19/11/2017 PES leaders from the Western Balkans discuss integration
Progressive Parties and foundations from the PES family in the Balkan region have discussed the challenges of further Balkan integration on the path of EU accession, on Saturday, at the Western Balkan Summit in Sarajevo.
30/10/2017 Young campaigners meet in Vienna to tackle populism and hate speech
The Party of European Socialists has hosted an intensive four-day training course for its member parties, covering how to defeat hate speech, populism, racism and intolerance.
29/10/2017 The PES LGBTI network, Rainbow Rose, held its annual General Assembly in Stockholm this weekend.
A new board was elected with Sedef Çakmak, the only out LGBTI politician elected in Turkey, as president.
19/10/2017 Progressive prime ministers emphasise need for European unity
Prime ministers and party leaders from the Party of European Socialists called for a united response to Europe’s challenges when they met to prepare common positions for the European Council meeting this afternoon.
26/09/2017 PES member parties discuss election strategies at UK Labour conference
Representatives from a number of progressive and socialist parties across Europe met at the UK Labour party conference as part of the PES Taskforce Elections to discuss and develop electoral strategies.
25/09/2017 Elections in Germany: an alarming signal
Yesterday’s general election in Germany was a setback in the fight against the far-right in Europe. A nationalistic party will be represented in the German parliament and it is already receiving congratulations from far-right allies in France and the Netherlands, who suffered defeat in their respective national elections earlier this year.
16/09/2017 PES at Global Progress Summit Montreal
A PES delegation participated in the Global Progress Summit held from 15-17 September in Montreal, Canada, hosted by Canada2020.
15/09/2017 PES president & Commissioner discuss cohesion funding, future of Europe
PES president Sergei Stanishev met with Commissioner Corina Crețu in Strasbourg to discuss the future of cohesion funding and progress towards a more equal Europe, as well as the State of the Union address delivered earlier in the week.
07/09/2017 PES delegation participates in the FEPS Seminar "Ones to watch" in Ljubljana
PES deputy secretary general Marije Laffeber led a delegation to visit our member party SD in Slovenia. The delegation met with Slovenian president Borut Pahor, who is leading in the polls for this October's elections, and with SD president Dejan Židan.
22/08/2017 PES: Ignoring the far right once empowers them everywhere
The Party of European Socialists is deeply worried by the latest activities of far-right and neo-Nazi movements, including provocative behaviour and sometimes illegal activities in Europe and across the Atlantic.