Stanishev: Commission sees the ‘Danube’ transport corridor among its priorities

This is what Sergei Stanishev concluded following his meeting in Strasbourg with Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport.


‘The ‘Danube’ transport corridor is of high importance but its capacity is not sufficiently used. As part of the Pan European transport corridor №7, ‘Danube’ is of key geopolitical significance for Europe’, Sergei Stanishev, Member of the European Parliament, told Commissioner Bulc. They […]


Stanishev asked for Germany’s support for Bulgaria’s accession to Schengen

Meeting Zigmar Gabriel, Vice-Chancellor and Minister of economy and energy of Germany in Lisbon, Sergei Stanishev, Member of the European Parliament, asked for the support of Germany for Bulgaria’s accession to the Schengen area. ‘We have fulfilled the criteria. It is not fair that our country is constantly faced with new conditions. This is already a matter of trust and […]


Stanishev to Šefčovič: ‘South Stream will change the role of Bulgaria on the European energy map’

‘Only BSP managed to bring down the price of electricity’


Sergei Stanishev, Member of the European Parliament, met Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission’s Vice-President for the Energy Union during EP’s plenary session in Strasbourg.


Stanishev welcomed the commitment made by Šefčovič to put a strong emphasis on the social aspect of the energy policy of the Union by working towards lowering of the […]


Juncker’s Investment Plan is a major achievement of the Socialist family

Socialists call for additional 10 bln Euro for the Youth Guarantee

S&D MEP and PES President Sergei Stanishev together with S&D Group President Gianni Pittella spoke at the opening of a seminar on ‘Investing in the Future’. The event discussed socialists’ priorities and suggestions for the implementation of Juncker’s plan for 300 bln Euro of public and private investments in the […]


Stanishev: “Single and common European policy on the refugees is needed”

The MEP and leader of PES Sergei Stanishev opened conference on “Policies on refugees, based on solidarity” yesterday, organized by Foundation for European Progressive Studies in Brussels.

“We need to develop a common action plan for the EU to cope with the increasing migration flows. Last year more than 400 000 people applied for international protection in the EU, which is […]


Stanishev gave his support to Juncker‘s Commission

“Statement by Sergei Stanishev during the plenary debate on the choice of the new Commission:


“Today I will support the Juncker Commission, because this must be the democratic approach. This is an important political agreement with the European citizens.


Juncker received our support as President after he gave clear statement for change in the priorities. The main line of this change is […]


Sergei Stanishev and Corina Cretu discussed regional policies

The MEP Sergei Stanishev met with Corina Cretu, nominated for Commissioner on Regional Development. Her field is important for all Member States, particularly to the countries from Eastern Europe, which are the poorest regions.


At the meeting, the future Commissioner announced her intention to help the much less economically developed countries in the Union. Cretu stressed that her efforts, if elected […]


Stanishev seeks the support of Karmenu Vella for the development of the fisheries sector in Bulgaria

During the plenary session in Strasbourg, Sergei Stanishev met with Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. During the meeting, Stanishev stressed that environmental protection is top priority for the socialists. “Europe’s Economic development must go hand in hand with our commitment to develop alternative energy sources and rational spending of the natural resources”, said the MEP.


Sergei Stanishev […]


Stanishev to Andriukaitis: “Access to healthcare is key towards social equality in Europe”

During the plenary session in Strasburg, the MEP Sergei Stanishev met with Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner on Health & Food Safety.


Andriukaitis’s portfolio is of particular importance for the socialist family, as the healthcare in Europe is based on solidarity principles. Stanishev noted that, as health minister in Lithuania, Andriukaitis has done a lot towards equal rights and access to health care […]


“Socialists priorities must be strongly represented in the Commission’s commitments”, Stanishev said

In the preparations for the hearings of the Juncker Commission, Sergei Stanishev held talks with a number of the future socialist Commissioners on key topics in their fields. After the hearings, Stanishev will hold a joint meeting with all eight Commissioners from the left family, in order to outline the mechanisms by which the main priorities of the left will […]