21/09/2016 PES, PES Women and Rainbow Rose discussing women’s and gay rights in Tunisia
The PES, Rainbow Rose – our network for LGBTI Rights (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual and intersex people) - and PES Women debated the state of play of women’s rights and LGBTI rights in Tunis, Tunisia, on 17 September. At the conference, participants discussed how to better support those rights in the context of the EU-Tunisia trade negotiations. The conference was organised by the Global Progressive Forum, in co-operation with Rainbow Rose, Solidar Tunisia and SHAMS (Tunisian LGBTI organisation).
08/09/2016 PES President Stanishev to have meetings in Poland and the Baltics, debating the future of the EU
The President of the Party of European Socialists Sergei Stanishev is on tour to Poland and the Baltic states. Leading a PES delegation, Stanishev will discuss the current situation in the EU with high-level officials from the countries' member parties, academics and other PES partners.
07/09/2016 PES welcomes agreement for fair elections in the FYROM
The Party of European Socialists welcomes the agreement reached between the government and the opposition of the FYR of Macedonia to have elections in the country this December.
03/09/2016 PES supports PSOE in rejecting Rajoy and rejects the attacks of the European conservatives on Spanish socialists
The Party of European Socialists supports the negative vote of PSOE at the failed investiture of Mariano Rajoy as Prime Minister of Spain. The European progressives strongly reject the European People's Party's allegation that PSOE is behaving 'irresponsibly'.
02/09/2016 Impeachment in Brazil: A very dangerous precedent
The PES is deeply concerned about the decision of the Brazilian Senate to remove Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff from office. We believe the procedure to be legally questionable, politically motivated and antidemocratic.
25/08/2016 High Level Progressive Summit in Paris: PES family united in reviving Europe
The leaders of the Party of European Socialists have continued with discussions on the future of the European Union after the ‘leave’ vote in the UK following earlier talks at a PES meeting on 29 June. The meeting took place today and was hosted by the President of France, François Hollande, at the Château de la Celle Saint Cloud, in the outskirts of Paris. At the beginning of the meeting, France’s President delivered a speech on behalf of the PES family in which he called for solidarity with the Italian people after the earthquake in Central Italy.
03/08/2016 PES expresses its concerns about human rights in Turkey
The Party of European Socialists is deeply concerned about the extent of the reprisals that are being carried out in Turkey. The PES clearly condemned the coup from the outset but European Socialists and Democrats are now worried about the current situation in the country.
03/08/2016 PES joins Europride Amsterdam to advocate LGBTI rights
On Friday, 5th of August, during the Europride in Amsterdam, the Party of European Socialists (PES) and the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) will co-host a conference on building towards equal rights for LGBTI in the EU member states. The conference, called “LGBTI rights in Europe, political answers to an activist analysis” is organised by Rainbow Rose and the Dutch Roze Network together with the support of PES and the PvdA.
18/07/2016 PES concerned about Turkish power reshuffle
The Party of European Socialists would like to express its concern about the thousands of suspensions in the military, in the police, in the justice system following the attempted coup in Turkey. The PES is worried the most about the debate on the re-introduction of the death penalty, initiated by the Turkish Government.
16/07/2016 PES condemns the coup in Turkey and calls for democracy to be respected
The Party of European Socialists condemns last night’s attempted coup in Turkey and welcomes the fact that a democratically elected government was not overthrown by military force. The PES and both of its member parties in Turkey - the Republican People's Party (CHP) and the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) stand firmly for democracy, the rule of law and the right of the Turkish people to express their will freely.