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Party of European Socialists

The Party of European Socialists (PES or PSE) is a pan-European politicial party[?] whose members are the Social Democratic, Socialist and Labour parties of the European Union member states, Norway and Cyprus.

It forms one of the party groups in the European Parliament.

PES was founded in 1992 to succeed the Confederation of Socialist Parties of the European Community.

Its current President is Robin Cook of the British Labour Party.

PES members are found in most of the major EU institutions, including: the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, the European Council and the Committee of the Regions.

Fifteen (15) parties from Central and Eastern Europe are associate members and 5 are observers; these are mainly from the candidate countries of the European Union.

PES is an associated organization of the Socialist International.

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PES Member Parties

  • Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs (Austria)
  • Parti Socialiste (Belgium)
  • Socialistische Partij (Belgium)
  • KISOS (Cyprus)
  • Movement for Social Democracy (Cyprus)
  • Socialdemokratiet (Denmark)
  • Sosiaalidemokraattinen Puolue (Finland)
  • Parti Socialiste (France)
  • Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Germany)
  • Panellinio Sosialistiko Kinima - PASOK (Greece)
  • The Labour Party (Ireland)
  • Democratici di Sinistra (Italy)
  • Socialisti Democratici Italiani (Italy)
  • Parti Ouvrier Socialiste Luxembourgeois / Lëtzebuerger Sozialistesch Aarbechterpartei (Luxembourg)
  • Partij van de Arbeid (Netherlands)
  • Det Norske Arbeiderparti (Norway)
  • Partido Socialista (Portugal)
  • Partido Socialisita Obrero Espanol (Spain)
  • Socialdemokratiska Arbetareparti (Sweden)
  • The Labour Party (United Kingdom)
  • Social Democratic and Labour Party (United Kingdom)

PES Associate Member Parties

  • Ceská strana sociálne demokratická (Czech Republic)
  • Möödukad (Estonia)
  • Magyar Szocialista Párt (Hungary)
  • Latvijas Socialdemokratiska Strandnieku Partija (Latvia)
  • Lietuvos Socialdemokratu Partija (Lithuania)
  • Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej (Poland)
  • Unia Pracy (Poland)
  • Partidul Democrat (Romania)
  • Partidul Social Democrat Roman (Romania)
  • Socialnodemokraticka Strana Slovenska (Slovakia)
  • Strana Demoktratickej Lavice (Slovakia)
  • Zdruzena Lista Socialnih Demokratov (Slovenia)
  • Sozialdemokratische Partei der Schweiz/Parti Socialiste Suisse (Switzerland)
  • Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi (Turkey)

PES Observer Parties

  • Alţýđuflokkurínn - Jafnađarmannaflokkur Íslands (Iceland)
  • Israel Labour Party (Israel)
  • Meretz (Israel)
  • Partit Laburista (Malta)
  • Partito Socialista Sammarinese (San Marino)

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