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The process on the PES declaration of principles is about to culminate with its adoption at the PES Council in Brussels on the 24th of November. Thanks to all participants on Re:new whose contributions to a process that lasted over a year were most valuable.

Far from being an end in itself, the declaration of principles is the first step in the first pan-European political renewal process. Now we move on to turning our values and principles into action with the PES Fundamental Programme that starts at the Convention in Brussels on the 25th and 26th of November. We need your input!

- 15 Nov 2011

PES President congratulates new Greek PM Papademos,...

The Party of European Socialists (PES) has expressed a strong hope that the transitional Government will succeed in its mandate. It has been tasked with securing the financing...

Zita Gurmai's blog - 28 Oct 2011

PES Women welcomes the report of the United Nations...

As you know, PES Women members are just back from the US, where we met United Nations (UN) Women representatives and many committed male and female feminists, involved in...

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- 16 Sep 2011

Incentives to keep EU internal borders open ‘must be...

The Party of European Socialists (PES) has urged the European Commission be ‘concrete not cosmetic’ on proposals to keep internal EU borders open. The plea comes as Internal...

Les représentants progressistes d'Europe réunis à Barcelone
- 21 Jun 2011

Le président du PSE signe pour un programme...

Plus de 100 représentants progressistes européens se sont réunis à Barcelone aujourd’hui pour annoncer un programme progressiste renouvelé en vue des élections européennes de...

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18/09/2011 - 18:13

Amendments to Principle 1 and to Principle 5

by Claudio Fontanari

Dear Sara, dear comrades, here are my two cents:

a) First, I suggest to complete Principle 1 as follows: "1. A democratic society means that democratic power prevails in all areas of...

06/09/2011 - 15:01

PES Declaration of principles

by Sara Montinaro

After a a long and passionate debate, and thanks to the contributions of political leaders, academics, experts, and your input on this forum, the “PES Declaration of principles”...

29/06/2011 - 10:26

Interview with Pierluigi Bersani (PD - Italy)

by Sara Montinaro
During the latest leaders' conference, we had the chance to talk with Pierluigi Bersani (Secretary General of the Italian PD) about the good results of PD and the progressive Italian forces during...
08/06/2011 - 16:37

How to connect emotions with our social democratic core values?

by Sara Montinaro

As Progressives, we are well aware of the crucial role played by rhetoric and messaging in shaping our political discourse and conveying our core values.

This is why tomorrow the 9th of...

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