15/09/2018 PES: Parties in Latvia should be able to campaign equally for the election
The Party of European Socialists strongly condemns the harmful interference of a government official in Latvia in the election campaign of our member party SPD Concord.
14/09/2018 Building our campaign to win the next EU election
The PES Campaign Academy that will train activists to campaign for European social democracy in the next EU election was launched in Brussels today. 40 activists from across Europe will learn campaigning techniques and strategies to campaign around the PES common candidate and the PES manifesto, under the coordination of PES Deputy Secretary General Marije Laffeber.
14/09/2018 PES calls for tight grip on the financial sector 10 years after Lehman
The Party of European Socialists calls for a tighter grip on the financial sector 10 years after the crash of Lehman Brothers. PES president Sergei Stanishev said: “We are still dealing with the social consequences of the financial meltdown from 10 years ago. Our economies are weaker and our democracies are weaker as a result".
12/09/2018 PES: The successful vote on Hungary is a victory for Europe. The Council now needs to press Orbán to change his course
The Party of European Socialists welcomes the vote in the European Parliament today which saw MEPs voting to trigger Article 7 (1) of the EU Treaty with 448 votes in favour and 197 against. The procedure is used in cases of serious breach of the values on which the Union is founded and could see Hungary’s voting rights in the Council suspended.
12/09/2018 Debate on the State of The European Union 2018: No lessons learned
The PES strongly disagrees with EU Commission President Juncker’s constant neglect of the European Union’s social role.
11/09/2018 PES: Time for the EPP to choose, pro-Orbán or pro-European
The Party of European Socialists fully supports the efforts of the European Parliament to safeguard the democratic basis on which the European Union is founded by calling for triggering article 7 (1) of the EU Treaty against the Hungarian government.
10/09/2018 PES welcomes social-democratic win in Sweden, encourages democratic forces to join government
The Party of European Socialists welcomes the victory of the Swedish Social Democrats in the general election and calls for Swedish parties to fence off the far-right Sweden Democrats from government.
05/09/2018 PES Secretary General: It is not the EPP alone who will decide on the next European Commission president
On Manfred Weber’s bid for common candidate of the European People’s Party (EPP) in the next European election, PES Secretary General Achim Post said: "It is still unclear whether Manfred Weber will be able to have the support of his political family and run as their common candidate. But one thing is for sure: it is not the EPP award commute that will decide who the next EU Commission president will be, but the European citizens through their votes. They will decide what the balance of power will be like in the European institutions.
27/08/2018 The women’s rights backstop
PES Women, the PES organization to advance women’s rights, discussed ways to step up our parties’ commitment to this cause and regain public support, in times of a conservative counter revolution. That was on Korčula island, Croatia, in a region – Central and Eastern Europe - marked by a new wave of traditionalism.
13/08/2018 PES congratulates the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
The Party of European Socialists congratulates Michelle Bachelet on her appointment as the next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.