05/11/2014 PES President: we must transform migration "into an opportunity for all"
PES President Sergei Stanishev delivered today the keynote speech at this year's Call To Europe Conference organised by FEPS.
31/10/2014 PES President: "The Republic of Moldova is on the right path to succeed into EU integration"
A joint delegation from the PES and the S&D Group, headed respectively by President Sergei Stanishev and Vice-President Knut Fleckenstein, participated today at the launch of the electoral platform of the Democratic Party of Moldova (PDM) and the symposium "Moldova’s European future: a Specific Social Democratic Agenda" organised by the party.
30/10/2014 Presidential elections: “Victor Ponta will open a new chapter in Romanian democracy”, says PES President
Party of European Socialists (PES) President Sergei Stanishev expressed today his support for Victor Ponta as candidate for President of Romania. The first round of the elections will take place on 2 November. Recent polls indicate Mr Ponta as the clear winner.
27/10/2014 PES President welcomes Dilma Rousseff's re-election as President of Brazil
The Party of European Socialists (PES) President Sergei Stanishev offered today its warm congratulations to Dilma Vana Rousseff for her re-election for a second term as President of Brazil. Ms Rousseff, who has been in power since 2010, was re-elected yesterday with 51.6% of the vote.
22/10/2014 Commission Approved by Parliament – strong social democratic voice assured
The European Parliament voted today to approve the Juncker Commission, putting in place eight strong social-democrats who will shape Europe’s future. Frans Timmermans will act as first vice-president, leading the Commission’s work in key policy areas such as sustainable development and the rule of law. Timmermans will also supervise the important balancing act between EU policy and national government sovereignty.
22/10/2014 Sergei Stanishev and Corina Cretu discussed regional policy
PES leader Sergei Stanishev met today in Strasbourg with Corina Cretu - Commissioner - designate for Regional Policy. Her portfolio is imporant for all European countries and particularly important for the countries of Eastern Europe, where the poorest European regions are.
16/10/2014 PES Ministers Discuss New Social Policy Momentum
On 15 October in Luxembourg, PES Ministers for Employment and Social Affairs met ahead of the EPSCO Council to discuss the new European Commission mandate. The Ministers expressed their continued commitment to a renewed focus on social policy and social dialogue in the next five years.
16/10/2014 PES President Demands Reaction from Belgian PM to Ministers’ Provocative Actions
PES President Sergei Stanishev today strongly criticised the actions of two Belgian Ministers who have sparked concern with their actions as regards Nazi collaboration in Belgium during World War II. Stanishev called for the Belgian Prime Minister to publicly condemn them. The Ministers’ comments and relationships have caused great concern among the Belgian public, and cast a shadow over the new Conservative-Liberal Government.
15/10/2014 The Party of European Socialists invites you to join the PES Democracy and Society Network Conference on 21-22 November in Vienna
The PES Democracy and Society Network in cooperation with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies, the European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity and the Karl Renner Institute are jointly organising the two-day conference “Enhancing Democracy: Our Main Priority”, a high-level conference in Vienna, from 21 to 22 November 2014 to discuss the current situation, challenges and advancements relating to democracy and fundamental rights.
15/10/2014 PES delegation discusses progressive view on Transatlantic Trade with US partners
The PES and S&D delegation taking part in the TTIP debate in Washington, D.C. Today a high-level PES delegation took part in a roundtable debate on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in Washington DC . The seminar is part of the PES transatlantic dialogue, which brings PES representatives to the United States to discuss foreign and domestic affairs with progressive partners.