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June 21, 2016 9:56 AM

The Left has solutions that can never be offered from the Right

Sergei Stanishev

The reports of the death of Social Democracy have been greatly exaggerated. The PES is back on the track of jobs and growth and calls for investing in European Youth

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November 19, 2015 9:47 AM

40 years on from the Helsinki Act

Helsinki_Act_event.jpgThis week, we European Socialists and Democrats marked 40 years of the Helsinki Act, which facilitated dialogue between East and West and brought a certain security in Europe.

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November 05, 2015 12:45 PM

Refugees and climate cooperation with China high on PES agenda

Sergei Stanishev meets with Syrian refugees from camp in Barelias, Lebanon

Over the last few days the PES has worked hard to tackle two very important issues. First of all the PES organised together with the Global Progressive Forum, the Socialist & Democrat Group in the European Parliament and the Arab Social Democratic Forum a conference on the refugee crisis in Beirut, Lebanon.

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June 24, 2015 10:22 AM

PES Congress in Budapest - a successful story thanks to you

Dear friends,

I am writing to you today to tell you about the PES congress in Budapest. Just over a week ago we welcomed around a thousand people to the Hungarian capital, celebrating all that is good about the socialist and social democratic movements. We stood shoulder to shoulder with our Hungarian colleagues in their fight against Orban’s ‘illiberal democracy’ and with each other as we advance socialism and social democracy in Europe.

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May 16, 2015 11:54 AM

Honour European unification

Stanishev & SchulzOn behalf of all members of the Party of European Socialists I congratulate EP President Martin Schulz with the prestigious Charlemagne prize he has been awarded by the city of Aachen. To honour him for his strong commitment to strengthen EU values and the further integration.

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January 12, 2015 4:44 PM

We are Charlie

“Je suis Charlie” – I am Charlie – is a message that has become hugely popular over the last days because it expresses in a few words the solidarity, but also the indignation and defiance, over the brutal attack on Charlie Hebdo. 12 people lost their lives, cowardly murdered for only one reason:  because a satirical magazine dared to voice a different perspective of the world. They were not revolutionaries – they were cartoonists, journalists, people whose only weapon was their sense of humour.

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June 05, 2014 12:44 PM

Next steps after the elections

Dear friends,

First of all I would like to thank all who took part in the European elections between 22 and 25 May. To our voters: thanks for your support and for your trust. Our representatives will do their utmost during these 5 years to work towards a new Europe.

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April 16, 2014 10:42 AM

PES.EU - new because of you!

With 36 days, dear friends, until the European election, I would like to welcome you to our brand new website. With our Common Candidate for Commission President, Martin Schulz ( ), these European elections are very different. And I am very proud to say that with our new website things are also very different. For 6 months now, you, the PES family of party activists and volunteers, have, under the direction of our Member Partie, been working incredibly hard, all across Europe, to ‘knock the vote’ for Martin. You have put thousands of hours of volunteer work in and set up networks all across the continent to help us win these elections. This website is designed to highlight and register your great efforts.

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October 07, 2013 1:00 PM

In the name of Democracy

Today there are 226 days* to go until the polling stations across Europe open for the European Parliament Election 2014.

We will enter the election campaign as a united, coherent and modern political family. In order to reach this goal we took a historic decision to bring the European democracy a giant step forward in 2009.

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September 18, 2013 1:00 PM

Barroso's state of the union speech 'misses the mark'

It is always frustrating to see a political speech that misses the mark. Last Wednesday's (11 September) 'State of the union' speech by Barroso was one such occasion. Rather than give a clear outline of the challenges currently before the European Union, Barroso resorted to a shopping list of policy initiatives that occurred during his time in charge of the commission.

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