October 30, 2014 5:25 PM
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.
October 27, 2014 6:39 PM
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.
October 22, 2014 4:11 PM
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.
October 22, 2014 11:15 AM
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.
October 16, 2014 11:50 AM
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.