19/08/2020 PES welcomes agreement for social democrat-led government in North Macedonia
The PES welcomes the coalition agreement reached yesterday between the Social Democrats (SDSM) and the Democratic Union for Integration (DUI), which will see Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev return as prime minister of North Macedonia.
12/08/2020 The PES condemns political repression in Belarus, calls for EU sanctions on the ones responsible
The PES strongly condemns the violence and suppression of peaceful protesters and pro-democracy activists by the Lukashenko government in Belarus.
08/08/2020 Malaysian government with yet another attempt to crack down on the democratic opposition
The PES condemns the latest move by the Malaysian government to arrest and charge Lim Guan Eng, a prominent opposition politician and leader of the Democratic Action Party (DAP).
06/08/2020 PES: We stand by the people of Lebanon, international support is crucial
The PES expresses its solidarity with the families of the victims, the Lebanese people and authorities in the country after the horrible blast in Beirut took more than 100 lives, injured thousands and displaced hundreds of thousands from their homes.
27/07/2020 PES Women expresses solidarity with women in Poland
PES Women is deeply worried by the latest move of the Polish ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) and its coalition partners who have announced their intention to withdraw Poland from the Istanbul Convention.
23/07/2020 Reset! Towards digital, climate and regional justice
“Try turning it off and back on again” – how many times have we recommended this to fix our computers? With the Covid-19 outbreak, our economy was suddenly and dramatically turned off.
21/07/2020 PES: Recovery fund was delivered right on time
The PES welcomes the EU recovery plan, adopted early this morning by the European Council. The plan, which adds to the EU Budget €750 billion of common debt to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, will allow the Union to start the recovery process immediately.
16/07/2020 Socialists urge European Council to agree a strong, social and sustainable recovery deal
It is vital that the European Council backs an ambitious recovery strategy, socialist and democratic prime ministers, commissioners and leaders agreed in Brussels today.
16/07/2020 Live updates: PES European Council preparation meeting
Prime ministers, commissioners and leaders from the Party of European Socialists are today meeting in Brussels to discuss common positions in advance of the Special European Council on 17-18 July.
16/07/2020 PES EPSCO urges EU leaders to back recovery that boosts employment for young people
Investment in employment of the next generation must be a key driver for the recovery, socialist ministers said today. Failing to deliver on this ambition will let down young people and hold back the digital and green transitions the PES EPSCO warned, as they urged European leaders to back an ambitious recovery plan this week.