20/12/2018 Local democracy under threat in Latvia
The PES is deeply concerned about the attempts of government members in Latvia to dismiss elected local representatives in the country.
13/12/2018 Orban’s Slavery Act proves EPP ignore human rights
The PES denounces the latest violations of workers’ rights and human rights in Hungary. Viktor Orban’s ‘Slavery Act’ is the latest sign the country is sliding towards authoritarianism.
22/11/2018 PES calls for immediate release of Selahattin Demirtas after ECHR ruling, and welcomes statement by Federica Mogherini
The Party of European Socialists calls for the immediate release of the co-leader of its member party HDP, Selahattin Demirtas, after the European Court of Human Rights ordered the termination of his pre-trial detention.
12/11/2018 PES Europe Ministers call for greater respect for democracy
The Ministers of European affairs from PES member parties discussed the state of the rule of law in Europe at a meeting in Brussels this morning.
24/10/2018 PES president: The Kamall Incident shows how endangered the EU is
“The European Union, a dream project for all European nations to live in peace and cooperation is now endangered more than ever. The fact that someone like the ECR leader Syed Kamall may accuse the social-democrats of “wanting the same thing as the Nazis” is a clear sign that history can quickly be forgotten.
24/10/2018 LGBTI network say “Solidarity Wins” in the fight to promote LGBTI rights
Solidarity is key to safeguarding and promoting LGBTI rights across Europe, the PES LGBTI network, Rainbow Rose, said at its annual General Assembly this weekend.
21/10/2018 In Memoriam – Wim Kok
It’s with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Wim Kok (1938 – 2018), former Prime-Minister of the Netherlands and one of the founding fathers of the Party of European Socialists.
20/10/2018 PES: Parliament in Skopje voted for the better future of the citizens
The PES welcomes the vote of the parliament in Skopje to start the procedure of changing the name of the country as a first big step towards the European future of FYR of Macedonia.
17/10/2018 PES lining up for 2019 elections with strong nominees for common candidate
With two submitted nominations for common candidate so far and a strong desire to lead progressive change in Europe, the Party of European Socialists kicked off its 2019 EU election campaign during the meeting of the prime ministers and leaders in Brussels today.
08/10/2018 PES: Romanian people proved they stand for equality
The Party of European Socialists is pleased that marriage equality will continue to be enshrined in the Romanian Constitution, after the referendum to amend it failed. The voter’s turnout of 21% was too low for the referendum to be valid.