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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 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 stands firmly behind opposition candidate Kılıçdaroğlu in the Turkish presidential election

The Party of European Socialists (PES) firmly supports Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, from our member party Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi (CHP), as the common candidate of the Turkish…

Peace, International Affairs & Cooperation
PES Executive Vice President Katarina Barley (fifth from right), President of PES Women Zita Gurmai (sixth from right), and other members of the PES Women Statutory Board, alongside President of the PES Group in the European Committee of the Regions Christophe Rouillon, during the PES Women meeting in Valencia, Spain

PES Women call for cities and regions to be safe spaces for women

On 2 March, PES Women Statutory Board members met ahead of International Women’s Day to discuss local, national and EU for combating gender-based violence with…

European Socialists call upon cities and regions to declare themselves a #SafePlace4Women

European Socialists call upon cities and regions to declare themselves a #SafePlace4Women

Ahead of International Women’s Day, the PES Group in the European Committee of the Regions together with PES Women is launching today a Europe-wide campaign…

Gender Equality, Feminism, Diversity
Meeting Chair, Romanian Minister of Economy, Florin Spătaru (left) and PES Deputy Secretary General Yonnec Polet

Invest in Europe’s workforce to boost competitiveness

Working conditions, wages and sustainability – these can be pillars for the long-term competitiveness and productivity of Europe’s economy, European socialist ministers said today. Meeting…

PES Executive Vice President Katarina Barley, President of PES Women Zita Gurmai, President of the Young European Socialists Alicia Homs and other participants at the #ProgressivesSpeakUp event in Valencia, Spain

PES family together in Valencia to fight for gender equality

Progressive politicians from every level – European, national, regional and local – gather today with young socialists, women’s campaigners and progressive thinkers to push for…

Gender Equality, Feminism, Diversity
Chair of the PES ECEN Javi Lopez (left) and PES Deputy Secretary General Yonnec Polet

Environment, Climate Change and Energy Network: EU must lead on socially just decarbonisation

Accelerating decarbonisation and action to address the energy crisis, this was the focus today as representatives of PES member parties, MEPs, trade unionists and NGOs…

Environment, Climate, Energy

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