• PES leaders: Frans Timmermans is the clear choice for Commission President

    Frans Timmermans is the best candidate for President of the European Commission, with the skills, experience and ideas needed to rejuvenate Europe, Prime Ministers and leaders from the Party of European Socialists said today.

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  • New mandate is the momentum to transform Europe for the better

    Progressive principles and policies must be at the centre of the next mandate, Ministers of European Affairs from the PES agreed today during their discussion on the next legislative term.

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  • Frans Timmermans thanks supporters for their positive campaigning

    Frans Timmermans last night thanked party activists for their hard work, dedication and energy, and reaffirmed his desire to build a coalition which reflects the election verdict delivered by voters – pro-European and focused on achieving sustainability and progressive change.

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  • Frans Timmermans casts vote in the Netherlands

    PES Common Candidate Frans Timmermans today cast his vote for the PvdA in the European elections in his home town of Heerlen, in the Netherlands.

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