17/05/2019 PES stands against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
Our political family will never accept homophobia, biphobia or transphobia in our societies, the PES said today.
04/04/2019 Turkish government must recognise local elections result
The Party of European Socialists urges the governing party AKP to accept the result of the Turkish local elections from Sunday.
01/04/2019 PES welcomes the result of the democratic opposition in the Turkish local elections
The PES is thrilled by the strong results achieved by the Republican People's Party (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi, CHP) in the local elections in Turkey and by all the democratic opposition.
29/03/2019 PES closely monitoring situation in Romania
The PES has been closely monitoring the situation around the justice system reforms in Romania.
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.