The final moment at the PES congress in Lisbon, 2018. Frans Timmermans receives support from PES prime ministers, leaders, delegates, activists and guests at the congress.


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    The PES Congress in Lisbon approved the policies which will underpin the PES’s campaign to win back Europe in May next year.

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  • PES will strengthen a weakened Europe, re-elected PES President Sergei Stanishev pledges

    Delegates at the Party of European Socialists Congress in Lisbon have re-elected Sergei Stanishev as the President of the party.

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  • Zita Gurmai re-elected PES Women President with pledge to strengthen women’s voices across Europe

    PES Women will be at the forefront of the progressive battle to win the next European elections and strengthen women’s rights, the re-elected President of PES Women said at the PES Women Annual Conference.

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  • Progressives come together for Common Candidate

    European socialists and democrats, united behind a Common Candidate, met in Brussels to set out their ambition for the 2019 EU elections.

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