01/02/2021 MEPs must be allowed to examine situation at Croatian-Bosnian border
The PES condemns attempts by Croatian authorities to obstruct Socialist and Democratic MEPs from determining whether reports of inhumane conditions for migrants at the Croatian-Bosnian border are true. The PES finds this to be a very serious incident – European lawmakers must not be impeded in their official duties.
01/02/2021 PES Migration and Integration Network welcomes Commission Action Plan for inclusive asylum and migration
The European Commission’s New Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion is a welcome step to put inclusion and social cohesion at the heart of Europe’s asylum and migration systems, the PES Migration and Integration Network stated today as it hailed the plan presented by Commissioner Ylva Johansson.
28/01/2021 EU must make the most of milestone Porto Social Summit, PES Social Europe Network says
The European Union must seize the opportunity of the Porto Summit to advance the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights in full, the PES Social Europe Network (SEN) said today as it called on all European leaders and political families to fully get behind the milestone event.
27/01/2021 PES home affairs ministers: measures necessary to contain the spread of the pandemic should not undermine Schengen integrity
European countries are having to take unprecedented measures to deal with an unprecedented crisis. This is necessary to save lives. At the same time, they must also embrace mutual trust and cooperation to safeguard Schengen for the future, PES home affairs ministers concluded today as they met by videoconference.
27/01/2021 FEN Network: Fair taxation and economic governance are essential for a real EU recovery
An in-depth reassessment of European taxation and economic governance is essential for the EU’s recovery from the devastating economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the PES Financial and Economic Network said today.
21/01/2021 PES supports European Parliament resolution demanding the liberation of Selahattin Demirtas
The Party of European Socialists stands behind the resolution adopted today by the European Parliament demanding the liberation of Selahattin Demirtaş – a Kurdish opposition leader who has been held in prison in Turkey since 2016. Demirtas is the former co-chair of the PES-associate pro-Kurdish party HDP (People's Democratic Party).
20/01/2021 Biden Harris presidency brings hope of renewed transatlantic relationship
Today’s inauguration marks the beginning of a new era of US-EU relations, the Party of European Socialists said today. After the failed experiment of the last four years, trust and cooperation can finally be rebuilt.
20/01/2021 PES ENVI Network: the drive for eco-friendly and fair societies starts with sustainable cities
Europe’s cities can be world-leaders on environmental and social justice, if they embrace progressive priorities. This was the conclusion as the PES Environment, Climate Change and Energy Network convened by videoconference today.
19/01/2021 Imprisonment of Kremlin critic is an affront to the Rule of Law, he must be freed
The Party of European Socialists condemns the detention of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and welcomes the declaration released on behalf of the EU by High Representative Josep Borrell.
15/01/2021 EU must continue focusing on effective rollout of Covid-19 vaccine
Vaccine rollout must remain a priority for the EU, Europe ministers from the PES said today as they assessed the COVID-19 situation in Europe and agreed that regular coordination discussions are necessary. Member States need transparent national vaccine strategies so citizens can have confidence in the process and progress across Europe can be determined.