09/05/2014 'Hollande Common Candidate endorsement 'a major' boost for EU democracy ' says Schulz
The campaign to have voters decide who will be the next Commission President yesterday received very strong backing from the French President Francois Hollande. In an article in Le Monde, Hollande stated that: "On 25th May, your vote will determine who the next President of the European Commission will be".
08/05/2014 Martin Schulz Programme Launch and Campaign Tour
Programme Launch: Martin Schulz was in Brussels on 7th of May to launch his policy programme in front of over 60 journalists from across Europe. In case you missed it you can find the video from the conference here and the transcript here. On the road: Since being nominated as PES common candidate in Rome on 1 March 2014, Martin Schulz has taken his campaign for the Presidency of the European Commission all over Europe. By the time the last votes are cast on25 May, he will have visited 24 countries and many European towns and cities.
06/05/2014 PES Finance Ministers call for a more progressive and sustainable Europe after the EU Elections.
The Finance Ministers of the Party of European Socialists (PES) met today at the PES Headquarters. The Ministers welcomed the good signs of progress on the Financial Transaction Tax and strongly supported the introduction of a concrete timetable for its implementation.
06/05/2014 Schulz hits the street again in Portugal
Martin Schulz again took his election campaign out onto the street with European voters today in Lisbon. In an intense programme of activities he visited a factory and two social projects in the Lisbon area. Schulz also held a joint press conference with Portuguese Socialist Party leader António José Seguro. Schulz closed his day of campaigning with a keynote dinner speech on economic governance to an audience of trade unionists entrepreneurs and academics in Porto.
03/05/2014 Marching for Change in Europe
“The crisis in Europe in only over when our 26 million jobless citizens are back at work”, said Martin Schulz on International Labour Day in Poland. On 1 May, Martin Schulz marched on the streets of Warsaw together with SLD party leader Leszek Miller and Jan Guz head of the All-Poland Alliance of Trade Unions. They headed a procession of several thousand people.
03/05/2014 BSP and Sergei Stanishev mobilise 1000’s for May Day rally
The Bulgarian Socialist Party, headed by PES President Sergei Stanishev, mobilised 1000’s of activists for the 1 May International Workers Day celebrations
01/05/2014 A Labour Day Message from Martin Schulz
The European Elections at the end of this month will go down as a turning point in European history. They will be remembered as the catalyst for change that brought back worker’s rights, employment and a more social Europe. May 2014 has to be remembered as the beginning of the end of harmful austerity-only policies that have ravaged European citizens for far too long.
30/04/2014 Martin Schulz pledges to fight for children’s rights as Commission President
During the financial crisis, the number of children at risk of poverty or social exclusion in Europe went up by almost 1 million, with an increase of around half a million in just one year between 2011 and 2012, reaching a dramatic number of 27 million. Even in Europe’s richest countries, children’s rights are not always respected – as shown in Save the Children’s new European report, “CHILD POVERTY AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION – A matter of children’s rights,” launched in Brussels
30/04/2014 Schulz Campaign on the Right Track in Ireland
The Irish leg of Martin Schulz's European tour took him to Belfast this afternoon. Schulz travelled up from Dublin by train with a delegation of Irish Labour Party and SDLP youth members. Upon arrival in Belfast, the group joined a campaign rally at the symbolic Belfast Waterfront with MEP candidate Alex Attwood of the SDLP. The visit provided another boost to Attwood on the day that polls gave the clearest sign yet that he could regain a seat in the European Parliament for the SDLP.
29/04/2014 Irish Labour Party welcomes Martin Schulz campaign at European election rally in Dublin
Tonight in Dublin, Martin Schulz joined the Irish Labour Party for a campaign rally for the upcoming European Elections. Before the rally Schulz met with party leader & Deputy Prime Minister Eamonn Gilmore, Ruairi Quinn, PES Treasurer and Minister for Education & Skills and the Labour Party's MEP candidates. The group discussed the campaign ahead and how to best coordinate and combine forces for the vote which will take place across Ireland on 23 May.