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Pictured from left: PES Deputy Secretary General Yonnec Polet, S&D Group Secretary General Antony Beumer, Portugal’s Secretary of State for the European Union Tiago Antunes, meeting Chair and Finland’s Minister for European Affairs and Ownership Steering Tytti Tuppurainen, Vice-President of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič and S&D Group Vice-President Mohammed Chahim MEP
Democracy, Justice, Rule of Law

PES Europe ministers: EU must stay firm on rule of law defence

File photo: Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sánchez (left) and PES President Stefan Löfven at a PES European Council Preparation Meeting in Brussels, Belgium

PES: Pedro Sánchez and PSOE are up for the fight ahead

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, joint presidential candidate for six opposition parties, speaks to a large crowd of supporters ahead of Sunday’s elections

PES: 45% of Turkish citizens vote for democratic change

The campaign continues and European socialists hope all those demanding change in Türkiye seize the opportunity of the presidential runoff vote to make change happen….

Future of Europe & Neighbourhood
Members of the PES Women Executive meeting today by videoconference

PES Women: gender equality is a fundamental EU value that must be protected

Following the celebration of Europe Day on May 9, PES Women Executive members met to discuss how equality – a fundamental EU value – can…

Gender Equality, Feminism, Diversity
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu leader of CHP - flanked by İYİ Parti leader Meral Akşener (left) and Saadet Partisi leader Temel Karamollaoğlu (right) - speaking after he was confirmed as the Turkish opposition's joint candidate to run against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey's Presidential elections in May. Ankara, Turkey, 6 March 2023. Alp EREN KAYA / Republican People's Party (CHP) Press Service / AFP

PES supports Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s pledge to fast-track EU visa liberalisation process for Turkish citizens

The Party of European Socialists (PES), as the second largest political family represented in the EU, supports the opposition’s joint presidential candidate Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s pledge…

Future of Europe & Neighbourhood
European flags outside the European Commission Berlaymont building in Brussels, Belgium

PES stands with EU Delegation to Israel in defence of EU values

The Party of European Socialists (PES) commends EU delegations around the world for their continued service to uphold our values, especially today on this important…

Peace, International Affairs & Cooperation
Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili on Thursday addressed the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Budapest. Photo: Georgian Government

Garibashvili CPAC intervention contravenes European and progressive values

The Party of European Socialists (PES) condemns the decision of Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili to participate in the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)…

Pictured from left: European Commissioner for International Partnership Jutta Urpilainen, meeting Chair and Portugal’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Francisco André and PES Executive Secretary General Giacomo Filibeck.

Socialists focused on boosting sustainable development

The European Union must continue to be a driving force behind economic, social and environmental progress in developing countries, as a reliable international partner supporting…

Peace, International Affairs & Cooperation

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