Sergei Stanishev: The only possible solution to the Ukraine crisis is a political one

The only possible solution to the Ukraine crisis is a political and a peaceful one. S&D MEP and PES President Sergei Stanishev expressed this view during a studio interview for one of Bulgaria’s leading TV channels, bTV. He reminded that his now long-standing view had ever been that any hard, long-lasting or even confrontational negotiations […]

By |08/02/2015|EP, News|0 Comments

Stanishev: We, the socialists, insist the 30-year old ones to benefit from the Youth Guarantee

Sergei Stanishev welcomed the decision of the European Commission to increase the pre-financing.


Yesterday the European Commission sent a proposal to the European Parliament early in 2015 to allocate 1 billion Euro over the Youth Employment. The pre-financing, which Member States will receive to stimulate the Youth Employment, will increase 30-fold.


Stanishev welcomed the decision, because “the […]

By |05/02/2015|EP, News|0 Comments

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 […]

By |15/01/2015|EP, News|0 Comments

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 […]

By |05/12/2014|EP, News|0 Comments

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 […]

By |28/11/2014|EP, News|0 Comments

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 […]

By |19/11/2014|EP, News|0 Comments

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 […]

By |05/11/2014|EP, News|0 Comments

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 […]

By |22/10/2014|EP, News|0 Comments

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 […]

By |22/10/2014|EP, News|0 Comments

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 […]

By |21/10/2014|EP, News|0 Comments