03/03/2021 Continued economic support is the right move for recovery
The Party of European Socialists today welcomes the continuing economic support announced by European Commissioner for Economy, Paolo Gentiloni. This decision offers a vital lifeline for Member States as the coronavirus crisis continues to depress economy activity and drive-up fiscal spending.
03/03/2021 PES welcomes European Commission proposals to fulfil Social Pillar
The Party of European Socialists today strongly welcomes a raft of European Commission proposals to open-up a social decade, which will realign Europe towards social fairness and sustainability.
01/03/2021 High hopes for ambitious EU Social Action Plan
The Social Action Plan – due to be published by the European Commission on Wednesday – is an important milestone on the road to Social Europe. Expectation for the Plan are high – this is a golden chance to translate the Pillar’s principles into meaningful change for citizens, the Party of European Socialists said today.
26/02/2021 PES Women Gender Equality Network spotlights need for gender sensitive COVID-19 recovery and European Pillar of Social Rights
Gender-sensitive national recovery and resilience plans, coupled with an ambitious EU Action Plan to deliver on the European Pillar of Social Rights, are needed to recover from the pandemic and to boost gender equality. That was the message of the PES Women Gender Equality Network today.
25/02/2021 PES urges European Council to implement quick, efficient and fair vaccine rollout
The EU must live up to citizens’ expectations on the rollout of vaccines, prime ministers, European Commissioners and leaders from the PES said this afternoon.
24/02/2021 PES ministers urge EU to take a step forward on combating tax evasion and fraud, call for corporate tax transparency
PES ministers today stressed the social responsibility that companies have to disclose certain information related to their accounting, as they met to coordinate ahead of the Competitiveness Council tomorrow which will discuss public country-by-country reporting.
23/02/2021 PES rejects crackdown on opposition in Turkey
The Party of European Socialists rejects the attacks on its associate member party Halklarin Demokratik Partisi – People’s Democratic Party (HDP) - by Turkish authorities.
18/02/2021 PES Presidency: wellbeing and sustainability must be key drivers for recovery
Meeting by videoconference, the PES Presidency today held a strategic discussion on socialist and democratic priorities for the future of Europe.
05/02/2021 PES Women: 2021 must be a turning point for gender equality and women’s rights
Meeting online for the first time this year, the PES Women Executive reiterated its call and commitment to place women’s rights and gender equality at the centre of European politics in 2021.
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.