News

08/10/2020 PES welcomes milestone Climate Law

The PES welcomes the EU Climate Law vote by the European Parliament which brings the EU a step closer to a greener future - progressive political ambitions are now closer to becoming binding legislation.

More

06/10/2020 PES Women: Angela Merkel must unblock ’Women on Boards’ Directive

Women make up less than 30% of board members and only 8% of CEOs of the largest listed companies in the EU. This gender inequality in economic decision-making is not only unfair, it is a waste of human resources, talent and innovative potential, PES Women said today as it called for the EU’s Women on Boards Directive to be implemented.

More

02/10/2020 PES welcomes strong socialist presence in Belgium’s new federal government

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the formation of Belgium’s new federal government - the strong socialist presence in the new administration opens up the opportunity for a fairer and more equal country for all.

More

01/10/2020 EU must stick to its values in the face of internal and international challenges

The EU must stand up when its values and Member States are challenged, socialist and democratic prime ministers, European Commissioners and leaders said today as they met to coordinate ahead of the Special European Council.

More

25/09/2020 PES Women: Women’s rights must take centre stage in new EU asylum and migration pact

Gender equality in EU asylum and migration policy is not optional, it is essential. That was the message of PES Women Vice-President Marja Bijl to the PES Migration & Integration Network today, where she called once again for a gender-sensitive and humane EU asylum and migration policy on behalf of PES Women.

More

25/09/2020 PES Migration and Integration Network praises milestone plan for common European approach

The new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum is an important step towards a truly European asylum and migration policy - it is a workable compromise after years of deadlock on a common approach, the PES Migration & Integration Network said today as it welcomed the package presented on Wednesday by EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson.

More

25/09/2020 PES condemns further attempts to silence HDP by Erdoğan regime

The PES strongly condemns the Turkish government for yet another politically motivated attempt to silence the People’s Democratic party (HDP). The PES stands in solidarity with HDP and against this further crackdown on democratic opposition in Turkey.

More

24/09/2020 SURE: PES hails confirmation that progressive policy is one step closer to implementation

The PES today celebrated the news that all national guarantees necessary for the roll-out of the European temporary Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE) have been received by the European Commission. The confirmation from Economy Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni means workers and Member States are one step closer to receiving vital support.

More

21/09/2020 PES Europe ministers call for a European recovery strategy that respects democratic values

The next Multiannual Budget for Europe and recovery fund must promote and enhance respect for the rule of law, Europe ministers from the PES said today as they met by videoconference.

More

21/09/2020 FinCEN files reveal shameful behaviour by European and global banks, tough action must follow

The Party of European Socialists calls for tough sanction against anyone guilty in the large-scale money laundering uncovered by the ICIJ in the FinCEN files. The fraud amounts to more than 2 trillion dollars.

More