16/01/2017 Happy 30th Birthday, Erasmus!
The Erasmus programme turns 30 years old in 2017. It is one of the longest standing EU programmes and definitely one that our citizens value highly. Erasmus is a concrete policy that brings a tangible, positive impact to citizens' lives. About 4 million students have benefited from it, as well as hundreds of thousands of staff from high schools and universities.
19/12/2016 PES welcomes proposals to make energy affordable for all
Europe's poorest households will benefit from Commission proposals to fight energy poverty, said PES President Sergei Stanishev.
15/12/2016 Socialist Leaders support Pittella for Parliament President, push for more social Europe
Prime ministers and party leaders from socialist parties around Europe met this morning in Brussels to discuss the future of social Europe, Turkey, and the presidency of the European Parliament.
05/12/2016 PES finance ministers want a fresh start for EU economic policy
The EU must more strongly support reforms that support sustainable growth and social equality, finance ministers from the Party of European Socialists agreed yesterday.
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.
02/12/2016 Socialist Leaders united in demand for action
Socialist and social democrats leaders from Europe came together in Prague in calls for urgent action at the end of day one of the 2016 PES Council.
02/12/2016 Stanishev: Socialists must fight for what they believe
People have lost faith in the establishment – and they see socialists as part of that establishment, PES president Sergei Stanishev will tell a packed conference hall this afternoon.
30/11/2016 PES Council "Saving Europe" - 1-3 December, Prague
Activists from all over Europe are gathering in Prague for the biggest event of the political calendar for social democrats: the Party of European Socialists Council 2016.
17/11/2016 PES Presidency: great result of the European Youth Plan Action Day
The Presidency, the day-to-day leading body of the Party of European Socialists, praised the great result of the Action Day on 16 November to promote the European Youth Plan. Hundreds of activists from all over Europe campaigned for the Youth Plan (www.youthplan.eu) to support young people in finding their career path and with their education, to improve their access to culture and to guarantee minimum living standards for children.