21/07/2017 PES Health ministers: we need stronger EU measures to tackle harmful use of alcohol
Progressive health ministers have called for more cooperation between Member States and at the EU level to deliver efficient policy responses to tackle harmful use of alcohol in Europe.
20/07/2017 EC report confirms need for strong support to Youth Guarantee
The European Commission's review on the Employment and Social Developments in Europe in 2017 published this week is a strong reminder of the need for a strong Youth Guarantee programme to help cope with the high youth unemployment.
19/07/2017 PES ministers determined to push for more Social Europe
The future of Europe must be more Social Europe, according to the PES Employment and Social Affairs ministers, who met in Tallinn on 19 July, before the informal council of ministers of the EU28.
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".
11/07/2017 PES Finance Ministers call for measures to reduce inequality
Finance ministers from the PES family today discussed measures for bridging social and economic inequalities and strengthening convergence in the EU.
10/07/2017 PES cohesion conference: Solidarity is a guarantee for EU future
Europe's social democrats call for a strengthened cohesion policy post-2020, focused on decent jobs, clean environment, investment in human capital and new technologies, a packed hall of conference delegates heard today.
04/07/2017 PES delegation defending HDP co-chair is ejected from Ankara courthouse
A delegation of international observers from the Party of European Socialists has been turned away from a courtroom in Ankara, where the co-chair of PES member party Halkların Demokratik Partisi (People's Democratic Party, HDP) is due to stand trial on charges brought by the Turkish government.
04/07/2017 PES regrets watering down of legislative milestone on tax transparency by conservatives
The PES regrets that a right-wing coalition led by the European People's Party has weakened essential measures on EU tax transparency today in the European Parliament.