Global Governance

Socialists step up engagement for Global New Deal

European Socialists are stepping up their engagement with US and Japanese Democrats – and with other progressive political parties, trade unions and NGOs outside Europe – by giving a big boost to the Global Progressive Forum.

Actions taken to boost the Global Progressive Forum, agreed yesterday at a joint meeting of the Presidency of the PES and the Bureau of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, include

GPF Secretary General meets Australian Labor

The Secretary General of the Global Progressive Forum, Javier Moreno Sanchez, and the Secretary General of the Party of European Socialists, Philip Cordery, met Australian Labor Party Representatives John Hogg, President of the Senate, and Catryna Bilyk, Senator, to discuss topics of common interest including financial regulation and climate change and to further strengthen relations with Australian progressives in a moment where cooperation on a global scale could not be more needed.

GPF delegation takes part in World Social Forum Opening

Jo Leinen, MEP, and Javier Moreno-Sanchez, Secretary General of the Global Progressive Forum, have taken part in the Opening march of the World Social Forum, alongside the Senegalese Socialist Party on Sunday, February 6th in the afternoon. Jo Leinen, Chairman of the Committee for the Environment in the European Parliament, will intervene on February 8th in a round table on water management. Mr. Leinen stated: "Climate change is the greatest challenge of the 21st century, and in the whole world poor people are the most vulnerable to its effects.