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October 02, 2015 12:52 PM

PES supports Partido Socialista in Portuguese Polls

On Sunday 4 October Portugal will hold a general election. The Partido Socialista has campaigned hard and the parties are very close as voters go to the polls. Sergei Stanishev - President of the Party of European Socialists - attended the launch of the campaign to support the Partido Socialista. As the polls near, he added:

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September 30, 2015 10:16 AM

EU referenda – learning the lessons from sister parties across Europe

Pannelists at the debate on EU referendum in the UK

The Referendum on whether or not Britain should stay in the European Union is a massive milestone for the UK, but also for the whole of the EU. The experiences of other European socialist and social democratic parties from across Europe in campaigning on referenda are valuable in helping Labour as it begins its campaign. This was the subject of an event organised by the the Party of European Socialists (PES) at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton, England. The event was chaired by Jan Royall – PES Vice President.

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September 29, 2015 12:30 PM

Sergei Stanishev meets with Jeremy Corbyn

The President of the Party of European Socialists Sergei Stanishev yesterday met with the new leader of the UK Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn

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September 28, 2015 9:23 AM

A new deal for a new Europe?

PES President Sergei Stanishev

In the wake of multiple crises - the Greek crisis, the refugee crisis and the earlier financial crisis - it is now clear that change is needed in Europe. But what changes are needed, and how it can change, are important subjects for debate. And key ones ahead of the UK referendum on EU membership in 2017. At a cross party discussion and debate on the future of Europe, Sergei Stanishev, PES President outlined what he thinks will be some of the key issues.

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September 24, 2015 5:31 PM

Connecting the rule of law with EU values and fundamental rights

The EU Scoreboard on democracy and fundamental rights was the main focus of a meeting of the PES Democracy Network on Wednesday 23 September 2015. The network gathered experts, MPs and MEPS in Brussels at its second meeting of the year to discuss the proposal which could help to monitor the compliance of Member States with article 2 of the EU treaty. Since the first meeting in 2013, strengthening the respect of the rule of law and fundamental rights has been one of the main aims of the Network.

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