12/06/2014 PES & SDSM discuss elections in FYR Macedonia
Senior representatives of PES Associate Member SDSM (Socialdemocratic Union of Macedonia) met with colleagues at the PES on 5 June. President Zoran Zaev and Deputy President Radmila Sekerinska, PES Presidency Member, came to Brussels for an exchange with Deputy Secretary General Yonnec Polet at the PES headquarters.
06/06/2014 PES visits Serbia
Between 4 and 6 June PES visited Belgrade, Serbia, to congratulate the newly elected leader of the Democratic Party Bojan Pajtic, meet several centre left parties, and assess the political and economic situation of the country after being hit hard by floods mid-May
05/06/2014 Progressive thinkers reflect on the European elections 2014
On 4 June 2014, in the aftermath of the European elections, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) gathered progressive thinkers and politicians from all over Europe for a day of reflection in Brussels. Deputy Secretary General Marije Laffeber presented the Europe wide campaign the Party of European Socialists (PES) ran together with its member parties and the main challenges ahead. ‘Our central focus will remain on jobs, jobs, jobs, growth and on democracy. The PES and FEPS will soon launch the first Europe wide Social Democratic training Academy in which these themes will be at the core’, Laffeber stated.
05/06/2014 PES welcomes Fatah-Hamas unity government
After seven years of rivalry, a Palestinian unity government was sworn in on Monday June 2nd. During the ceremony, President Abbas said that the new government would ‘follow the priorities and principles of the previous agreements, including building Palestinian civil society institutions, accountability, rule of law, as well as respecting international law.’
27/05/2014 PES Leaders congratulate Schulz on campaign that 'engaged and connected' with most voters
In Brussels today, PES leaders took stock of the weekend’s election results and congratulated Martin Schulz for his historic European campaign. The campaign was widely recognised among independent observers as having been the most connected and engaged to voters across the continent.
27/05/2014 PES welcomes the result of the Ukrainian presidential elections
Sunday was a crucial day for the European Union, but also for Ukraine, where citizens went to vote for the first time since the protests started at the end of last year. Out of an estimated turnout of 60%, a vast majority of voters entrusted Petro Poroshenko with the responsibility to steer their country in the right direction.
25/05/2014 PES President condemns Brussels Jewish Museum Shooting
The PES President Sergei Stanishev issued a statement on behalf of the Party of European Socialists reacting to the shooting in front of the Jewish Museum in Brussels, resulting in the murder of three people.
23/05/2014 Martin Schulz wraps up historic European tour in Lyon
Martin Schulz, the Party of European Socialists (PES) wrapped up his extraordinary European tour in Lyon on Friday. Speaking before an impassioned crowd of over 2000 people, Schulz said that he would be the first Commission President elected by the people and not the result of a back room deal.
23/05/2014 Jacques Delors endorses Martin Schulz for Commission President
Former Commission President Jacques Delors has issued a strong endorsement of Party of European Socialists’ (PES) candidate Martin Schulz campaign’s to become Commission President.
23/05/2014 PES President statement on Balkan floods
For the past days, the Balkan region has been hit by the worst floods in over a century. The PES expresses its strong solidarity with the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia affected by the drastic consequences of this natural disaster.