September 16, 2014 3:41 PM
(Strasbourg - 16 September) PES President Sergei Stanishev today promised a fair but thorough hearing to the Juncker Commission from the Socialist family. The PES have negotiated together with Jean-Claude Juncker to ensure that important portfolios are secured for Commissioners from our family. In the hearings, Commissioners must guarantee that the Juncker Commission maintains its commitment to a progressive new policy agenda. We expect to see commitments to social justice and social dialogue, and a real effort to fight against inequality.
September 15, 2014 3:51 PM
Today 15th of September on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy, dedicated to the engagement of young people on democracy, “the PES strongly reaffirms its respect of EU fundamental values and principles of democracy and the rule of law and its commitment to fight for a strong, socially just and democratic Europe” stated Marije Laffeber, PES Deputy Secretary General.
September 15, 2014 10:46 AM
PES President Sergei Stanishev has congratulated Stefan Lofven and the Social Democrats for their victory in Sweden’s general election on Sunday. Speaking from Strasbourg, Mr. Stanishev said that; “The next Swedish Government will be led by Stefan Lofven and by the Social Democrats. This is great for Sweden and for the European Union. Stefan will ensure that Sweden again becomes admired for its values of fairness and solidarity, regardless of background or privilege”.
September 12, 2014 4:15 PM
Speaking at the Festa Dell'Unita organised by the Italian Partito Democratico on 7 September in Bologna, PES Secretary General Achim Post sent a clear message about the unity of the European left, saying "Only together can we win the battle for Europe". Post was speaking at the invitation of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, alongside many other PES leaders.
September 10, 2014 6:23 PM
Commenting on the new Commission announced by President Juncker today, Party of European Socialists (PES) President Sergei Stanishev stated that; “there are very strong PES talents in positions that have great potential. It is essential that they are given the political space to develop progressive policies”.