04/07/2014 SPD Drives Positive Social Change with New Minimum Wage Law in Germany
On 3 July, the German Bundestag adopted a new Minimum Wage Bill, fulfilling an important election pledge of the SPD. Our German Social Democrat member party had made this legislation a core condition of the coalition agreement with their partners in Government. Sigmar Gabriel, Vice-Chancellor and SPD leader hailed the moment as “a historic day” for Germany, and a sign of “great social progress”.
02/07/2014 Beijing 20+, "Women, seize the moment and let’s advance"
Zita Gurmai, President of PES Women, attended the Socialist International Women Council in Mexico on 26-27 June, calling for progress, mobilization and action to secure women’s future in the context of the Beijing 20+ Platform for Action.
01/07/2014 PES Congratulates Schulz on Historic 2nd Term as Parliament President
The PES today offered its warm congratulations to Martin Schulz, the newly re-elected European Parliament President. Schulz was backed by an overwhelming majority of MEPs, receiving 409 of the 612 valid votes cast.
28/06/2014 Socialist International Women Council in Mexico
Socialist International Women (SIW) is currently hosting its council in Mexico City . Women from 32 countries gathered to discuss on 'Declaration and Platform for action Beijing + 20' and looking at the concrete stepts that have been taken to improve the position of women since the UN Beijing Womens Conference held in 1995.
26/06/2014 A more progressive Europe is our condition for supporting Juncker, say PES leaders
(Ypres, Belgium) Meeting in Ypres on the eve of the European Council, PES Heads of State and Government today gave their support for a more accountable and democratic European Union. The PES insists on a strongly progressive policy programme for the next Commission. The overwhelming message from EU voters is that they want change and that they want policies that address their concerns.
25/06/2014 PES & Observer Party Mark Moldovan Accession Talks
The Chairman of the Democratic Party of Moldova (PDM), a PES Observer Member Party, was in Brussels on 24 June for Moldova’s historic signing of an Association Agreement with the European Union.
20/06/2014 Achim Post welcomes PD
After the presidency meeting earlier today PES Secretary General Achim Post welcomed the Italian PD in the leadership team.
20/06/2014 PES Finance Ministers discuss Economic and Financial Priorities
The Party of European Socialists’ (PES) Finance Ministers met in Luxembourg today for the first time since the European Elections. The Ministers assessed the outcome and exchanged views on challenges and priorities for the upcoming legislature.
18/06/2014 Stanishev endorses Schulz as S&D Group President
Sergei Stanishev took his seat as an MEP in the European Parliament today, and congratulated Martin Schulz for his election campaign on behalf of the PES. Sitting in the constitutive meeting of the S&D Group, Stanishev also endorsed Schulz’s nomination as the new Group President.
16/06/2014 Gyula Horn Room inaugurated in European Parliament
Following a joint initiative of the Hungarian and German S&D Delegations in the European Parliament, a room of the European Parliament has been named after Gyula Horn, former Prime Minister of Hungary.