PES leaders: Zoran Zaev and Edi Rama have earned their EU path

Progressive governments in Albania and FYR Macedonia made it possible for the two countries to achieve a 2019 start date for EU accession negotiations.

The path to EU membership for both countries is high on the agenda at the pre-summit meeting of Party of European Socialists prime ministers today, attended by FYR Macedonia prime minister Zoran […]

By |28/06/2018|News, PES, Top|0 Comments

PES common candidate during the PES Congress, 7 – 8 December in Lisbon

The Party of European Socialists will announce nominations for its common candidate for the President of the European Commission by 19 October this year, it was agreed today by representatives of PES member parties and organisations.

The PES Presidency meeting held in Riga, Latvia, fully supported the proposal that all PES member parties should be involved […]

By |27/06/2018|News, PES, Top|0 Comments

PES welcomes historic agreement between Athens and Skopje

The PES warmly welcomes the agreement reached by prime ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev, and the governments in Athens and Skopje, in the long-running dispute over the name of the former Yugoslav republic.

Today, the Greek government announced its intention to recognise its northern neighbour as ‘Republic of North Macedonia’, and its counterpart in Skopje […]

By |27/06/2018|News, PES, Top|0 Comments

PES congratulates Pedro Sánchez on his election as the new prime minister of Spain

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the election of Pedro Sánchez, from our Spanish party PSOE, as the new prime minister of Spain. We look forward to his government forming a credible alternative to a conservative government hounded by corruption.

PES president Sergei Stanishev said:

“We warmly welcome the election of Pedro Sánchez, a progressive and honest […]

By |27/06/2018|News, PES, Top|0 Comments

PES calls for an ambitious Eurozone budget to prevent future crises

The European Commission today released its proposal for a line in the EU’s long-term budget dedicated to the monetary union.

The proposal suggests creating a ‘reform delivery programme’ to incentivise structural reforms, and an instrument to tackle asymmetric shocks.

PES president Sergei Stanishev said:

“Today’s proposal is an acknowledgement by the Commission of the need for the eurozone […]

By |27/06/2018|News, PES, Top|0 Comments

PES leaders call for stepping up of EU accession for Balkan countries

Meeting ahead of the EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia, Bulgaria, progressive prime ministers and party leaders called for increased EU engagement in support of the European integration of the region.

The meeting, hosted by PES president Sergei Stanishev, welcomed Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and the prime minister of FYR Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, as well as […]

By |14/06/2018|News, PES, Top|0 Comments

Eurozone on the agenda for Bulgarian leaders

Senior politicians from Bulgaria are meeting in Sofia today at the initiative of PES president Sergei Stanishev to discuss the future of Bulgaria in the eurozone.

The event is co-hosted by the PES’s European parliamentary group, Socialists & Democrats, and the parliamentary group of the centre-right European People’s Party.

As a former prime minister of Bulgaria as […]

By |14/06/2018|Bulgaria, News, Top|0 Comments

PES and European Parliament unite to oppose Philippine abuses

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the overwhelming support of Members of the European Parliament to oppose human rights abuses by the government of the Philippines.

Around 12 000 suspected drug dealers have been murdered either by the police or government-supported gangs as part of a programme of extra-judicial killings authorised by the Philippines government.

MEPs today […]

By |14/06/2018|News, PES, Top|0 Comments

PES supports launch of accession negotiations with Albania and Macedonia

The Party of European Socialists supports the European Commission’s proposal to open EU accession negotiations with Albania and Macedonia.

PES president Sergei Stanishev said:

“These talks in themselves will have a very positive effect in the region. When launched, they will constitute a very powerful incentive for reform in both countries and for wider cooperation within the […]

By |14/06/2018|News, PES, Top|0 Comments

The Party of the European Socialists is astonished at the remarks of the president of the European People’s Party, Joseph Daul, addressed to the Bulgarian socialists.

In an official press statement from GERB (ГЕРБ), a member party of the EPP, Joseph Daul was quoted on 9 March as saying, “I think Bulgarian socialists do not exist since Bulgaria took the Presidency, because Boyko Borissov is the most successful leader in Europe”.

PES president Sergei Stanishev replied:

“Mr Daul may find it interesting to […]

By |10/03/2018|News, PES, Top|0 Comments