25/04/2014 Greece is ready for change: My Future is your Future
On Thursday the 24th of April, Evangelos Venizelos, president of PASOK kicked off the ‘PES Youth Event in Athens: My Future is your Future’ accompanied by 200 young activists and party members in Athens. Venizelos stated the importance of these elections to change the direction of Greece and Europe “There is a choice, an important one. We need Elia to gain strength, we need a strong S&D group in the Parliament and we need Martin Schulz to become the new Commission President”.
17/04/2014 Martin Schulz and European allies launch PS France European Election Campaign
At an exciting rally at the Cirque d’Hiver in Paris, Martin Schulz called the Parti Socialiste to action for the European elections in May. Schulz led an impressive list of speakers including new PS First Secretary Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, Socialist Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, and lead Spanish PSOE candidate Elena Valenciano.
17/04/2014 Martin Schulz & Women’s Rights Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem discuss a More Equal Europe
In Paris today, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Minister for Women’s Rights, handed to PES Common Candidate Martin Schulz a ‘Déclaration Parité’. This ‘equality declaration’ was the main topic of discussion as they met at the Hôtel De Broglie ahead of Schulz’s evening rendez-vous at the Cirque d’Hiver for the Parti Socialiste’s European election campaign launch.
17/04/2014 Ahead of presidential elections, PES supports civil society claims for a more democratic Algeria
The upcoming presidential elections in Algeria, scheduled to take place on the 17th April, is of a crucial importance for the future of the country. On this occasion, the PES wishes to mark its strong opposition towards the decision of incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to run for a fourth consecutive term. In power since 1999, Bouteflika has constantly failed to adopt much needed reforms aimed at improving the social and economic situation of the population.
17/04/2014 Young socialists take to the streets of Paris with Martin Schulz
This afternoon in Paris, Martin Schulz engaged in some face-to-face campaign time with French voters. Schulz was accompanied by a group of energetic Parti Socialiste youth activists, who have spent the past week leafleting in the city and promoting his speech at the PS European campaign launch this evening
17/04/2014 PES Campaign Managers coordinate strategy for a new Europe
The PES Campaign Managers Network met today in Paris to discuss the coordination of European Election campaigns in their respective countries, at the invitation of PES Vice-President and newly elected PS Leader Jean-Christophe Cambadélis. PES Member Parties underlined the importance of the upcoming European Elections and pledged that through combined efforts, there's a good chance that Europe will turn left in May.
17/04/2014 PES calls for immediate de-escalation of tensions in Ukraine
The PES is gravely concerned with the rising tensions in Ukraine, and more particularly Eastern Ukraine, where armed individuals have occupied several government buildings.
16/04/2014 Martin Schulz discusses progressive values with Luxembourg Socialist Party
On Tuesday evening in Luxembourg, Martin Schulz, PES Candidate for European Commission President, set out his vision for the future of the EU. At a town hall campaign meeting organised by the Luxembourg Socialist Party (LSAP), Schulz enjoyed a great exchange with party members and supporters. After an introduction by new LSAP President Claude Haagen, Schulz joined lead MEP candidate Mady Delvaux-Stehres in a conversation with the audience.
15/04/2014 PES and Common Candidate praise Maltese PM on civil union bill
PES and Martin Schulz, PES Common Candidate, congratulate Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and the Maltese Labour Party on the adoption of the civil union bill. The bill will grant same-sex couples the legal protections, privileges and obligations granted to married heterosexual couples, including the right to adopt children jointly.
15/04/2014 PES President demands release of Palestinian leader on the 12th anniversary of his abduction
On the 25th of March PES President Sergei Stanishev met with Fadwa Barghouti, wife of Marwan Barghouti, renowned Fatah member and Palestinian reconciliation figure. Marwan Barghouti has spent a total of 17 years in prison, of which the last 11 years consecutively. The meeting took place in Amman at the Conference ‘A common vision for a progressive Arab world’ co-organized by the PES on the 24th and 25th of March.