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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

EPSCO 13 March

PES EPSCO: strong platform work directive must be delivered this mandate

European progressives are ramping-up their push for new EU legislation to improve conditions for workers who deliver services through online platforms like Uber and Deliveroo….

Employment, Social affairs, Health
Back row, pictured left to right: FEPS Policy Analyst Laeticia Thissen, PES Women President Zita Gurmai, PES Women Vice President Elke Ferner, and Vice-President of the European Parliament Evelyn Regner. Front row, picture left to right: Member of the Cabinet of European Commissioner Helena Dalli, Lesia Radelicki, Co-founder of Digital Ladies & Allies, France, Louisa Renoux, SPI CGIL Head of International Department Silvana Cappuccio, and Wipro Global Chief Privacy Officer and Co-founder of Women Leading in AI, Ivana Bartoletti.

PES Women at CSW67 – Ensuring Gender Equality in Digitalisation

From 6 – 10 March, PES Women was in New York for the 67th Commission on the Status of Women. Each year PES Women seizes…

Gender Equality, Feminism, Diversity
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
Pictured from left: Caroline Gennez, Belgium's Minister for Development Cooperation, Francisco André, Chair of the PES ministerial network and Portugal's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, and Dan Jørgensen, Denmark's Minister for Development Cooperation.

Solidarity must drive EU development policy

Solidarity must drive EU action to address global human development challenges, ministers from the Party of European Socialists (PES) agreed today. Human development – as…

Peace, International Affairs & Cooperation
PES President Stefan Löfven (eighth from left), PES Secretary General Achim Post (fifth from left), PES Executive Secretary General Giacomo Filibeck (first left) and other high-level progressives at the FES Zeitenwende Conference in Warsaw, Poland, today.

Zeitenwende Conference: PES leaders united for more sovereign Europe

Europe must become more independent, more resilient and a stronger foreign policy actor. This was the message sent from Warsaw, Poland, today by Europe’s socialists…

Peace, International Affairs & Cooperation
PES Democracy Network meeting today by videoconference

No normalisation of far-right politics, PES Democracy Network demands

Authoritarian, far-right, and nativist, movements are finding their way into the heart of government, progressives warned today. The PES Democracy Network of the Party of…

Democracy, Justice, Rule of Law

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