18/09/2019 PES rejects plans to regulate journalism in Poland
The Party of European Socialists rejects plans to regulate journalistic activity in Poland, as written in the election programme of the governing party PiS (Law and Order). European socialists believe Kaczynski is trying to use government action to curb the freedom of the press and limit dissent.
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.
16/09/2019 Progressive European Affairs Ministers: The EU’s efforts on strengthening the rule of law must continue
Frans Timmermans has been doing an excellent job on strengthening the rule of law in Europe - the Blueprint released in July sets the right tone for action - and the next European Commission should continue the work with the same level of ambition and vigour, according to the Ministers of European Affairs from the Party of European Socialists, who met in Brussels today.
12/09/2019 PES Migration and Integration Network calls for equal treatment of all children
The Party of European Socialists called for equal treatment of migrant children and native children alike, at a public conference co-hosted with our Maltese member party Partit Laburtista, at the National Museum of Archaeology in Valetta. PES Deputy Secretary General Marije Laffeber, the minister of home affairs of Malta, Dr Michael Farrugia, MEPs Miriam Dalli, Javier Moreno and Julie Ward – from the S&D group – and Ann Marie Pisani from the Agency for the Welfare of Asylum Seekers and Alfred Grixti from the Foundation for Social Welfare Services took part.
11/09/2019 PES Migration and Integration calls for bigger efforts to protect and integrate children
The PES network on Migration and Integration called for ambitious integration programmes for migrant children and for a focus on children and their specific need for protection in European migration policies. The meeting will start today in Malta, hosted by Partit Laburista and will end tomorrow with a public conference.
11/09/2019 PES congratulates the new Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde, thanks outgoing Margot Wallström
The Party of European Socialists would like to express its recognition for the good work accomplished by Margot Wallström as a Foreign Minister of Sweden. We also welcome her successor in the position, Ann Linde.
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.
09/09/2019 By sentencing CHP chairperson in Istanbul, Erdogan seeks revenge for the election he lost
The PES condemns the latest moves of the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who is obviously using the judicial system in Turkey to take revenge over the opposition in the country.
05/09/2019 Democratic Party has opened-up a positive future for Italy
The Party of European Socialists welcomes the new Italian government.
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.