International Affairs & Cooperation


The Party of European Socialists is deeply involved in international issues. Europe has a major role to play on the international scene and must therefore show its commitments vis-à-vis the rest of the world. Therefore the PES supports and promotes democracy and stability outside our borders.

The PES is very committed to pursue integration and reinforce cooperation respectively with Western Balkans and Eastern neighbourhood. Dialogue is the best path to democracy, rule of law and peaceful societies, the PES is holding it with its partners through the world, from US to China. The PES believes that fair and balanced trade agreements could promote peace and economic development, they must respect labour laws, social rights, environmental standards, and promote good relationship with European partners.

The PES also supports the EU development policy and its 0.7% of GNI target. A coordinated development policy of the EU and its member states is an advantage to promote the Sustainable Development Goals. The PES is committed to make this world a safer place, a place of shared prosperity, and place where human rights and human dignity are at the centre of our thinking and actions.

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