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The PES has long worked with partners around the Mediterranean and in the Middle East to tackle the democratic challenges on the region. As the ‘Arab Spring’ spreads over the region, the PES welcomes the Arab people’s fight for freedom and democratic transition.

Middle-East Peace process

The PES supports a two-state solution based on the 1967 borders with the State of Israel and an independent, democratic, contiguous and viable State of Palestine living side by side in peace and security.

In this sense, the PES welcomes the recognition of the Palestinan State by the United Nations General Assembly in November 2012.

PES President Sergei Stanishev meets UNRWA chief Pierre Krahenbuhl Today, PES President Sergei Stanishev called for more stability and support to facilitate the work of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The PES President  met with UNRWA Commissioner Pierre Krahenbuhl to...


Yesterday Turkish voters took to the polls to elect a new Parliament. Through massive participation in a peaceful democratic vote, they changed the outlook of the political landscape in Turkey. PES associate party HDP wrote history by surpassing the electoral threshold of ten percent, while CHP obtained the second highest...




What we are fighting for
Read the PES Common Manifesto for the European Elections 2014

Our Campaigns


In some countries as many as one young person out of two cannot find a job. We are calling for a European Youth Guarantee as a way to tackle youth unemployment.



Campaign info

5.7 million young people are currently unemployed in Europe and an additional 1.5 million are forced into precarious jobs. In some countries as many as one young person out of two cannot find a job.

The campaign “Your future is my future – a European Youth Guarantee now” is calling for a European Youth Guarantee as a way to tackle youth unemployment.

Campaign Material

  • Toolkit (EN)
  • PES guide on youth guarantee (EN)
  • PES appeal for a European Youth Guarantee (EN), (FR)
  • PES report: Combating Youth Unemployment (EN), (FR), (ES)
  • Factsheet on Youth Unemployment among Women (EN)
  • Campaign flyer (EN), (FR), (DE), (ES), (NL), (PT), (HU)

Campaign Video

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