07/03/2018 PES thanks Gianni for strong leadership in European Parliament
The Party of European Socialists expresses its gratitude to Gianni Pittella for his strong leadership of the Socialists & Democrats Group in the European Parliament.
06/03/2018 PES welcomes 'votes at 16' in Malta
The Party of European Socialists commends the government of Malta and PES member party Partit Laburista for their decision to lower the voting age to 16 for national parliamentary and European elections.
01/03/2018 Success on the horizon for posted workers reform
EU lawmakers have reached agreement on reforming the rules for posted workers in Europe -- putting one of the PES's major policy priorities within reach for the first time.
28/02/2018 Closing the gender pay gap 2018: Focusing on pensions
PES Women launches its 2018 Gender Pay Gap campaign today (28 February), on European Equal Pay Day. Equal Pay Day is the day each year in spring until which women would have to work to earn the same as their male colleagues in the previous year.
27/02/2018 PES General Affairs ministers discuss EU budget and rule of law in Poland
European affairs ministers from the Party of European Socialists in a meeting today in Brussels discussed the budget priorities of the EU 2020 and the state of the rule of law in Poland.
23/02/2018 PES prime ministers discuss Spitzenkandidat and long-term EU budget
Prime ministers and European Commissioners from Europe’s progressive family today restated their determination that the next President of the European Commission must not be appointed behind closed doors, but must instead be the candidate able to command majority support in the European Parliament following the 2019 elections.
21/02/2018 PES president explains progressive stance in 'jobs & digital economy' discussion
The PES is leading the fight to address the unwanted consequences of digitisation.
20/02/2018 PES pledges solidarity with imprisoned Turkish MPs
The Party of European Socialists stands with its friends and allies in Turkey in their fight for human rights and the rule of law, and against political oppression, PES secretary general Giacomo Filibeck told the congress of Halkların Demokratik Partisi (People's Democratic Party, HDP) last week.
19/02/2018 PES finance ministers call for a strong EU post-2020 budget of cohesion, investment and unity
Finance ministers from the PES family today discussed the political priorities of the EU Budget post-2020.
19/02/2018 PES welcomes Hamáček as new ČSSD chairman
The PES welcomes the election of Jan Hamáček as the new chairman of the Czech Social Democratic Party (Česká strana sociálně demokratická, ČSSD) at their party congress on Sunday.