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28/01/2020 Europe needs strong social rights

Europe needs strong social policies that address citizens needs and put their wellbeing first, EU ministers from the PES political family said after a meeting in Brussels today.

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27/01/2020 Progressives defeat populist, racist provocations in Italy

The PES commends Partito Democratico (PD) for derailing Matteo Salvini’s plan to seize power in key Italian regional elections this weekend.

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24/01/2020 PES condemns conservatives’ pre-election tricks in Romania

The Party of European Socialists rejects the announced change in the rules of the Romanian local and county elections, just months away from the election date in May.

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14/01/2020 Commissioner Nicolas Schmit takes steps to deliver on PES campaign promises for decent wages and strong social rights

Today, Commissioner Nicolas Schmit outlined his plan to deliver on the PES campaign promise of decent minimum wages across Europe and full protection of social rights.

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08/01/2020 PES delegation supports Demirtaş at hearing in Turkey

A PES delegation led by Deputy Secretary-General Giacomo Filibeck attended the hearing of Selahattin Demirtaş at the Sincan prison in Ankara today.

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07/01/2020 PES welcomes Pedro Sánchez as Prime Minister of Spain, leading a new progressive coalition government

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the election of the leader of PSOE Pedro Sánchez as prime minister of Spain, who will lead the new progressive coalition government of the country.

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06/01/2020 Milanovic and social democracy victorious in Croatian presidential elections

The PES is happy to congratulate social-democratic former prime minister of Croatia Zoran Milanovic, who defeated the conservative Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic (EPP) in the second round of the presidential election in the country this Sunday.

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19/12/2019 PES Environment Ministerial: 2020 must be the year of climate action

2019 was the year of wildfires, drought and flooding, 2020 must be the year of climate action, the Party of European Socialists (PES) environment ministerial meeting agreed today.

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17/12/2019 PES denounces the detention of district mayor İbrahim Burak Oğuz in Turkey

The Party of European Socialists (PES) denounces the arbitrary detention of İbrahim Burak Oğuz, a district mayor from Izmir, from our Turkish associate member party CHP. He was charged after allegedly contacting a terrorist organisation by telephone.

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12/12/2019 EU needs the funding to match ambitious progressive targets

Progressives will not stop in the fight for a more sustainable and just Europe, prime ministers, commissioners and leaders from the Party of European Socialists (PES) said today at a meeting in Brussels.

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