20/11/2020 Progressive leaders, academics and activists call for a European Child Union
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, 23 million children in the EU were at risk of poverty and social exclusion. On World Children’s Day - November 20 – PES President Sergei Stanishev joins more than 300 prominent figures from the world of politics, academia and civil society in backing a joint call to reduce inequalities in the EU through investment in children's early years.
19/11/2020 PES decries state violence in Poland and calls for defence of democracy
The violent suppression of peaceful protesters in Poland must stop, the PES said today as it warned the Polish government is taking yet another turn towards authoritarianism. The situation in the country overnight proves yet again why a tough EU stance on the Rule of Law is necessary.
19/11/2020 PSOE, PES and PES Women unite for livestream: Progressives against gender-based violence
Socialists and democrats from across Europe will take part in an online discussion on Saturday (21 November) focused on action to end gender-based violence.
19/11/2020 PES Women publishes progressive blueprint to build a feminist economy for Europe
Building on the long-standing commitment of the PES family to close gender gaps in the labour market, PES Women has put forward detailed proposals for an economic system of equality that works for both women and men.
16/11/2020 PES Financial and Economic Network: A fair recovery starts with tax justice
Now more than ever, Europe needs a progressive tax agenda - we need to change gears and address the social, environmental, and digital challenges of the future. This is what the PES Financial and Economic Network (FEN) underlined today during a videoconference.
16/11/2020 PES GAC: EU must be tough on new Rule of Law breaches
The EU must not turn a blind eye to emerging Rule of Law breaches, Europe ministers from the Party of European Socialists said today.
13/11/2020 PES: Europe should not tolerate Orban’s manipulations of electoral law
The Party of European Socialists firmly rejects the announced legislation to modify Hungary’s electoral law for partisan gain. If the bill is passed, it will deprive opposition parties of the chance for equal participation in the next general election in Hungary, scheduled for 2022.
12/11/2020 Progressives welcome new European Commission LGBTIQ Equality Strategy
Socialists and social democrats welcome the LGBTIQ Equality Strategy, which reaffirms the European Union’s commitment to fight discrimination and to move towards full equality for all EU citizens.
10/11/2020 PES welcomes agreement on MFF and recovery package
A fairer and more sustainable Europe is in sight, the Party of European Socialists said today as it welcomed the agreement on the next multiannual financial framework (MFF) and recovery package.
07/11/2020 Biden declared winner of US election: A chance for the transatlantic future
In the 2020 presidential elections Americans have voted not just for their president, but for the future of US-EU relations as well. With Joe Biden winning the election, the European Union and the United States of America can start to rebuild trust and cooperation.