• PES Election Congress, 22-23 February

    The PES Election Congress will meet in Madrid on 22-23 February to elect the Common Candidate and adopt the PES Manifesto ahead of the European elections of 23-26 May.

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  • Stanishev rallies progressives ahead of Election Congress in Madrid

    PES President Sergei Stanishev has written to the leaders of all PES member parties, urging them to come together to fight the European election campaign as a united, progressive force.

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  • PES Europe Ministers call for a European Budget that rises to the challenge

    Europe needs ambitious short- and long-term planning, the Ministers of European Affairs from the PES agreed today during their discussion of the European budget for 2021-2027.

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  • 2019 election manifesto to be presented in Spain

    Progressive prime ministers, leaders and activists will come together with Frans Timmermans – the PES Common Candidate – in Madrid next month to set out the Party’s policy platform for the EU elections.

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  • Frans Timmermans launches campaign to become President of the European Commission

    Frans Timmermans set out his vision for the future of Europe in an impassioned speech at the PES Congress in Lisbon.

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