25/09/2017 Elections in Germany: an alarming signal
Yesterday’s general election in Germany was a setback in the fight against the far-right in Europe. A nationalistic party will be represented in the German parliament and it is already receiving congratulations from far-right allies in France and the Netherlands, who suffered defeat in their respective national elections earlier this year.
16/09/2017 PES at Global Progress Summit Montreal
A PES delegation participated in the Global Progress Summit held from 15-17 September in Montreal, Canada, hosted by Canada2020.
15/09/2017 PES president & Commissioner discuss cohesion funding, future of Europe
PES president Sergei Stanishev met with Commissioner Corina Crețu in Strasbourg to discuss the future of cohesion funding and progress towards a more equal Europe, as well as the State of the Union address delivered earlier in the week.
07/09/2017 PES delegation participates in the FEPS Seminar "Ones to watch" in Ljubljana
PES deputy secretary general Marije Laffeber led a delegation to visit our member party SD in Slovenia. The delegation met with Slovenian president Borut Pahor, who is leading in the polls for this October's elections, and with SD president Dejan Židan.
22/08/2017 PES: Ignoring the far right once empowers them everywhere
The Party of European Socialists is deeply worried by the latest activities of far-right and neo-Nazi movements, including provocative behaviour and sometimes illegal activities in Europe and across the Atlantic.
28/07/2017 Supporting the European path of the young government in FYR of Macedonia
PES Deputy Secretary General Giacomo Filibeck is on an official PES visit to its associate member party SDSM in Skopje. He had meetings with the Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and defence minister and member of PES presidency Radmila Šekerinska.
27/07/2017 PES welcomes Commission efforts to safeguard rule of law in Poland
The Party of European Socialists is pleased with the latest actions taken by the European Commission towards safeguarding the rule of law in Poland.
18/07/2017 PES talking about the future at the IUSY festival in Albania
The Party of European Socialists is taking part at this year festival of the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY), in Jale, Albania.
13/07/2017 PES condemns Polish government’s attack on independence of Supreme Court
The Party of European Socialists condemns the latest attempt by the Polish government to control the nomination of judges of the Supreme Court, which in practice ends the democratic separation of power.
13/07/2017 PES congratulates Malta on approval of Marriage Equality Bill
The Party of European Socialists is very pleased about the approval of the Marriage Equality Bill in Malta, which has become the 15th country to legalise same-sex marriage. PES president Sergei Stanishev said: “Expanding rights is expanding democracy".