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.
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
PES Associate Member Parties
PES Observer Parties