25/06/2020 PES declaration strongly urges the European Council to agree on an ambitious Recovery Plan for COVID-19
Meeting by videoconference, the PES Presidency today adopted a declaration calling for an ambitious Recovery Fund so the EU can overcome the COVID-19 crisis and move towards a green, social, digital, gender-equal, inclusive and sustainable future.
24/06/2020 PES Foreign Policy Network condemns injustices in Turkey and discusses institutional racism in US and Europe
Justice must win out in the USA and Turkey, foreign affairs spokespersons, MEPs, MPs and key representatives from the progressive political family said today as they convened to discuss foreign policy.
24/06/2020 PES denounces Canan Kaftancıoğlu’s prison sentence for her political tweets
The Party of European Socialists regrets the decision of the Turkish Court of Appeals to sentence Canan Kaftancıoğlu, from our Turkish associate party CHP, to ten years in prison for expressing her legitimate opinions on Twitter. The PES calls for the immediate repeal of the sentence.
23/06/2020 #PESTalks: Socialists unified in push for fair and sustainable recovery
Europe’s recovery must be guided by the Pillar of Social Rights and propelled forward by the European Green Deal, the socialist and democratic family said today during a #PESTalks livestream.
22/06/2020 PES Environment Ministerial: PES Environment Ministers united for a green recovery
After the presentation of the Recovery Strategy by the European Commission it is clear that the recovery will be sustainable and socially fair. Now it is time to implement the European Green Deal and support green growth on all levels around the European Union, PES Environment Ministers said today.
22/06/2020 PES President regrets US decision to pull out of digital tax talks
The US administration has decided to withdraw from OECD negotiations on creating international corporate taxation and has warned it will retaliate if European countries plan to go forward with taxing American firms such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple.
22/06/2020 PES backs Commissioner Nicolas Schmit’s priority on youth employment
Commissioner Schmit’s push to ensure youth employment is a priority for the EU’s recovery strategy is timely and highly necessary, PES President Sergei Stanishev said today. Since the onset of this pandemic, the PES has ramped up its calls for the EU to extend and strengthen the policies socialists and democrats introduced after the last crisis.
19/06/2020 PES Women: It is time to create a formal Council configuration for Gender Equality
Ahead of the EU leaders meeting on 19 June, PES Women and its member organisations are once again calling on the European Council to establish a Council configuration for gender equality.
18/06/2020 PES calls on EU Council to support fair and sustainable recovery plan
Tomorrow leaders must put Europe on course for a fair and sustainable recovery, prime ministers, commissioners and leaders from the socialists and democratic family said at a European Council preparatory meeting today.
18/06/2020 #PESTalks livestream to set out recovery for people, jobs and the economy
Europe needs a recovery which works for people and the planet. #PESTalks: a plan for people, jobs and the economy will see key figures from the progressive movement discuss socialist and social democratic plans to rejuvenate Europe post-COVID19.