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.
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.
01/12/2017 PES Council calls for immediate release of Turkish political prisoners
The Party of European Socialists has issued a strong declaration calling for the release of political prisoners in Turkey, and naming 10 MPs currently detained in the country by the autocratic regime of Erdoğan.