About: Party of European Socialists

Economy & Jobs 22-05-2019

Five clauses for a new European Social Contract

A group of Socialist employment ministers set out five requirements for a new European Social Contract, ranging from equal pay and social dialogue to reducing inequality.
EU Elections 2019 20-05-2019

Europe needs a new Social Contract for Sustainability and Just Transition

What happens after the European elections will determine the future of Europe. The next European Commission must support a new European Social Contract, writes Udo Bullmann.
EU Elections 2019 05-11-2018

Timmermans to be Socialist Spitzenkandidat after Sefcovic withdraws

Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans will be the lead candidate of the Party of European Socialists in next year's EU elections, the party announced on Monday (5 November) after his rival Maroš Šefčovič withdrew from the race and backed the Dutchman instead.
Future EU 14-09-2018

EU socialists scold EPP over Macedonian name deal, disregard own black sheep member

The Socialists and Democrats group (S&D) continue to criticise the negative stance of center-right opposition parties in Athens and Skopje towards the landmark name deal but also turn a blind eye to their member party in Greece, which disapproves of it.
EU Priorities 2020 18-04-2018

No more memoranda for Greece

In an interview with Dimitris Rapidis, coordinator of the European Progressive Forum, Commissioner Pierre Moscovici talks about EU reforms, Greece, taxation, the surge of the far-right in Europe, and the challenge for the European Socialists ahead of the European Parliament elections in 2019.
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Future EU 18-10-2017

TOGETHER for a stronger, progressive family!

Socialism still has a long way to go. But following recent elections in various European countries, it is clear that progressive forces must regenerate themselves, write Gianni Pittella and Sergei Stanishev. Gianni Pittella is the president of the Socialists and Democrats Group in...
Politics 30-06-2017

The Brief: Are old socialists cowards or just still in love with EPP?

Cooperation of the so-called progressive political forces has lately been the new mantra for the EU socialists.
Global Europe 28-06-2016

Bulgarian Socialist leader meets blacklisted senior Russian official

On a visit to Russia, Bulgarian Socialist Party chief Kornelia Ninova met with Sergey Naryshkin, President of the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, who is on the EU sanctions list. Ninova stated that her party is against the sanctions imposed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis.
Global Europe 16-07-2014

Socialists back Mogherini for EU foreign affairs chief

Socialist Prime Ministers are meeting today (16 July) to give their support for Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini to become the next EU foreign affairs chief, ahead of an EU summit where at least four Eastern European countries are expected to object to her candidacy.
Elections 17-04-2014

Rogue candidate puts Bulgarian party at odds with EU allies

A controversial MEP candidate has put the Bulgarian Movement of Rights and Freedoms party at odds within its own Liberal group, and has antagonised its potential allies, the Socialists, and the centre-right European People’s Party.
Elections 28-11-2013

D’Alema: ‘We cannot ignore what the eurosceptics are saying’

Mainstream political parties are expected to lose votes to eurosceptics in many European countries at next year’s European elections. To counter this, parties should address the root causes of populism and formulate real solutions, Massimo D’Alema told EURACTIV in an interview.
Elections 28-11-2013

EU parties vow to tackle far-right but see ‘no reason to panic’

Countering euroscepticism will be a central topic of the European socialist party’s campaign, according to Massimo D'Alema, the president of the the left-wing foundation FEPS, who worries about the surge of populist and extreme parties at next year's European election.
Elections 07-11-2013

Schulz unopposed as socialist frontrunner for Commission presidency

Martin Schulz will be the European socialists’ frontrunner for the EU elections in May, the party announced on Wednesday (6 November), after he was unopposed in the selection procedure. The German politician tips euroscepticism and youth unemployment as key campaign issues.
Elections 11-03-2013

Malta turns left for first time in 15 years

Malta's opposition Labour Party led by Joseph Muscat has won the country's general election for the first time in 15 years. The outgoing premier Lawrence Gonzi conceded defeat for his Nationalist Party. 
Elections 17-09-2012

Delivering a ‘lead’ candidate for the 2014 European elections

In his latest State of the Union address to the European Parliament, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso asked all political parties to present a ‘lead’ candidate for the European elections. The reason that the call was such a surprise was that the Party of European Socialists has been working on this for the last three years, argues Sergei Stanishey.
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Future EU 17-01-2012

Schulz 14th EP President

German social-democrat Martin Schulz on Tuesday became the 14th president of the European Parliament, beating two British MEPs with a clear majority. The victory of Schulz was no surprise. After the 2009 European elections, the two biggest parties in the parliament agreed to split the five-year presidency among them. Polish christian-democrat Jerzy Buzek held the presidency until today.
Euro & Finance 13-12-2011

PES leader: ‘Golden Rule’ should not be imposed

The introduction of a deficit-limiting 'golden rule' in the EU countries' constitutions on an obligatory basis, decided at the recent EU summit, is likely to raise questions because in most countries neither the parliament nor the society has been consulted, Sergei Stanishev, leader of the Party of European Socialists (PES) told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Euro & Finance 13-12-2011

Socialist leader slams fiscal response to euro crisis

What is needed to tackle the crisis is a real plan, and this is not what has been proposed by EU leaders at their 8-9 December summit, says Sergei Stanishev, leader of the Party of European Socialists (PES).
Elections 05-10-2011

Socialists: ‘Weathervane’ Barroso signals Europe’s left turn

Commission President José Manuel Barroso is a 'weathervane' who is embracing Socialistic positions to tackle the eurozone crisis because he sniffs that "three big EU countries are turning to the left", prominent Socialists said yesterday (4 October).

We believe in the European Union: a different kind of European Union

Conservative parties in Europe are instituting an agenda of austerity and xenophobia, verging on a new "tyranny of the majority" in Hungary, argue leaders of the Party of European Socialists and the social democratic parties of Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Poland.

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