26/04/2014 PES President calls on EPP, Merkel and Juncker to condemn ‘despicable’ comments of Berlusconi about Martin Schulz
The Party of European Socialists (PES) President, Sergei Stanishev, has called on the leaders of the European People’s Party (EPP), and their common candidate Jean-Claude Juncker, to condemn the ‘despicable’ comments of Silvio Berlusconi today.
26/04/2014 Martin Schulz joins PM Ponta for PSD Romania Election launch with 10,000 supporters
Today in Bucharest, Romania, PES Common Candidate Martin Schulz received the largest welcome so far of his European campaign. 10,000 supporters of the PSD joined Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta in welcoming Mr. Schulz.
25/04/2014 4000 BSP supporters welcome Martin Schulz to Sofia
Martin Schulz, PES Common Candidate for European Commission President was welcomed by 4000 Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) supporters in Sofia today. Schulz was there to launch the BSP European election campaign
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.