24/09/2018 PES horrified by far-right surge in Italy
The Party of European Socialists denounces the emboldening of the far-right in Italy, as shown by the Lega’s defamation case against MEP Cécile Kyenge and by the aggression to MEP Eleonora Forenza and her assistant Antonio Perillo, who was hospitalized as a result.
18/09/2018 PES Europe Ministers caution Poland to abide by the rule of law
Socialist European Affairs Ministers expressed their strong concern about the complete lack of progress of the Polish government to conform to the rule of law, just one week after the vote in the European Parliament to activate article 7 (1) for Hungary. The Ministers met in Brussels today, where they also exchanged views on migration on the eve of the informal leaders’ meeting.
15/09/2018 PES: Parties in Latvia should be able to campaign equally for the election
The Party of European Socialists strongly condemns the harmful interference of a government official in Latvia in the election campaign of our member party SPD Concord.
12/09/2018 PES: The successful vote on Hungary is a victory for Europe. The Council now needs to press Orbán to change his course
The Party of European Socialists welcomes the vote in the European Parliament today which saw MEPs voting to trigger Article 7 (1) of the EU Treaty with 448 votes in favour and 197 against. The procedure is used in cases of serious breach of the values on which the Union is founded and could see Hungary’s voting rights in the Council suspended.
11/09/2018 PES: Time for the EPP to choose, pro-Orbán or pro-European
The Party of European Socialists fully supports the efforts of the European Parliament to safeguard the democratic basis on which the European Union is founded by calling for triggering article 7 (1) of the EU Treaty against the Hungarian government.
09/07/2018 Martin Schulz calls for pro-EU left coalition against nationalists
Former SPD leader and European Parliament president Martin Schulz has issued a rallying cry for pro-European progressive forces, urging them to combine against the increasingly serious threat posed by nationalism and populism across the world.
28/06/2018 PES: Migration needs neither Seehofer nor Salvini, but solidarity
Prime ministers from the Party of European Socialists agreed today that Europe’s public debate on asylum and migration is missing the vital ingredient of solidarity.
25/06/2018 Turkey’s progressive parties win 34% of the parliamentary vote
The PES congratulates progressive opposition parties in Turkey for their strong result in Sunday's election, despite a years-long campaign by Turkey's President Erdoǧan to weaken them and undermine opponents to his authoritarian regime.
05/06/2018 PES welcomes ECJ decision on same-sex marriage
The PES is pleased that the EU Court of Justice has decided, in the Coman Case, that the term "spouse" in EU law on freedom of residence for EU citizens and their family members includes spouses of the same sex.
29/05/2018 Asylum & migration policy to form key part of 2019 PES election manifesto
The PES Migration and Integration Network met today to discuss a draft note on asylum and migration. The note will ultimately provide a basis for the PES congress resolution and manifesto for next year's European elections.