17/09/2019 PES pushes for positive decision on North Macedonia at next EU Council
The immediate start of the pre-accession negotiations for North Macedonia’s accession to the EU must be agreed at the next European Council, PES President Sergei Stanishev said today following a meeting with the country’s Prime Minister, Zoran Zaev, in Skopje.
10/09/2019 PES ready to work together with our Commissioners for progressive change
The Party of European Socialists is looking forward to a close cooperation with the new European Commission and its ten Commissioner-designates from the PES family.
03/09/2019 PES calls for the release of Selahattin Demirtas after Ankara court acquittal
The Party of European Socialists calls for the immediate release of Selahattin Demirtas, the former co-chair of our associate member party HDP, who was absolved of allegations of terrorism yesterday by a court in Ankara.
20/08/2019 PES: Erdogan is once again trying to hijack democracy
The removal of three democratically elected majors is the latest signal that Erdogan is actively subverting democracy to maintain a grip on power, the Party of European Socialists said today.
25/06/2019 PES saddened by death of former Cyprus President Dimitris Christofias
The Party of European Socialists mourns the passing of former Cyprus President Dimitris Christofias, who died on Friday at the age of 72.
24/06/2019 Opposition victory in Istanbul: a new hope for Turkey
The Party of the European Socialists is thrilled by the victory of the opposition in the re-run of the Istanbul mayoral election last Sunday.
18/06/2019 The PES strongly condemns Turkish gas exploration in Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone
The PES denounces attempts by Turkey to begin gas exploration in the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone.
07/05/2019 Election re-run is worrying sign for Turkish democracy
The PES is deeply worried about the frequent attempts of the Turkish Government and President Erdoğan to change the results of the Istanbul Mayoral elections, held at the end of March, which saw the AKP lose power in the city.
06/05/2019 New President brings North Macedonia one step closer to European future
The PES welcomes the historic victory of associate member party Socijaldemokratski Sojuz na Makedonija (SDSM) in Sunday’s presidential vote, which brings the Republic of North Macedonia one step closer to joining the family of European nations.
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.