News

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.

More

04/05/2020 PES Finance and Transport Ministers call for green, social and sustainable transport sector

Progressive Finance and Transport Ministers today discussed with the European Commission Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans the strategic importance of supporting and transforming the transport sector as a key pillar of the European COVID-19 recovery strategy.

More

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.

More

23/04/2020 EU Council must back massive recovery fund today, solidarity is crucial

The European Council must take its lead from the spirt of collective action and solidarity that is thriving in communities across Europe, PES President Sergei Stanishev concluded during a videoconference with PES prime ministers and leaders today. The COVID-19 recovery fund must be massive and should support trademark socialist policies to save lives and protect jobs.

More

10/04/2020 Eurogroup deal shows EU is on the path of solidarity

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the agreement reached by EU finance ministers last night, which will unlock €540 billion of support to help the European economy overcome the coronavirus crisis.

More

07/04/2020 PES EPSCO: EU must activate unemployment scheme as soon as possible

Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (known as SURE) must be activated as soon as possible, this was the conclusion of the PES Employment and Social Affairs Ministers videoconference meeting today.

More

25/03/2020 COVID-19: PES Financial and Economic Network calls for bold action to avert economic crash

Unprecedented times require unprecedented measures, this was the conclusion of the PES Financial and Economic Network videoconference today.

More

23/03/2020 PES welcomes move to increase fiscal room for member states

The PES warmly welcomes the decision to activate the general escape clause of the Stability and Growth Pact, proposed by the European Commission last week and approved today by the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN).

More

20/03/2020 PES backs ETUC call for emergency economic measures in response to COVID-19

European institutions and governments must act rapidly to prevent an economic shock, this was the central message of a letter published today by the ETUC. The PES joins world-renowned economists and academics, trade unionists, former prime ministers, and a former European commissioner in backing the call for action.

More

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.

More