27/03/2017 PES sees demand for social justice in Bulgaria, welcomes consolidation of the Left vote
The Party of European Socialists congratulates its Bulgarian member party BSP for the strong result they achieved during the snap general elections in Bulgaria this Sunday. The Bulgarian Socialists doubled the strength of their parliamentary group, jumping from 39 to 80 seats.
27/03/2017 PES meets young socialist activists and leading progressives in Argentina and Chile
On behalf of the PES, deputy secretary general Marije Laffeber addressed young progressive activists and politicians from more than 50 countries in Rosario Argentina on the subject of common challenges and opportunities for progressive politics.
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.
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.
02/12/2016 Stanishev: Socialists must fight for what they believe
People have lost faith in the establishment – and they see socialists as part of that establishment, PES president Sergei Stanishev will tell a packed conference hall this afternoon.
01/12/2016 Activists gather for first day of PES Council
Events surrounding the Party of European Socialists 2016 Council kicked off today (Thursday 1 December) with a gathering of hundreds of grassroots activists from across the European Union and beyond.
30/11/2016 PES Council "Saving Europe" - 1-3 December, Prague
Activists from all over Europe are gathering in Prague for the biggest event of the political calendar for social democrats: the Party of European Socialists Council 2016.
19/11/2016 PES: Dangerous Human rights violation in Malaysia
The Party of European Socialists strongly condemns the detention of Howard Lee and other members of the opposition in Malaysia. Lee, who is president of the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY), is a representative in the State Legislative Assembly in the country and such an arrest is openly antidemocratic.
17/11/2016 PES Presidency: great result of the European Youth Plan Action Day
The Presidency, the day-to-day leading body of the Party of European Socialists, praised the great result of the Action Day on 16 November to promote the European Youth Plan. Hundreds of activists from all over Europe campaigned for the Youth Plan (www.youthplan.eu) to support young people in finding their career path and with their education, to improve their access to culture and to guarantee minimum living standards for children.
16/11/2016 Thousands gather all over Europe to support the PES European Youth Plan in 111 events
A big pan-European political event took place simultaneously in 30 different European countries on 16 November – the European Youth Plan Action Day.