24/01/2018 Turkish military operation in north-western Syria raises concerns
The recent operation of the Turkish Army in north-western Syria raises concerns about the fate of the civilian population in the region, and brings up difficult questions. The offensive by the Turkish armed forces may cause yet another wave of displaced civilians. Worse still, it may claim innocent lives.
24/01/2018 PES: 2019 transnational lists would strengthen European elections
Electing some Members of the European Parliament using transnational lists would boost democracy and strengthen the European dimension of the elections.
23/01/2018 PES Finance Ministers want deeper EMU in 2018
Finance ministers from the PES family today discussed the steps that need to be taken to deepen the Economic and Monetary Union this year.
22/01/2018 PES leader calls for a fair trial for Lula da Silva
There is growing concern within the Party of European Socialists about signs of political interference in the trial of former president of Brazil Luiz Inácio 'Lula' da Silva. This casts doubts on the possibility of a fair, equitable trial.
22/01/2018 2018, a decisive electoral year
Elections in 2018 will set the tone for the future of the European Union -- and we stand ready to support all progressive parties, wherever they face electoral challenges! Some of our government parties will face the popular vote. Some of our governments-in-waiting will fight for the power to change the political agenda. All of that is setting the stage for the 2019 European elections and will be shaping European policy, hopefully in a progressive way, with a Union more social and more opened towards its citizens.
22/01/2018 PES congratulates Nicoletti on CoE parliamentary assembly presidency
The Party of European Socialists congratulates Michele Nicoletti on his election as President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
19/01/2018 Europe's social democrats welcome SPD's landmark EU stance in pre-coalition talks
The Party of European Socialists warmly welcomes the new position on Europe negotiated by the SPD in its pre-talks discussion on a future German coalition government.
12/01/2018 PES: Autocratic purges of elected mayors in Turkey must be reversed
The Party of European Socialists strongly condemns the Turkish government’s authoritarian purge of elected officials from opposition parties, including last week’s dismissal of Murat Hazinedar, the elected mayor of Besiktaş district in Istanbul.
20/12/2017 PES approves Article 7 trigger, calls on Poland to respect fundamental values
The Party of European Socialists approves of the European Commission's decision to trigger Article 7 of the EU treaties, in response to the violations of the rule of law and the separation of powers by the government and president of Poland.
18/12/2017 PES energy ministers support a progressive European energy agenda
Ahead of today's EU energy council, PES energy ministers met today to discuss a progressive agenda for Europe.