PES thanks Gianni for strong leadership in European Parliament


Gianni & Sergei

The Party of European Socialists expresses its gratitude to Gianni Pittella for his strong leadership of the Socialists & Democrats Group in the European Parliament.

Gianni announced today that he will be leaving the Parliament following his election to the Italian Senate.

PES president Sergei Stanishev said:

"Gianni’s contribution has been immense -- both as the leader of the Socialists & Democrats Group, and as a champion of social democratic values in the European Parliament.

"His tireless work for the Group, his commitment to the Party of European Socialists and his friendship have been invaluable."

We wish Gianni all the best in his new role, where we are confident that he will bring the same energy and dedication to social justice as he did to his work as an MEP.