13/05/2014 Martin Schulz Addresses Parti Socialiste Campaign Rally in Brittany, France
In front of 1400 PS France supporters, Martin Schulz continued his European election campaign in the town of Rezé, close to Nantes. Schulz joined lead regional candidate Isabelle Thomas, party leader and PES Vice-President Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, and former Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault.
12/05/2014 PES Foreign Ministers meeting statement
The Foreign Ministers from PES member parties met in Brussels under the chairmanship of on Sunday, 11th of May. The ministers discussed the upcoming Foreign Affairs Council meeting Monday the 12th of May.
11/05/2014 Malta trip occasion for Martin Schulz to outline common EU immigration policy plan
Party of European Socialists candidate for European Commission President, Martin Schulz, used his trip to Malta to outline his detailed proposals for a common EU policy on immigration. Schulz attended a series of events with Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, the highlight being a European election rally with over 1000 Partit Laburista supporters.
09/05/2014 Martin Schulz continues to speak to real voters’ concerns in Florence debate
The second debate between the candidates for European Commission President saw further political contrast emerge between Martin Schulz and the other candidates.
09/05/2014 Schulz pledges to fight for Europe’s industry in Piombino visit
On 9th of May Martin Schulz visited the Lucchini factory in Piombino Italy, a former European steel hub that was forced to shut down production due to the financial crisis leaving over 1500 employees in uncertainty and despair.
09/05/2014 Renzi’s endorsement for Schulz as Commission President step towards a more democratic Europe
The process to give voters a direct say in who is elected the next Commission President received another major backing this Friday from Matteo Renzi, Italian Prime-Minister and Party Leader of Partito Democratico.
09/05/2014 'Hollande Common Candidate endorsement 'a major' boost for EU democracy ' says Schulz
The campaign to have voters decide who will be the next Commission President yesterday received very strong backing from the French President Francois Hollande. In an article in Le Monde, Hollande stated that: "On 25th May, your vote will determine who the next President of the European Commission will be".
08/05/2014 Martin Schulz Programme Launch and Campaign Tour
Programme Launch: Martin Schulz was in Brussels on 7th of May to launch his policy programme in front of over 60 journalists from across Europe. In case you missed it you can find the video from the conference here and the transcript here. On the road: Since being nominated as PES common candidate in Rome on 1 March 2014, Martin Schulz has taken his campaign for the Presidency of the European Commission all over Europe. By the time the last votes are cast on25 May, he will have visited 24 countries and many European towns and cities.
06/05/2014 Schulz hits the street again in Portugal
Martin Schulz again took his election campaign out onto the street with European voters today in Lisbon. In an intense programme of activities he visited a factory and two social projects in the Lisbon area. Schulz also held a joint press conference with Portuguese Socialist Party leader António José Seguro. Schulz closed his day of campaigning with a keynote dinner speech on economic governance to an audience of trade unionists entrepreneurs and academics in Porto.
06/05/2014 PES Finance Ministers call for a more progressive and sustainable Europe after the EU Elections.
The Finance Ministers of the Party of European Socialists (PES) met today at the PES Headquarters. The Ministers welcomed the good signs of progress on the Financial Transaction Tax and strongly supported the introduction of a concrete timetable for its implementation.