18/10/2019 Decision to overlook North Macedonia and Albania is a deep disappointment
The European Council’s failure to green-light accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania is deeply disappointing and a missed opportunity for Europe, the Party of European Socialists (PES) said today. The European Socialists have been a long-standing ally of the two countries as they have attempted to begin the European integration process.
17/10/2019 Unity today at the European Council will strengthen our Union for the future
The European Council must speak with one voice today to promote peace and prosperity in a previously war-torn corner of our continent, and move the protracted issue of Brexit towards an acceptable resolution, the Party of European Socialists (PES) Preparation Meeting said today.
16/10/2019 PES President urges Donald Tusk to put Enlargement before the European Council tomorrow
President of the Party of European Socialists, Sergei Stanishev, has written to the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, to urge him to put the issue of accession talks with the Republic of North Macedonia and Albania on the agenda of tomorrow’s European Council meeting.
15/10/2019 PES European Affairs Ministers support pre-accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia
The European Ministers from the Party of European Socialists urged the immediate start of EU membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia, at their meeting today in Luxembourg.
14/10/2019 Progressives in Poland and Hungary gaining trust
Progressives in Poland and Hungary improved their results as they gained more support from voters, after they stood united with other progressive, democratic forces against the authoritarian drift in both countries. The results from the local elections in Hungary and the General election in Poland are turning the tide of nationalist, far-right populism in the region, the Party of European Socialists (PES) said.
10/10/2019 PES statement on the killings in Halle, Germany
Following the act of terrorism yesterday in Halle, Germany, where two innocent victims were murdered by a far-right terrorist, the PES:
09/10/2019 PES Academy shapes new progressive agenda
The PES Academy has brought together young professionals and activists representing over 20 PES parties and organisations for an intensive training programme, for the fifth consecutive year.
09/10/2019 PES and progressive leaders from the Western Balkans call for pre-accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia
The Party of European Socialists (PES) and members of the social democratic parties of the Western Balkans, including Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of North Macedonia Radmila Sekerinska, have called for the EU to initiate pre-accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia, at a Regional Forum in Budapest on 7-8 October.
08/10/2019 Frans Timmermans can deliver a sustainable, green transition that leaves no European behind
Frans Timmermans, set out a clear plan today to lead the European transition to a green economy and to encourage other major emitters to follow suit. The PES is proud that Mr Timmermans, who campaigned in the European elections on a strong climate and social agenda, is set to lead Europe’s efforts on the green transition as Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal in the new European Commission.
08/10/2019 PES deeply concerned about the Kurds in Northern Syria
The Party of European Socialists is extremely worried about the fate of the Kurdish population in Northern Syria, after President Trump’s announced decision to withdraw the US troops stationed in the region. The PES believes that this will open a power vacuum that can be exploited by Turkey to occupy and alter the population structure across the Syrian border.