24/02/2017 Brexit conference: PES, UK Labour determined to protect shared values
PES president Sergei Stanishev joined UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in London today to open a major conference on Brexit.
23/02/2017 Rainbow Rose discusses in Malta list of actions to advance LGBTI equality
A delegation of Rainbow Rose – the associate LGBTI network of the PES – discussed ways to push forward advances on LGBTI rights in Europe, under the leadership of Malta, currently holding the presidency of the EU. Under Malta’s Labour government, the country has experienced an impressive progression on LGBTI rights. Delegation members discussed how Malta’s Presidency can help spread these advances to other European Union member countries, as well as within the PES family.
23/02/2017 PES mission to Turkey supports Demirtas during his first hearing in Turkish court
Today a PES delegation supported the co-chair of our Kurdish associate party HDP, Selahattin Demirtas on the day of his first court hearing, since he was jailed without legal foundation in November last year. The hearing took place in the Anadolu 34th Penal Court of First Instance in Istanbul and Demirtas testified via videoconference from the prison of Edirne.
22/02/2017 PES Women addresses equal pay issue using images of Trump
Women would have to work ten years longer – or start working ten years earlier – to match the lifetime earnings of men.
20/02/2017 PES Finance Ministers: better sources of financing for a Social Europe
The Finance Ministers of the PES family called for deeper European cooperation and coordination to address current political and economic challenges, and in particular protectionism and populism.
16/02/2017 PES president: Eurozone needs new tools to better respond to economic shocks
The Party of European Socialists welcomes today's report on the eurozone's budgetary capacity, adopted by the European Parliament.
07/02/2017 Progressive ministers discuss Rome anniversary targets
Europe ministers from the Party of European Socialists discussed concrete policy proposals for making Europe more progressive.
07/02/2017 PES position on events in Romania
The Party of European Socialists welcomes the decision of the government of Romania to withdraw the proposed decree 13/2017, which would have decriminalised a number of offences.
03/02/2017 PES leaders: only true social fairness can save the European dream from destructive populism
Leaders from the Party of European Socialists today undertook to combat populism with social reforms – and promised to use the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome as a catalyst to change the direction of the European Union.
02/02/2017 Ministers in Malta to push for women's rights as an EU priority
Putting women's rights and gender equality on the heart of EU's agenda is the main goal of our PES Gender Equality Ministerial meeting taking place in Valletta on Thursday. Apart from supporting Malta, currently led by a progressive government, the acting president of the European Union in the first half of 2017 in their priorities such as fighting violence against women, ministers also exchanged on work-life balance and LGBTi issues.