Party of European Socialists

The PES’s first aim is to coordinate all social democrats parties all across Europe. It is made of 33 leftist political parties from the 27 members’ states. It is politically represented in the directly elected European Parliament, at governmental level in the European Council and Council of Ministers, and in the Committee of the Regions. The European Commission – although an independent, collegiate body – also numbers several members from PES parties amongst its commissioners.