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

PES prime ministers discuss Spitzenkandidat and long-term EU budget

Prime ministers and European Commissioners from Europe’s progressive family today restated their determination that the next President of the European Commission must not be appointed behind closed doors, but must instead be the candidate able to command majority support in the European Parliament following the 2019 elections.

Meeting today at the PES headquarters, the leaders committed […]

By |23/02/2018|News, PES, Top|0 Comments

The PES welcomes the new Commission strategy adopted today on the Western Balkans’ European prospects.

PES President Sergei Stanishev said:

“The progressive family has always actively promoted EU integration for the Western Balkan countries. They need a strong incentive for positive reform, especially to fight anti-democratic pressures.

“The PES will support all its member parties from the region in their effort to uphold high democratic standards, strengthen the rule of law and […]

By |07/02/2018|News, PES, Top|0 Comments

Even the defeat of Daesh will not rid Iraq of terrorism and radicalisation, and the region will still need support:

Even the defeat of Daesh will not rid Iraq of terrorism and radicalisation, and the region will still need support: this was one of the main conclusions from a conference organised by the Party of European Socialists in Iraqi Kurdistan. The conference in Sulaymaniyah was held under the title ‘The challenges of ending the conflict: […]

By |15/12/2016|News, PES, Top|0 Comments

PES calls for UN-sponsored global conference on migration and asylum policies

 „We need safe legal avenues and effective integration policies for those granted asylum under our common rules. Safe legal avenues are needed to save lives and effective integration policies are needed to offer opportunities to those fleeing war and oppression. But first of all we need to have a proper European asylum system with proper […]

By |10/07/2016|News, PES, Top|0 Comments

Stanishev: UK should start the leaving process as soon as possible

Prime Ministers and Leaders of the Party of European Socialists during a coordination meeting, organized by the leader of the Party Sergei Stanishev, have agreed that there should be no delay before the UK begins the process to leave the European Union.

Urging the UK and the EU to act calmly and responsibly, the leaders agreed […]

By |30/06/2016|News, PES, Top|0 Comments

Stanishev speaking to the civil rally in Skopje: Brothers and sisters, we love you and we see Macedonia in the EU

S&D MEP and PES President Sergei Stanishev spoke on behalf of European socialists and democrats to thousands of people who rallied this Sunday in FYR Macedonia’s capital Skopje to express their disapproval of the current situation in the country. He also paid tribute to those who lost their lives during the recent terrorist attack in […]

By |19/05/2015|News, PES, Top|0 Comments

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.

Four […]

By |05/01/2015|News, Top|0 Comments

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 […]

By |05/01/2015|News, Top|0 Comments

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.

I would also like to thank all […]

By |04/01/2015|News, Top|0 Comments