20/02/2018 PES pledges solidarity with imprisoned Turkish MPs
The Party of European Socialists stands with its friends and allies in Turkey in their fight for human rights and the rule of law, and against political oppression, PES secretary general Giacomo Filibeck told the congress of Halkların Demokratik Partisi (People's Democratic Party, HDP) last week.
19/02/2018 PES finance ministers call for a strong EU post-2020 budget of cohesion, investment and unity
Finance ministers from the PES family today discussed the political priorities of the EU Budget post-2020.
19/02/2018 PES welcomes Hamáček as new ČSSD chairman
The PES welcomes the election of Jan Hamáček as the new chairman of the Czech Social Democratic Party (Česká strana sociálně demokratická, ČSSD) at their party congress on Sunday.
08/02/2018 PES welcomes crackdown on fraudulent 'letterbox companies'
The Party of European Socialists has welcomed a court ruling which will help close legal loopholes allowing fraudulent companies to dodge their social security obligations.
06/02/2018 PES supports Commission’s new Western Balkan strategy
The PES welcomes the new Commission strategy adopted today on the Western Balkans' European prospects.
06/02/2018 PES: We created the Spitzenkandidat process, now we're fighting for it
The Party of European Socialists has pledged its strong support for the Spitzenkandidat process in 2019 and challenged other European political parties to follow suit.
06/02/2018 Philippines shouldn’t follow the path of isolation
The Party of European Socialists is concerned by the announcement of the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte that he will reject millions of EU development aid for ideological reasons. This would certainly result in unnecessary suffering for the worse off in the Philippines.
05/02/2018 PES network presses for progressive reform of EU asylum system
Addressing the challenges and opportunities of asylum and migration requires a long-term, sustainable strategy based on the values of solidarity, responsibility and humanitarianism. This is the key principle that underpinned detailed discussions at the PES Migration and Integration Network meeting on Friday 2 February.
02/02/2018 PES Women executive members discuss BSP's Istanbul Convention stance
Today in Brussels, the PES Women Executive discussed the disappointing position of the Bulgarian Socialist Party to reject the ratification of the Istanbul Convention. The discussion took place in the presence of BSP deputy chairperson Denitsa Zlateva.
01/02/2018 PES deeply concerned with Polish revision of history
The Party of European Socialists strongly disapproves of the bill passed by the Polish governing majority to define ‘acceptable’ and ‘unacceptable’ forms of referring to the Holocaust in Poland.