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Members of the PES SEN meeting in person and online

SEN: finalise strong platform work directive now to help millions of workers

It’s time Europe guaranteed proper rights for 28 million platform workers – that was the message from progressive politicians and social partners meeting today in…

Employment, Social affairs, Health
Pictured near side: German State Secretary Rolf Schmachtenberg, far side from right: ETUC General Secretary Esther Lynch, meeting Chair Portuguese Minister Ana Mendes Godinho, European Commissioner Nicolas Schmit, and MEP Agnes Jongerius

PES EPSCO ministers: nine months left to deliver for Europe’s platform workers

With just months until the end of this European mandate, socialist and democratic employment and social affairs ministers are pushing ahead with policies that will…

Employment, Social affairs, Health
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…

Participants at the PES EU-CELAC Summit 'Together for Global Justice'. Pictured front from left: Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister of Denmark, António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal, Gustavo Petro, President of Colombia, Stefan Löfven, President of the PES, Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain, Lula da Silva, President of Brazil, Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of Germany, Alberto Fernández, President of Argentina, Gabriel Boric, President of Chile. Pictured second row, from left: Achim Post, Secretary General of the PES, Elly Schlein, leader of PD Italy, Iratxe García, President of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Alicia Bárcena, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President of the European Commission, Jutta Urpilainen, European Commissioner for International Partnerships, and Giacomo Filibeck, Executive Secretary General of the PES.

EU-CELAC: progressives united in fight against far-right threat to democracy, equality and sustainability

From Bolsonaro in Brazil to Vox in Spain, progressives, socialists and democrats will fight against right-wing, nationalist, and regressive forces in every corner of the…

Peace, International Affairs & Cooperation
Pictured from right: PES Deputy Secretary General Yonnec Polet, SEN Chair and PvdA MEP Agnes Jongerius and Regional Secretary of UNI Europa Oliver Roethig

More EU-wide action needed to strengthen labour market, socialists demand

The answer to labour shortages is better working conditions, equal access to the labour market for everyone, and adequate training and learning opportunities. This was…

Employment, Social affairs, Health
PES EPSCO ministers met online today

Platform work directive: socialist ministers to lead push for fair work

Government ministers from the Party of European Socialists (PES) will lead the push for an ambitious platform work directive, that is our political family’s commitment…

Employment, Social affairs, Health

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