocked and concerned by the violence at the Capitol in Washington yesterday – the latest consequence of President Trump’s continued attacks on democracy in the USA.
17/12/2020 PES welcomes European Parliament report on social Europe
A strong social Europe for Just Transitions – a report adopted today by the European Parliament – is an important milestone on the road to a truly social Europe, the Party of European Socialists said today as it welcomed the measures it contains.
16/12/2020 PES: recovery and MFF success brings hope for a better 2021
The Party of European Socialists welcomes the European Parliament’s endorsement of a recovery plan and Multiannual financial framework (MFF) which provides safeguards for the Rule of Law. The realisation of the European Council agreement from July puts the vital support progressives have been pushing for within reach.
14/12/2020 PES environment ministers pledge to build on new ambitious emissions target
Thanks to socialists and democrats Europe is on course to lead the world on reducing emissions, PES environment ministers stated today as they welcomed the new emissions target and pledged to continue pushing for a more sustainable Europe.
10/12/2020 Socialists urge EUCO to reach agreement on recovery and MFF which fully respects the Rule of Law
PES prime ministers, leaders and European commissioners today urged the European Council to reach an agreement on the recovery and MFF which fully respects the Rule of Law. Citizens should not be denied European values or a recovery from the coronavirus crisis.