15/01/2021 EU must continue focusing on effective rollout of Covid-19 vaccine
Vaccine rollout must remain a priority for the EU, Europe ministers from the PES said today as they assessed the COVID-19 situation in Europe and agreed that regular coordination discussions are necessary. Member States need transparent national vaccine strategies so citizens can have confidence in the process and progress across Europe can be determined.
07/01/2021 Capitol violence: A dangerous attempt to undermine democracy in the USA
The Party of European Socialists is deeply shocked and concerned by the violence at the Capitol in Washington yesterday – the latest consequence of President Trump’s continued attacks on democracy in the USA.
17/12/2020 PES welcomes European Parliament report on social Europe
A strong social Europe for Just Transitions – a report adopted today by the European Parliament – is an important milestone on the road to a truly social Europe, the Party of European Socialists said today as it welcomed the measures it contains.
16/12/2020 PES: recovery and MFF success brings hope for a better 2021
The Party of European Socialists welcomes the European Parliament’s endorsement of a recovery plan and Multiannual financial framework (MFF) which provides safeguards for the Rule of Law. The realisation of the European Council agreement from July puts the vital support progressives have been pushing for within reach.
14/12/2020 PES environment ministers pledge to build on new ambitious emissions target
Thanks to socialists and democrats Europe is on course to lead the world on reducing emissions, PES environment ministers stated today as they welcomed the new emissions target and pledged to continue pushing for a more sustainable Europe.
10/12/2020 Socialists urge EUCO to reach agreement on recovery and MFF which fully respects the Rule of Law
PES prime ministers, leaders and European commissioners today urged the European Council to reach an agreement on the recovery and MFF which fully respects the Rule of Law. Citizens should not be denied European values or a recovery from the coronavirus crisis.
09/12/2020 Socialists from Europe's cities and regions join forces for the future of urban policy
Representatives of the Party of European Socialists yesterday led a discussion on a progressive agenda for sustainable cities with the PES Group in the European Committee of the Regions.
08/12/2020 Progressive women strike back against gender-based violence
PES Women and its national member organisations are committed to fighting for a Europe where everyone, no matter their gender, can lead a life free from violence, today's online conference reiterated.
07/12/2020 PES agriculture ministers support a green and sustainable CAP
Negotiations on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) must unleash the green potential of European agriculture to improve productivity and support farmers in a sustainable way, immediately and for the long-term. The sector has a valuable role to play as the EU tackles pressing environmental challenges, ministers from Europe’s progressive political family agreed today.
07/12/2020 Social Europe Network adopts plan to put citizens' wellbeing at the heart of policymaking
MEPs, representatives from PES member parties and organisations, trade unionists and civil society today endorsed a comprehensive policy document which aims to put wellbeing at the centre of society. This principle - the wellbeing of citizens - must be a guiding framework for European Union policy, the PES Social Europe Network (SEN) agreed today.