23/02/2018 PES prime ministers discuss Spitzenkandidat and long-term EU budget
Prime ministers and European Commissioners from Europe’s progressive family today restated their determination that the next President of the European Commission must not be appointed behind closed doors, but must instead be the candidate able to command majority support in the European Parliament following the 2019 elections.
06/02/2018 PES: We created the Spitzenkandidat process, now we're fighting for it
The Party of European Socialists has pledged its strong support for the Spitzenkandidat process in 2019 and challenged other European political parties to follow suit.
06/02/2018 Philippines shouldn’t follow the path of isolation
The Party of European Socialists is concerned by the announcement of the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte that he will reject millions of EU development aid for ideological reasons. This would certainly result in unnecessary suffering for the worse off in the Philippines.
05/02/2018 PES network presses for progressive reform of EU asylum system
Addressing the challenges and opportunities of asylum and migration requires a long-term, sustainable strategy based on the values of solidarity, responsibility and humanitarianism. This is the key principle that underpinned detailed discussions at the PES Migration and Integration Network meeting on Friday 2 February.
01/02/2018 PES deeply concerned with Polish revision of history
The Party of European Socialists strongly disapproves of the bill passed by the Polish governing majority to define ‘acceptable’ and ‘unacceptable’ forms of referring to the Holocaust in Poland.
01/02/2018 Training Academy meets in Brussels to study election strategies
PES Training Academy participants from the class of 2017-2018 are meeting for the final time this week to formulate strategies for the 2019 European election campaign and then present their plans to a panel of MEPs.
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.
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 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.
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.