25/04/2017 PES responds to Commission on social Europe and EMU
The EU must reinvent itself to offer a better, social and sustainable Europe for all, the Party of European Socialists argues in an open letter to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.
08/04/2017 PES finance ministers discuss non-performing loans
Finance ministers from progressive parties around Europe met today in Malta to discuss the important issue of non-performing loans.
31/03/2017 Malta's strong social measures paved the way for economic success
PES hails the fiscal success achieved by the Maltese Labour government of Joseph Muscat, which has turned the country's economy around in just four years –- and done so while also implementing unprecedented social measures.
29/03/2017 PES Financial and Economic Network expects further reforms of the Economic and Monetary Union
Financial and economic experts from PES member parties, the S&D Group in the European Parliament, trade unions and progressive NGOs discussed key issues of economic and financial policy in Europe.
20/02/2017 PES Finance Ministers: better sources of financing for a Social Europe
The Finance Ministers of the PES family called for deeper European cooperation and coordination to address current political and economic challenges, and in particular protectionism and populism.
16/02/2017 PES president: Eurozone needs new tools to better respond to economic shocks
The Party of European Socialists welcomes today's report on the eurozone's budgetary capacity, adopted by the European Parliament.
10/12/2016 Party of European Socialists hails Commission's shift away from blind austerity
The Party of European Socialists has hailed the European Commission's new 'positive fiscal stance', which will give Eurozone countries more room for manoeuvre in planning their annual budgets.
08/12/2016 PES Ministers: Social Rights Must Prevail Over Economic Freedoms
The meeting of Party of European Socialist ministers responsible for employment, and social affairs took place on Thursday 8 December, ahead of the full Council of Ministers later the same day.
03/12/2016 PES Council 2016: Grassroots Involvement and a Strong Social Resolution
Flanked by social democrat prime ministers and party leaders across Europe and by hundreds of activists and supporters, PES president Sergei Stanishev declared a common determination to act to fix Europe.
03/12/2016 Sergei Stanishev Calls on Preserving Collective Bargaining and the Social Model in Greece
I have been following closely the development of the negotiations for reaching an agreement on Greece’s adjustment programme. I was greatly concerned to hear that certain fundamental social principles are being put into question, notably by the IMF, with discussions on collective bargaining, collective dismissals, and lockouts. This should be a top priority in the discussion of our PES ECOFIN ministers.