30/06/2020 PES: COVID crisis confirms the need for affordable and quality healthcare for all
Guaranteeing universal access to affordable and quality healthcare must be a priority for the EU, Europe’s socialist and democratic political family said as it adopted a healthcare declaration at a meeting of the PES Presidency.
23/06/2020 #PESTalks: Socialists unified in push for fair and sustainable recovery
Europe’s recovery must be guided by the Pillar of Social Rights and propelled forward by the European Green Deal, the socialist and democratic family said today during a #PESTalks livestream.
15/06/2020 Poland: Duda’s anti-LGBTI stance is a scandal and a sign his campaign is struggling
The Party of European Socialists is deeply worried that Polish president Andrzej Duda intends to run for re-election on a homophobic agenda, after he announced his intention to ban alleged “LGBTI propaganda”.
25/05/2020 PES GAC: A successful recovery means looking beyond short-term measures
A fairer and more sustainable Europe will be the hallmark of a successful recovery, PES Europe ministers said today as they met by videoconference ahead of tomorrow’s GAC Council.
02/05/2020 PES on Labour Day: Reducing social impact, protecting jobs, and achieving sustainability should be at the core of recovery from COVID crisis
With Europe in lockdown the PES took Labour Day online with a livestream featuring a progressive prime minister, commissioners and leaders.
16/04/2020 PES condemns barbaric attack on women’s rights in Poland
The PES condemns yet another attempt by the Law and Justice Party (PiS) to roll back women’s rights in Poland. We strongly oppose the way PiS leader Jarosław Kaczyński is using the emergency situation to impose these measures.
08/04/2020 Polish presidential election will be dangerous and flawed because of COVID-19
The Party of European Socialists objects to the conditions in which the Polish presidential election is set to take place in May and calls for it to be postponed. The election should be resumed when public health and equal conditions for campaigning can be guaranteed, European socialists and democrats are saying.
24/02/2020 PES: Banning a far-right rally in Sofia is the appropriate action by the Bulgarian authorities
For the first time in 17 years, the torch procession commemorating a nazi Bulgarian general from the WWII period was cancelled.
20/02/2020 PES: MFF must ensure proper funding for greener, more social Europe, with strengthened Rule of Law
The European Council must reach an agreement that allows the EU to deliver on progressive priorities like the Green Deal, the European Pillar of Social Rights and to endorse the Rule of Law, the PES said at a European Council preparation meeting in Brussels today.
19/02/2020 Europe must act together to strengthen pathways for labour migration
Our family is committed to creating more safe and regular channels for migration to help people in need of protection, to address labour market needs and skills shortages, and to maximise the benefits for the countries of origin, the PES-FEPS Migration & Integration Network meeting in Brussels said today.