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Pictured from left: European Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen, meeting Chair, PES Executive Vice-President and Portuguese Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Francisco André, and PES Deputy Secretary General Yonnec Polet

Development ministers: far-right surge jeopardises EU’s international influence and geopolitical relevance

A right-wing shift at the European elections in June will put at risk Europe’s geopolitical relevance and soft power influence in Africa and other strategically…

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Pictured from left: PES Vice President and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Szejna, PES President Stefan Löfven, and PES Secretary General Giacomo Filibeck at the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial today, organised by the European Jewish Association

PES welcomes Borrell’s push for lasting peace and security for Israelis and Palestinians

The political initiative of EU High Representative Josep Borrell aimed at paving the way for a Palestinian state in the Middle East is a welcome…

Peace, International Affairs & Cooperation
PES stands by MEP Schieder against the false accusations by the Serbian authorities

PES stands by MEP Schieder against the false accusations by the Serbian authorities

The PES finds deeply worrying the constant media attacks and false accusations against the S&D MEP Andreas Schieder carried by Serbian authorities lately. The President…

Democracy, Justice, Rule of Law
PES is deeply saddened by the mass shooting in Prague

PES is deeply saddened by the mass shooting in Prague

We are shocked and saddened by the tragic mass shooting that took place in Prague last night. 14 young people lost their lives at the…

Peace, International Affairs & Cooperation
Pictured front row from left: European Commission Executive Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, Prime Minister of North Macedonia Dimitar Kovačevski, Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sánchez, PES President Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa, S&D President Iratxe Garcia, EU High Representative Josep Borrell, Prime Minister of Kosovo Albin Kurti, PES Secretary General Giacomo Filibeck. Pictured back from left: PES Deputy Secretary General Yonnec Polet, PES Deputy Secretary General Saar van Bueren, PES Executive Vice President Francisco André, PES Executive Vice President Katarina Barley, Leader of SDP Finland Antti Lindtman, Secretary of the Democratic Party Italy Elly Schlein, European Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni, European Commissioner Nicolas Schmit, European Commissioner Elisa Ferreira, PES Vice President Victor Negrescu, and PES Deputy Secretary General Thomas Vaupel.

PES: EU must defend its values and secure a fair and sustainable future for citizens

Defending European values, strengthening climate ambitions, and promoting international peace and security were on the agenda as prime ministers, European Commissioners and leaders met in…

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EU must move fast to kick out modern slavery from supply chains

EU must move fast to kick out modern slavery from supply chains

Progress is needed to prohibit products made with forced labour from the Single Market, European socialist ministers agreed today. PES Ministers welcomed the efforts of…

Economy, Finance, Cohesion

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