05/02/2020 A dangerous precedent: Cooperation of liberals and conservatives with the far-right in Thuringia
The Party of European Socialists is outraged that a dangerous collaboration with the far-right is taking place in Thuringia. In this German state, a Liberal Democrat has been voted in as regional Prime Minister with the support of the far-right AfD and the cooperation of the conservative CDU.
05/02/2020 Fiscal rules review must shift Europe towards new growth model
The PES strongly welcomes the Economic Governance Framework Review announced today by Economy Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni. This will be a re-examination of the EU’s basic economic and fiscal rules, which impact member states’ budgets.
31/01/2020 Brexit will never break EU-UK progressive bonds
The PES marks with sadness the UK’s exit from the European Union after 47 years of membership.
30/01/2020 PES Social Europe Network convenes to support transformative Commission Work Programme
A group of 50 MEPs, representatives from PES member parties and organisations, trade unionists and civil society convened today to discuss action on three vital areas for EU citizens: social rights, housing, and wellbeing.
30/01/2020 PES welcomes new Commission Work Programme that reflects core progressive priorities
The work programme for the first year of the new European Commission marks a major change for the EU which brings it much closer to the core priorities of the PES political family.
29/01/2020 PES: Trump’s peace plan for the Middle East looks deceitful
The Party of European Socialists strongly disagrees with President Trump’s latest proposal for a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine.
28/01/2020 Europe needs strong social rights
Europe needs strong social policies that address citizens needs and put their wellbeing first, EU ministers from the PES political family said after a meeting in Brussels today.
27/01/2020 Progressives defeat populist, racist provocations in Italy
The PES commends Partito Democratico (PD) for derailing Matteo Salvini’s plan to seize power in key Italian regional elections this weekend.
24/01/2020 PES condemns conservatives’ pre-election tricks in Romania
The Party of European Socialists rejects the announced change in the rules of the Romanian local and county elections, just months away from the election date in May.
14/01/2020 Commissioner Nicolas Schmit takes steps to deliver on PES campaign promises for decent wages and strong social rights
Today, Commissioner Nicolas Schmit outlined his plan to deliver on the PES campaign promise of decent minimum wages across Europe and full protection of social rights.