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July 01, 2015 7:07 PM

"Long term solutions needed to prevent more tragedy in the Middle East"

PES President Sergei Stanishev meets UNRWA chief Pierre Krahenbuhl

Today, PES President Sergei Stanishev called for more stability and support to facilitate the work of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The PES President  met with UNRWA Commissioner Pierre Krahenbuhl to discuss UNRWA’s work in the Middle East. UNRWA provides health, education and social services for about 5 million Palestine refugees in Palestine, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. The organisation is facing enormous challenges due to the rise in conflicts in the region. 

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June 30, 2015 7:22 PM

Time is running out but door remains open

Commenting on the situation in Greece Sergei Stanishev, PES President said:

"We are critically short on time. But doors must remain open to dialogue and negotiations. Nothing is more important in this key moment than an agreement on the Greek situation which would keep Greece in the euro, and protect the Greek people the dramatic consequences of leaving it. The Greek people have made enormous sacrifices during the last five years, it would be a real tragedy if these were made in vain.

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June 29, 2015 5:33 PM

PES President supports the European Parliament call for a summit on Greece

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Sergei Stanishev, President of the Party of European Socialists (PES) commented on the latest situation in Greece.

"The situation in the Eurozone is now critical. At the PES we are steadfast in our position that Greece’s position is in the Eurozone as also stated by Pierre Moscovici – the European Commissioner in charge of Economic and Financial affairs. The door remains open to negotiations, and we remain ready to do whatever it takes to maintain Greece as a full member of the Eurozone and of the European Union. We expect responsible and transparent actions by all."

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June 28, 2015 7:29 PM

PES President : Greece's place is unambiguously in the Eurozone

Sergei Stanishev

Reacting to the latest events in Greece, PES President Sergei Stanishev stated that "as PES we have always been, and unambiguously remain in favour of the unity of the Eurozone, with Greece as a full member. We have always said that the Greek people are the first victims of the crisis, and now more than ever they need our support. All parties, including the Greek government, must refrain from any actions that would be catastrophic for the Greek people and for Europe. The Heads of State and Government must urgently meet to find a solution for the benefit of all Europeans. I call on all sides to show the restraint and responsibility that is necessary in this historic moment for Europe."

June 26, 2015 5:51 PM

Condolences to victims of attacks in Tunisia and Kuwait

Following an earlier attack in France, Tunisia and Kuwait have now also fallen victim to horrific terrorist attacks today.

Sergei Stanishev commented: "We share the same solidarity with our Tunisian brothers and sisters as we do with those in France. I also wish to express my condolences to the families of those tourists killed in Tunisia. These two countries, with close historical links, have both seen repeated terrorist attacks on their soil and have both responded with the same solidarity and resolve."

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