30/09/2021 PES Presidency celebrates wave of electoral successes for social democrats
Strong action to protect public health and save jobs during the crisis, combined with a vision of a fairer and more sustainable future, is resonating with voters and delivering electoral successes for social democrats across Europe. Today, representatives of PES full member parties and organisations welcomed recent election wins for PES members in Germany, Portugal and Norway.
30/09/2021 PES welcomes minimum wage boost in Spain
The Party of European Socialists welcomes the Spanish government’s decision to increase the minimum wage to €965 per month. This socialist government will retroactively raise the minimum wage by 15€ per month in fourteen annual payments.
29/09/2021 European Child Guarantee: PES commends Portugal for extending support for vulnerable children
The Party of European Socialists welcomes the announcement that Portugal’s socialist government has extended free access to early childhood education and care for vulnerable children.
29/09/2021 PES welcomes plan to protect workers from labour exploitation
Plans to improve and strengthen the EU Employers Sanctions Directive are a welcome move to uphold minimum labour standards and protect irregular workers, the Party of European Socialists (PES) said today.
27/09/2021 PES welcomes historic SPD victory
The Party of European Socialists congratulates Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) for its impressive win in the federal election.
27/09/2021 PES congratulates PS Portugal on local elections win
The Party of European Socialists congratulates its Portuguese member, Partido Socialista (PS), on its victory at the local elections on Sunday.
24/09/2021 PES Women: sexual and reproductive health and rights must be defended and promoted by all in society
Sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) are a cross-cutting issue and a fundamental pillar of women’s rights and gender equality that must be strengthened with a joint effort by all citizens, decision-makers and generations. This was the conclusion of the PES Women Gender Equality Network today.
24/09/2021 PES ministers: the EU must combat social imbalances
The time has come to give social and macroeconomic matters equal consideration in the European Semester, Employment and Social Affairs Ministers from the Party of European Socialists said today.
21/09/2021 “Make your voices heard” – PES Europe ministers urge citizens
Democracy thrives from meaningful dialogue between citizens and politicians; this is why the Conference on the Future of Europe is so important. It is time to make your voices heard, progressive Europe ministers urged citizens today.
15/09/2021 SOTEU: prioritise social, green, and fundamental rights, EU socialists demand
The last year required unprecedented action to avert crises. To secure a real recovery for all citizens, proposals for the next twelve months demand equally bold thinking. This was the message from the Party of European Socialists as European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivered the 2021 State of the European Union.