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March 26, 2015 9:00 AM

PES Fair Growth Conference: "Transparency is a weapon of mass destruction of privileges" says EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici

"We must step up our demands and accelerate change in Europe", says PES President

The Party of European Socialists (PES) hosted on the 26 March a high-level conference on investment and growth. The event, titled PES Fair Growth Conference, took place with the participation of PES President Sergei Stanishev, the Luxembourgish Minister for Labour, Employment, Social and Solidarity Economy Nicolas Schmit and PS Belgium Vice-president and Leader of the Group in the Chamber of Representatives Laurette Onkelinx, among others.

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March 23, 2015 4:22 PM

PES strengthens cooperation with national parties

PES holds a joint seminar with BSP on campaign management ahead of local elections in Bulgaria.

A seminar on local elections, jointly organised by PES and the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) was held over the weekend in Varna, Bulgaria. The seminar attracted a large number of prominent participants, including PES President Sergei Stanishev and PES Secretary General Achim Post, BSP leadership including Chairman Mihail Mikov, Members of Parliament, local politicians, party activists and young people. During the seminar, experts from the socialist parties in Germany, Sweden and Croatia shared their experience on making local elections and campaigns.

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March 19, 2015 4:03 PM

PES leaders and heads of state demand a ‘forward-looking Energy Union’

The European Council summit should focus on “a strong, progressive Energy Union that cares for our climate while securing our external energy supply”, says Party of European Socialists (PES) Sergei Stanishev, who hosted today the preparatory meeting at Palace d’Egmont in Brussels. The event, aimed to prepare the PES common strategy for the EU Council, counted with the participation of PES heads of state and leaders such as François Hollande and Maroš Šefčovič, among others.

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March 18, 2015 6:34 PM

PES condemns attacks in Tunis

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"We are deeply saddened and shocked by the horrid attacks that took place in Tunis today. We want to send our sincerest condolences to the families of the victims involved", says PES President Sergei Stanishev. "Tunisia has set a unique example in a region plagued by civil wars and infighting. It is the only country that managed to transform into a real democracy after the Arab uprisings started there at the end of 2010. We wish to express support and solidarity for all the Tunisian political forces, government and opposition, that invested their energy to turn their country into a true democracy".

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March 17, 2015 10:47 AM

PES European Affairs Ministers meet to coordinate in advance of the GAC Council meeting

PES General Affairs ministerial

The PES European Affairs Ministers met today to coordinate their positions in light of the General Affairs Council. The Ministers had the opportunity to exchange views on the state of play on the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI) and the March European Council agenda. The discussions also focused on the future of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), with the ministers pointing out that great emphasis needs to be put for fostering a balanced socioeconomic governance. Another point in the agenda was the Commission communication on the Energy Union which defines the EU’s plan to deepen cooperation in the field of energy policies with the aim to deliver EU citizens secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy.

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