The PES fights for a fairer Europe. That means opportunities for all, a sustainable and green economy, respect for the rule of law, and strong democracies. Together with all our member parties across Europe, we are constantly working to provide policies and solutions on how to achieve a fairer Europe. Check out our brochures for more details.
27/05/2020 PES Presidency Declaration on European Commission's Recovery Plan announcement
The COVID19 strongly impacted the lives of every single European. In addition to hundreds of thousands of lives claimed by the pandemic, the European economy was severely damaged by the restrictions imposed in the fight against the virus. Since the beginning of the crisis, the PES has advocated for a strong recovery plan, with strong financial instruments to protect citizens and get the EU back on its feet. In this context, the PES Presidency welcomes the European Commission Next Generation EU plan of €750 billion to address and tackle the crisis. This is a historic moment and we believe that this plan must strengthen our social model as well as the green and digital transitions and must be based on our common European values
09/05/2020 PES Presidency Declaration on Europe Day
Socialists and democrats from across Europe mark Europe Day (9 May) by agreeing a joint declaration on their shared progressive vision for Europe’s future.
French, German, Spanish, Bulgarian, Greek, Italian, Lithuanian, Portuguese
16/03/2020 Open letter to the Eurogroup Ministers: "We call on the Eurogroup to adopt a far-reaching Economic Recovery Plan!"
By Sergei Stanishev (PES President), Iratxe García (President of the S&D Group in the European Parliament) and Christophe Rouillon (President of the PES Group in the European Committee of the Regions)
26/04/2019 If Europe doesn’t care for the people, the people won’t care for Europe - Ministers' Declaration
In the midst of intense negotiations around Europe’s budget for 2021-2027, PES European Affairs Ministers set out how the EU’s main financial tool can provide added value for citizens.
26/02/2019 Multiannual Financial Framework - Discussion paper Finance & Economy Network
The budget for the European Union determines the political priorities for the next seven years. It is one of the principal tools by which Europe’s current and long-term needs are addressed. This discussion paper outlines the state of play of the negotiations and how these may be progressed to achieve the PES’s vision for the future.
26/02/2019 Fiscal Justice in the Digital Sphere - Discussion paper Finance & Economy Network
This working paper explores how global tax rules can be rewritten to promote fiscal justice in the digital sphere. Specifically, this discussion paper assesses digital services taxes within the context of the ongoing debate around tax justice, the business models of firms operating in the digital economy, and tax avoidance and competition between states.