PES Congress welcomes Latvian Concord Party as new member



The PES Congress ratified last Saturday the observer membership of the Latvian Harmony Party. The green light came one year after the elections gave the strongest parliamentary presence to the progressive bloc currently in opposition.

PES newly elected President Sergei Stanishevsaid: “The PES is the only integrated party structure with a solid political base in all EU Member States, with strong coordination with Member Parties and with a dynamic activist network. The European progressive family is gaining more and more momentum ahead of the European elections in 2014. The citizens of Europe are expressing loudly the need for a social democratic alternative to the austerity-only policies of the conservatives. The progressive voice of Europe in Latvia is today stronger thanks to our new member. I look forward to working together with Jānis Urbanovičs for the Europe we need.”