PES President meets new EU international cooperation Commissioner




PES president Sergei Stanishev yesterday met EU Commissioner-designate Neven Mimica to discuss international cooperation and development, which is the issue Mimica will be responsible for in the new commission. Development cooperation has always been a priority of the Social Democratic Family.

“With a strong Social Democratic Commissioner responsible for this important area, we see a progressive development in the coming years”, said Mr. Stanishev.

A main topic of the discussions was the Millennium Development Goals and the eradication of poverty in the context of sustainable development.  The PES President concluded that; “the PES will support commissioner Mimica and work together with him and other social democratic commissioners to ensure EU policy is built on strong progressive principles”.