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Women in all member states deserve strong legislation to combat violence against women – PES Justice Ministers

Across the EU, one in three women suffer some form of gender-based violence in her lifetime. In our Union, at least two women are killed…

Security, Justice
Delegates adopt 2023 PES Congress Resolution

Delegates adopt 2023 PES Congress Resolution

25 progressive policies highlight social democratic ambition for 2024 European elections Congress delegates of the Party of European Socialists (PES) today adopted the 2023 PES…

PES
Pictured from left: Spain’s Minister for Justice Pilar Llop, Portugal’s Minister for Justice Catarina Sarmento e Castro, and Slovenia’s State Secretary for Justice Igor Šoltes

PES Justice Ministers: hold Russia accountable for its crimes in Ukraine

Meeting in Luxembourg this morning, socialist and democratic justice ministers from Slovenia, Portugal and Spain met to coordinate progressive priorities for EU justice policy. On…

Peace, International Affairs & Cooperation
The leader of Socijaldemokratska Partija Hrvatske (SDP), Pedja Grbin (second from right) speaks at the PES Congress in Berlin in October 2022, hours after the PES adopted a resolution in support of Schengen access for Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania.

Schengen: PES condemns false statements by Prime Minister of Croatia

‘Fake news’ – this is the response from the Party of European Socialists (PES) to claims from Prime Minister of Croatia, Andrej Plenković, that European…

Future of Europe & Neighbourhood
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen at the plenary in Strasbourg after delivering the State of the Union Address 2023.

PES on SOTEU: it’s time to finish what we started

Following today’s State of the European Union (SOTEU) speech, we send a clear message to the European Commission President: no distractions, no diversions, no delays…

PES
Pictured from right: Slovenian State Secretary for Justice Igor Šoltes, Portuguese Minister for Justice Catarina Sarmento e Castro¸ Spanish Minister for Justice Pilar Llop, and Maltese Minister for Justice Jonathan Attard at the PES offices in Brussels, Belgium.

PES justice ministers call for stronger enforcement and harmonisation of EU sanctions

Close loopholes and harmonise the enforcement of restrictive measures against Russian, Belarusian and all oligarchs backing the brutal invasion of Ukraine while observing human rights…

Security, Justice

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