• Frans Timmermans casts vote in the Netherlands

    PES Common Candidate Frans Timmermans today cast his vote for the PvdA in the European elections in his home town of Heerlen, in the Netherlands.

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  • Eurovision Debate: Timmermans promises a Europe that leaves nobody behind

    Frans Timmermans tonight set out his progressive vision for a European Union which prioritises the fight against climate change, tackles inequalities and injustice, and is true to its core values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

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  • Frans Timmermans wins key debate in race for EU Commission top job

    Socialist candidate for the next President of the European Commission puts in confident performance at Maastricht debate.

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  • From north to south, European voters are backing progressive politics

    Spain is the latest country to say it’s time to put socialists and social democrats back in charge.

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