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The PES Congress is taking place in Berlin on 14-15 October.
Hosted with support from the governing German SPD, it will bring together heads of state and government, European Commissioners, party leaders and other representative.
With the motto “With Courage. For Europe” PES leaders will discuss policies to address deep shifts in the international security and multilateral balance, soaring energy prices and inflation, the covid crisis, climate change and social challenges.

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European socialists announce details of next Congress

European socialists announce details of next Congress

Willkommen Europa – European socialists and democrats will gather in Berlin, Germany, for the 12th Congress of the Party of European Socialists (PES) this autumn.

Future of Europe & Neighbourhood
PES welcomes final legislative step for Minimum Wages Directive

PES welcomes final legislative step for Minimum Wages Directive

The PES strongly welcomes the adoption today of the Minimum Wages Directive in the Council. The Directive on adequate minimum wages across the EU ensures fair minimum wages that protect workers while strengthening collective bargaining, in full respect of national specificities and competences.

Employment, Social affairs, Health
Social Europe Network

Social Europe Network: from minimum wages to platform work, PES stands with workers

MEPs, representatives from PES member parties and organizations, trade unions, and from civil society hailed the new Directive on Adequate Minimum Wages as discussions continued for a directive on Platform Work.

Employment, Social affairs, Health
PES Migration and Integration Network: positive momentum for new Pact on Migration and Asylum

PES Migration and Integration Network: positive momentum for new Pact on Migration and Asylum

European progressives welcomed today the Roadmap on the Pact on Migration and Asylum, backed earlier this month by the European Parliament and the EU Council…

Democracy, Justice, Rule of Law
PES stands in solidarity with Iranian women and men protesting for freedom and equality

PES stands in solidarity with Iranian women and men protesting for freedom and equality

The PES is shocked by the brutal suppression, by Iranian authorities, of peaceful nationwide protests that have erupted following the death of a woman arrested by Iran’s so-called morality police.

Peace, International Affairs & Cooperation
Sergei Stanishev - Stefan Lofven

Candidacy of Stefan Löfven for PES President validated by PES Statutory and Election Committee

Members of the PES Statutory and Election Committee today validated the candidacy of former Prime Minister of Sweden, Stefan Löfven, to become the next President of the Party of European Socialists (PES).

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Iratxe Garcia, Tytti Tupurainen

Progressive Europe ministers will fight to shield vulnerable citizens from energy price crisis

Europe ministers from the Party of European Socialists will push the Czech Presidency to make progress towards a more resilient EU which protects vulnerable households…

Environment, Climate, Energy
Rainbow Rose, PES and Democratic Party together for EuroPride

Rainbow Rose, PES and Democratic Party together for EuroPride

Rainbow Rose, the Party of European Socialists (PES) and the Democratic Party of Serbia marched together at the EuroPride in Belgrade to support the Balkans…

Gender Equality, Feminism, Diversity
Magdalena Andersson, Sergei Stanishev

PES praises Andersson for progressive leadership in Sweden, warns EPP against far-right partnerships

European socialists warn EPP against becoming enablers to far-right power grabs in Sweden and Italy The Party of European Socialists (PES) congratulates Magdalena Andersson and…

Democracy, Justice, Rule of Law
PES Women & Rainbow Rose: #ReclaimYourSpace in Serbia

PES Women & Rainbow Rose: #ReclaimYourSpace in Serbia

PES Women – the PES member organisation fighting for gender equality – and Rainbow Rose – the LGBTIQ organisation of the PES – are present…

Gender Equality, Feminism, Diversity

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What we fight for

Europe needs to overcome inequality, fight for tax justice, tackle the
threat of climate change, harness the digital revolution, ensure a fair
agricultural transformation, manage migration better.
  • Employment, Social Affairs & Health

    In our electoral programme, we said it loud and clear: our top priority is that Europeans, women and men, must have a decent job that allows good quality of life. We fight for a Europe that leaves no-one behind. Through education, training and social programmes when needed, everyone should be given a chance at a good life. More about Employment, Social Affairs & Health
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  • Energy & Environment

    The PES stands for a sustainable, energy-efficient and environmentally aware Europe. We stand for an ambitious European Green Deal: the EU must be at the forefront of protecting nature and its resources and the fight against pollution and climate change.
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  • Economy & Finance

    We believe that the economy must always serve society, and not the other way round. Throughout the 2008 financial crisis, and the 2019 coronavirus pandemic, we’ve been fighting for investment in jobs, growth-inducing sectors and people – and in particular youth – as a crucial element to bring about a sustainable economic recovery. The fight is far from over, but we’ve managed to bring about a shift in European policy, bringing the EU slowly back on track. More about Economy & Finance
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  • Youth & Education

    Together with its partners, the PES has launched a major campaign to put young people’s issues at the top of the EU agenda: UpToYouth. This campaign builds on the PES European Youth Plan, which focused on improving the prospects of young people across Europe. We want action on young people’s priorities: climate change, tackling youth unemployment, access to quality education, healthcare for all, and decent housing. More about Youth & Education
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  • Equality

    We are a feminist party, which fights for equal rights and opportunities for all women, men and non-binary people. Gender equality and LGBTI rights are crucial for well-functioning democracies, and any form of discrimination is unacceptable in our modern European societies. More about Equality
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  • Democracy & Human Rights

    Enhancing European democracy is one of our main priorities. We want to engage the public and policy makers around three main pillars: fundamental rights, accountability, and participation. More about Democracy & Human Rights
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  • Future of Europe

    Europe’s future belongs to all of us. That’s why it must work for everyone, reflecting the needs and aspirations of all our citizens. A Europe that works for the people. We are fighting for a resilient European Union, with stronger institutions that are better connected with citizens. We want an EU which meets future challenges and delivers the more social and sustainable Europe citizens want. More about Future of Europe
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  • International Affairs & Cooperation

    The PES is working for a better world. Europe has a major role to play on the international scene and must show its commitment to a just, democratic, peaceful and sustainable world. The PES works with progressive international partners to support this vision in Europe, its neighbourhood, and beyond. More about International Affairs & Cooperation
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  • Security & Justice

    The security and safety of all citizens in Europe is a key priority. Together with our Justice and Home Affairs Ministers, representatives from our parties and partners, we’re pushing for an agenda that prioritises the security of all citizens hand in hand with social and integration policies, always with full respect of individual and collective rights. More about Security & Justice
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PES Women promoting gender equality and women’s rights

PES Women is the women’s organisation of the Party of European Socialists (PES) promoting gender equality and women’s rights both inside and outside the party.

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PES activists fight for a fairer Europe

PES Activists are the grassroots of the socialist and social democratic family.

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