News & press releases

PES Common Candidate Nicolas Schmit speaking at the EBU Eurovision Debate in the European Parliament, 23 May 2024
Democracy, Justice, Rule of Law

Values, not vote-counting, must define majority in the new European Parliament

VOX in Madrid
Democracy, Justice, Rule of Law

The far-right has crossed the line of decency in Madrid

PES Women at CSW: eradicate poverty of women and girls to strengthen global gender equality

PES Women at CSW: eradicate poverty of women and girls to strengthen global gender equality

From 11 – 15 March, PES Women President Zita Gurmai, Vice-President Katrine Skov, and Coordinator Ana Pirtskhalava were in New York for the 68th session of the…

Gender Equality, Feminism, Diversity
PES Common Candidate Nicolas Schmit (right) shakes hands with Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sánchez. Also pictured on front row (from left) S&D President Iratxe García and Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa. Pictured back row (from left): PES Deputy Secretary General Saar van Bueren, LSAP Luxembourg lead candidate for the European elections Marc Angel, PS Belgium lead candidate for the European elections Elio di Rupo and interim leader of Vooruit Melissa Depraetere.

European Council must deliver a truly secure Europe for citizens

A secure Europe is not just a well-defended Europe, it is a Union that acts to provide security to its citizens. From defence to employment,…

PES
Photo: Jason Goodman

PES hails new Directive to support quality traineeships and end exploitation

The Party of European Socialists (PES) commends European Commissioner Nicolas Schmit for taking clear action to improve working conditions for trainees, including pay, inclusiveness and…

Employment, Social affairs, Health
European Commissioner Nicolas Schmit. Photo: European Union, 2024. Source: EC - Audiovisual Service

PES welcomes actions to tackle labour and skills shortages

The Party of European Socialists (PES) commends European Commissioner Nicolas Schmit for the action plan to tackle labour and skills shortages, to be activated by…

Economy, Finance, Cohesion
Tiago Antunes, Secretary of State for European Affairs, Portugal (left) and Yonnec Polet, Deputy Secretary-General, PES

PES Europe ministers: EU must provide progressive solutions and security amidst global instability

From international instability to social precariousness, the EU must be a source of security for its citizens. This starts with ensuring continued support for Ukraine….

Future of Europe & Neighbourhood
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PES: only sustainable farming can guarantee long-term food security

Sustainable farming is the future. Europe must embrace it, not roll back progress. This is the message today from Europe’s socialist family as it condemns…

Environment, Climate, Energy

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