27/03/2019 Europe free from single use plastic in 2 years
The ban on single use plastics takes us one step closer to a sustainable Europe, the Party of European Socialists said today.
11/02/2019 Air quality rules and citizens’ health are non-negotiable
The EU needs to protect citizens from pollution, not loosen air quality rules as conservatives suggest, the Party of Europeans Socialists said today.
17/12/2018 PES welcomes COP24 Climate change deal
The Party of European Socialists fully support the range of measures agreed during the United Nations Climate Change conference in Katowice, Poland.
29/11/2018 EU must pursue a just transition and the most ambition path to long-term climate vision
The PES welcomes the European Commission report A Clean Planet for All, which outlines its strategic long-term vision for a just transition to a green economy.
07/11/2018 PES Environment and Climate Change Network: Sustainability is the bedrock of socialist policies
PES member parties, MEPs, trade unions and civil society agreed today that sustainable development must form the backbone of all EU policies.
08/10/2018 PES welcomes UN call for urgent climate action
The PES fully supports the conclusions of the scientists at the United Nations on the measures needed to slow down global warming.
02/07/2018 Sánchez, Faure and Stanishev meet in Paris
Leading lights of the European socialist movement, including new Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez and PS France leader Olivier Faure, met with progressive leaders and activists from around Europe at a Together event in Paris on Friday.
23/04/2018 PES: EU-wide whistleblower protections are a major step forward
New proposals to strengthen whistleblower protections in the EU are most welcome and should be adopted as soon as possible to protect employees who have the courage to speak up in the public interest, says the PES.
07/11/2017 Europe must anticipate climate-linked industrial change for a just transition
At a meeting of the PES Environment and Climate Change Network today, representatives of PES member parties, MEPs, trade unions and civil society discussed the future of the EU's cohesion policy in environmental matters, the future of EU energy and climate policy, and the state of play of the Paris Agreement.
12/10/2017 PES Fair Growth conference calls for progressive response to Europe's challenges
The economic and societal challenges faced by Europe must be turned in the right direction – a progressive direction – in order to reduce inequality as well as promoting growth. This is the main conclusion of a major PES conference entitled ‘Reinventing the European economy’, at which UN special advisor Jeffrey Sachs was the keynote speaker.