04/11/2019 European Unequal Pay Day 2019: PES Women call on the first female Commission President to close the gender pay gap
Today, on European Unequal Pay Day, PES Women is calling on the incoming Commission President to finally close the gender pay gap. The PES member organisation - which fights for female empowerment and gender equality - has mounted a campaign to end pay discrimination, and has sent a specially designed campaign postcard to Ursula von der Leyen.
31/10/2019 Twitter’s ban of political ads is good for democracy
The Party of European Socialists welcomes the move by Twitter to ban all political advertising from its feed in order to protect the integrity of public discussion. The PES believes all political parties must be able to pitch their ideas to the public and engage in meaningful conversation, without distortion from big money.
25/10/2019 PES Presidency in Helsinki agrees progressive priorities for new mandate
We will drive forward Europe so it is a beacon for sustainability and social rights across the world, the Party of European Socialists said today at the meeting of its Presidency.
24/10/2019 Commissioner-designate Nicolas Schmit joins progressive EPSCO Ministers to discuss plans for new mandate
More social Europe, more equality and more fairness, this was the emphasis at today’s meeting of the PES EPSCO ministerial network in Luxembourg.
21/10/2019 PES welcomes new Rainbow Rose board
PES LGBTI Associate Member, Rainbow Rose, has elected a new board at its annual General Assembly in Madrid.
18/10/2019 Decision to overlook North Macedonia and Albania is a deep disappointment
The European Council’s failure to green-light accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania is deeply disappointing and a missed opportunity for Europe, the Party of European Socialists (PES) said today. The European Socialists have been a long-standing ally of the two countries as they have attempted to begin the European integration process.
17/10/2019 Unity today at the European Council will strengthen our Union for the future
The European Council must speak with one voice today to promote peace and prosperity in a previously war-torn corner of our continent, and move the protracted issue of Brexit towards an acceptable resolution, the Party of European Socialists (PES) Preparation Meeting said today.
16/10/2019 PES President urges Donald Tusk to put Enlargement before the European Council tomorrow
President of the Party of European Socialists, Sergei Stanishev, has written to the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, to urge him to put the issue of accession talks with the Republic of North Macedonia and Albania on the agenda of tomorrow’s European Council meeting.
15/10/2019 PES European Affairs Ministers support pre-accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia
The European Ministers from the Party of European Socialists urged the immediate start of EU membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia, at their meeting today in Luxembourg.
14/10/2019 Progressives in Poland and Hungary gaining trust
Progressives in Poland and Hungary improved their results as they gained more support from voters, after they stood united with other progressive, democratic forces against the authoritarian drift in both countries. The results from the local elections in Hungary and the General election in Poland are turning the tide of nationalist, far-right populism in the region, the Party of European Socialists (PES) said.