PES President congratulates ČSSD and Bohuslav Sobotka on their fight for a fair tax system



Speaking at the Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) Congress in Prague, PES President Sergei Stanishev said: “I am proud of the work that my friend Bohuslav Sobotka and his government have been doing, establishing a fair system of taxation and fighting against tax evasion – these are important instruments to build a fair and strong country. The Party of European Socialists stands by the side of ČSSD to support an action plan that will help boost the economy, fight unemployment and promote exports and investment”.

The PES President also pointed out that;much has already been achieved thanks to the work of the PES family despite resistance from the conservatives and the liberals. We have taken steps to improve financial regulation and supervision, increase financial transparency and ensure financial stability. Now that Bohuslav is the Prime Minister, we can see a clear presence and influence of the Czech Republic at European level. This is what we need: an engaged, people-oriented Czech government, actively taking part in our common work to make a better, more progressive Europe”.

During his visit to Czech Republic, Sergei Stanishev also hosted the PES Seminar on Eastern Partnership with the aim to evaluate the current EU policy towards the East and establish and strengthen dialogue with the progressive forces of the region.