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18/12/2012 CSSD fighting for Czech people's interests at home and Czech Republic’s reputation abroad, says PES President Stanishev

Continuing an end of year visit to Poland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia, the PES President, Sergei Stanishev today (18 December) held meetings in Prague with theCzech Member Party (CSSD). Mr. Stanishev met with CSSD leader Bohuslav Sobotka and with the CSSD Presidential candidate Jiří Dienstbier. He congratulated Mr. Dienstbier for his strong Presidential campaign.

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13/12/2012 PES President warns that Europe was built on “United we stand and not divide and rule” as European Summit prioritizes banking union measures

“Bilateral arrangements of a contractual nature a particular concern” says Stanishev At its preparatory meeting before the European Council, the Party of European Socialists’ (PES) Heads of State and Prime Ministers expressed concern at the short term focus and direction of the European Council, taking place today and tomorrow (13-14 December).

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12/12/2012 The European Union’s Success was built on 'united we stand' not 'divide and rule'

PES Ministers warn against opening the door to an institutionalization of the Troikas PES Social Affairs Ministers today expressed their concern over the risk of an institutionalization of austerity and a tweaking of the EU procedures during the EU Council of 13-14 December, in a letter addressed to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and to European Council President Herman Van Rompuy.

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30/11/2012 PES welcomes the recognition of a Palestinian State at the United Nations

The Party of Europeans Socialists (PES) warmly welcomes the recognition of Palestine as a “non-member observer state” at the United Nations General Assembly. With 138-9 votes in favour, the endorsement of several European States was pivotal in pushing the bid through at the UN. This approval will boost the peace process, reduce current tensions and put an end to the escalation of violence.

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27/11/2012 EU must be united in its support for the recognition of a Palestinian State at the United Nations

Joint statement by Sergei Stanishev (President of the Party of European Socialists), Hannes Swoboda (President of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament), 27 November 2012

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26/11/2012 PES Serbian Member Party DS affirms its commitment to Social Democracy at Extraordinary Congress

The Party of European Socialists (PES) warmly welcomes the strong commitment to social democratic principles made by the Serbian Democratic Party at its extraordinary congress this weekend. (25th November). Dragan Djilaswas elected as new leader of the Serbian Democratic Party (DS). Boris Tadić was appointed Honorary President.

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22/11/2012 PES preparatory meeting for EU Council: “The EU budget must be based as much on solidarity as on efficiency”

PES calls for European Youth Guarantee to be prioritized. Party of European Socialists (PES) President Sergei Stanishev said that “Our meeting showed that the PES family knows that what we need is an EU budget that responds to the economic crisis. It must allow us to deliver jobs and growth, and ultimately combat poverty and social exclusion. The European budget must be regarded as an investment budget. This is what will reconnect the European project to the citizens of Europe and convince them that we are working in their interest”.

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19/11/2012 PES President on Israel-Gaza conflict: “The region’s best chance of peace lies at the negotiating table”

The Party of European Socialists (PES) has shown deep concern about the loss of innocent lives in Gaza and Southern Israel. The ongoing conflict, which has cost thousands of lives in the last years, was renewed and intensified last week by violent episodes on both sides of the border.

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13/11/2012 PES calls for an Arab Social and Economic Development Plan in Jordan Conference

PES Vice President Jan Royal calls for “fully integrated and democratic plan” Taking part in a conference held in Amman, Jordan, the Party of European Socialists (PES) Vice-President Jan Royall remarked that; “democracy must be an absolute precondition for economic development”.

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11/11/2012 The delay in EU budget will be worth it if priority of ‘continent-wide’ economic recovery is remembered, says PES President

Responding to the developments today at the EU Council, the Party of European Socialists (PES) President, Sergei Stanishev, has said that the delay in securing an agreement on the EU budget; “Will be worth the wait if we remember that the single biggest priority is ‘continent-wide’ economic recovery in Europe”.

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