19/01/2017 PES pleased about Parliament’s strong commitment to social standards
We are pleased that the European Parliament has today (19 January) endorsed a strong position on the need for a European Pillar of social rights.
17/01/2017 President Stanishev: We will fight against the new right coalition
A new right coalition was formed in the European Parliament after Antonio Tajani (EPP) became the new president of the European Parliament (EP). Tajine managed to prevail over the Socialists and Democrats candidate Gianni Pittella by receiving support from the liberals (ALDE) and the conservatives (ECR) during a head to head competition with Pittella.
17/01/2017 PES: Tajani's presidency confirms austerity policy
The Party of European Socialists is very disappointed by the installation of Antonio Tajani as the new president of the European Parliament - putting the right-wing European People's Party (EPP) in control of all three main EU institutions.
16/01/2017 PES: Constitutional change in Turkey is destroying the balance of power
The Party of European Socialists disapproves of the proposed constitutional changes in Turkey, inspired by Erdogan's party, which will be put to the vote for the second time in the coming days.
16/01/2017 Happy 30th Birthday, Erasmus!
The Erasmus programme turns 30 years old in 2017. It is one of the longest standing EU programmes and definitely one that our citizens value highly. Erasmus is a concrete policy that brings a tangible, positive impact to citizens' lives. About 4 million students have benefited from it, as well as hundreds of thousands of staff from high schools and universities.
09/01/2017 PES condemns right-wing Maltese PN failure over outrageous 'Hitler' comments
Simon Busuttil, the leader of the Maltese Nationalist Party, has refused to pass comment after one of his leading parliamentary candidates described Adolf Hitler as a "very progressive" leader.
08/01/2017 European Socialists and Democrats mourn the loss of Mário Soares
European Socialists and Democrats will always remember Mário Soares - the father of democracy in Portugal and founder of the Portuguese Socialist Party, who passed away on 7 January 2017. In this sad moment, we pay tribute to his lifetime work, dedication to the public cause, to his political legacy and services rendered to the PS Portugal, to Socialist values, to Portugal and to Europe.
05/01/2017 PES welcomes Romania’s new socialist government
The Party of European Socialists welcomes Romania’s new Partidul Social Democrat government, led by prime minister Sorin Grindeanu.
01/01/2017 PES mourns Istanbul attack victims
We are shocked and deeply saddened by the terror attack at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey.