03/02/2017 PES leaders: only true social fairness can save the European dream from destructive populism
Leaders from the Party of European Socialists today undertook to combat populism with social reforms – and promised to use the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome as a catalyst to change the direction of the European Union.
02/02/2017 Social Europe network: credibility of EU is at stake
The Party of European Socialists will fight for decent wages, strong social standards and a high quality of life for all Europeans – because the future of the whole EU is at stake.
23/01/2017 PES calls EU Commission to propose an ambitious Social Pillar
The Party of European Socialists has been calling for an ambitious European Pillar of Social Rights. It should set strong social standards for all countries of Europe and ensure effective protection for European workers and citizens. Today, the European Commission presented the results of the public consultation at an international conference in Brussels today.
16/01/2017 Happy 30th Birthday, Erasmus!
The Erasmus programme turns 30 years old in 2017. It is one of the longest standing EU programmes and definitely one that our citizens value highly. Erasmus is a concrete policy that brings a tangible, positive impact to citizens' lives. About 4 million students have benefited from it, as well as hundreds of thousands of staff from high schools and universities.
19/12/2016 PES welcomes proposals to make energy affordable for all
Europe's poorest households will benefit from Commission proposals to fight energy poverty, said PES President Sergei Stanishev.
15/12/2016 Socialist Leaders support Pittella for Parliament President, push for more social Europe
Prime ministers and party leaders from socialist parties around Europe met this morning in Brussels to discuss the future of social Europe, Turkey, and the presidency of the European Parliament.
05/12/2016 PES finance ministers want a fresh start for EU economic policy
The EU must more strongly support reforms that support sustainable growth and social equality, finance ministers from the Party of European Socialists agreed yesterday.
03/12/2016 PES Council 2016: Grassroots Involvement and a Strong Social Resolution
Flanked by social democrat prime ministers and party leaders across Europe and by hundreds of activists and supporters, PES president Sergei Stanishev declared a common determination to act to fix Europe.
03/12/2016 Sergei Stanishev Calls on Preserving Collective Bargaining and the Social Model in Greece
I have been following closely the development of the negotiations for reaching an agreement on Greece’s adjustment programme. I was greatly concerned to hear that certain fundamental social principles are being put into question, notably by the IMF, with discussions on collective bargaining, collective dismissals, and lockouts. This should be a top priority in the discussion of our PES ECOFIN ministers.
02/12/2016 Socialist Leaders united in demand for action
Socialist and social democrats leaders from Europe came together in Prague in calls for urgent action at the end of day one of the 2016 PES Council.