20/03/2014 PES Family ensures banking union deal protects citizens
After a long series of negotiations, representatives of the European Council and the European Parliament, headed by S&D MEP Elisa Ferreira reached a strong deal on the banking union early this morning. The negotiators agreed that the cost of an ailing bank should be covered by the banking sector itself, and that taxpayers should no longer have to carry the burden of the excess of the unbridled financial sector.
20/03/2014 PES Women host empowerment seminar at UN HQ New York
In New York, PES Women builds bridges between local communities and international decision-makers. On Wednesday 19 March at 18.00 in the UN headquarters in New York, PES Women and Vision Films presented the film "The Threshold of the Desert", followed by a debate on women’s empowerment with the participation of representatives from UN Women, UNPD and the civil society.
19/03/2014 Party of European Socialists Supports a Discrimination-Free EU Election Campaig
Today, the Party of European Socialists officially pledged our commitment to a discrimination-free election campaign, at an event organised by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) and the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Intersex Association (ILGA-Europe).
17/03/2014 PES denounces illegal referendum in Crimea
Yesterday the 16th of March a referendum was organized in Crimea where voters could chose between joining Russia, or the return of Ukraine to its status under the 1992 constitution, which would give the region much more autonomy. There was no option for those who wanted the constitution to remain unchanged. According to exit polls, 96% of Crimean voters chose to join Russia.
17/03/2014 PES Ministers of foreign affairs gather on the eve of Foreign Affairs Council
On Sunday 16 March, PES Ministers of Foreign Affairs came together to discuss the agenda of the Foreign Affairs Council. Among the issues discussed were the latest developments in Ukraine, including the unconstitutional referendum in Crimea and the sanctions imposed by the EU, and consequences for the Eastern Partnership.
11/03/2014 PES congratulates Chile's new Social Democratic President
The Party of European Socialists (PES) is pleased to celebrate today the inauguration of Chile's new Social Democratic President, Michelle Bachelet. Vice-President Jan Royall and Deputy Secretary General Marije Laffeber are in Chile to represent the PES.
11/03/2014 Bulgarian socialists adopt strong anti- xenophobia stand ahead of euro elections
This Friday, the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) adopted a strong anti-xenophobia resolution; “Against Hatred and for the Art of Living Together,” ahead of the European Elections.
09/03/2014 Schulz in Athens trip to promote ‘progressive coalition’ for euro elections
Party of European Socialists (PES) candidate for European Commission President, Martin Schulz, will today attend a progressive political rally outside Athens, Greece. The rally comes one week after he was elected PES Common Candidate at the PES Congress in Rome.
08/03/2014 PES Women fight for equal pay on International Women’s Day
Today, 8 March 2014, for International Women’s Day, the PES says it's time to close the pay gap between women and men in Europe.
07/03/2014 PES insists on women’s right to choose on eve of International Women’s Da
Tomorrow, 8 March 2014, we celebrate International Women’s Day. On this occasion, PES Vice-President Elena Valenciano has denounced that "within the EU borders, a very high number of women are raped, beaten, murdered and subjected to psychological torture. Combating violence against women will be one of the key issues of this campaign for the European elections as it is one of the worst problems of European society.”