Reinventing the European economy

High-level party representatives, ministers, MEPs and members of national parliaments from the PES political family, trade unions and the civil society will discuss how to make globalisation work for everyone in a conference in Brussels on 12 October. Influential academics such as economist Jeffrey Sachs will participate.

Ahead of the conference, PES president and host Sergei Stanishev said:

“We must make sure that we achieve growth in […]


Български евродепутати настояват за отмяна на спорния закон за образованието в Украйна

Български евродепутати подкрепиха отворено писмо до президента на Украйна Петро Порошенко, което призовава за налагане на вето върху новоприетия закон за образованието. Позицията, подкрепена от 38 евродепутати от 6 държави, бе изготвена в отговор на одобрените от Верховната Рада спорни текстове, налагащи ограничения върху достъпа на малцинствата в страната, в това число българското, до обучение на майчин език. Темата беше разисквана на редовната среща на […]


Stanishev: Juncker’s State of the Union must prioritise social Europe

Sergei Stanishev, the president of the Party of European Socialists, wrote today to Jean-Claude Juncker to ask him finally to deliver on his promised ‘social triple A’ for Europe.
Mr Stanishev’s letter calls for the EU’s social pillar to matched by a concrete social action plan to be laid out in the State of the Union address tomorrow.
Mr Stanishev said:
The Party of European Socialists has long […]


PES cohesion conference: Solidarity is a guarantee for EU future

Europe’s social democrats call for a strengthened cohesion policy post-2020, focused on decent jobs, clean environment, investment in human capital and new technologies, a packed hall of conference delegates heard today.

Some 150 delegates, plus online participants, discussed leading contributions from European Commissioners Corina Creţu and Maroš Šefčovič, PES president Sergei Stanishev, Committee of the Regions first vice-president Karl-Heinz Lambertz, Slovakian deputy prime minister Peter Pellegrini, […]


PES: Conservatives & populists routed as UK Labour celebrates spectacular election result

UK voters have rejected both Conservative opportunism and right-wing populism in a shock election result that has increased Labour’s vote share and fatally undermined the credibility of current prime minister Theresa May.

The result demolished the existing Conservative government majority and saw Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party win some 30 additional seats, making Labour a strong contender for government in the negotiations to come.

Commenting on the results, […]


PES President and two Bulgarian prime ministers with a strong commitment to EU

A conference on the future of Europe was held in Sofia at the initiative of PES president Sergei Stanishev. Both the current Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borisov (EPP) and the former head of Bulgarian government Simeon Sakscouborgota (ALDE) participated in the event organized by the PES, showing the strong commitment of Bulgaria to the European project.

The conference, called Europe back on track, was a discussion […]

Sergei Stanishev on Macedonia

Sergei Stanishev at the Protest in Skopje, 17th of May