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 […]


EU Socialists look at the European Council after losing European Parliament presidency

“It is not logical that one political party that had less than one third of the votes in the European elections have three out of the three key positions,” said Sergei Stanishev, leader of the European Socialists Party, in a Reuters interview.

“I think a conversation about a progressive candidate for the presidency of the European Council should be initiated among […]


Stanishev meets Hollande, Renzi, Muscat and Mogherini ahead of European Council

Sergei Stanishev gathered PES-affiliated heads of state and governments to coordinate positions ahead of European Council meeting due to take place later this evening.

Following the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean where hundreds of refugees lost their lives in an attempt to reach the Italian shores, European socialists demand urgent action from EU Member states. President of the French Republic Francois […]


Stanishev: It’s high time the Bulgarian parliament came up with a national position on the accession of Bulgaria to the Schengen area

That would be a strong signal to Europe that we are ready

‘It’s high time for the Bulgarian parliament to unambiguously support the efforts of politicians, institutions and the national campaign ‘Bulgaria in Schengen. It’s time!’ stated Stanishev on his Facebook page.

‘There will be a European Council meeting in June when we can again raise the issue of Bulgaria joining the […]


Stanishev: Bulgaria has always supported the EU membership of Macedonia

‘Bulgaria has always supported Macedonia in a very sincere way both for EU and NATO membership, and has always extended a helpful hand along this process’ stated PES President Sergei Stanishev at a press conference on the 2015 European Parliament resolution on Macedonia, organized by the European Parliament Information office in Sofia, Bulgaria. MEPs Andrey Kovatchev (EPP/GERB) and Angel Dzhambazki […]


Press conference on the 2015 European Parliament resolution on Macedonia

Today at 16.00 h (Sofia time) PES President Sergei Stanishev will participate in a press conference on the 2015 European Parliament resolution on the 2014 Progress Report on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. It will take place in the Europe House, 124 Rakovski Str., Sofia, Bulgaria.


Stanishev: “Politics need young people”

The MEP from PES Sergei Stanishev opened a conference in the European Parliament on the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the Croatial Social Democracy. The conference was organized by the Head of Croatian Delegation with the Socialists & Democrats in the EP, Tonino Picula.


In his speech, Stanishev stressed the important role of young people in politics, stating that “We […]


Sergei Stanishev: Schengen accession will make our EU membership complete

Slavi Trifonov supports the ‘Bulgaria in Schengen. It’s time!’ campaign


Joining the Schengen area will make our EU membership complete. It has been a long time since Bulgaria fulfilled the criteria and it is absolutely unfair that we are still kept out of the visa-free area. This is what PES President Sergei Stanishev said last night when he made a guest […]


Stanishev: “Macedonian government must show will to change!”

“Macedonia has made progress in certain areas, but specific actions are expected in the direction of good neighbourly relations with Bulgaria ” said the Bulgarian MEP Sergei Stanishev during a debate in Strasbourg on the report on Macedonia’s progress on its road to EU membership.


Stanishev expressed deep concerns of the socialist family regarding the deteriorating political situation in the country. […]


The socialists in the EP give shoulder to Greece with the debt crisis

The Group of Socialists & Democrats want a renegotiation of the scheme for the repayment of the public debt of Greece and urgent measures for economic recovery


The Group of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament took a formal position on Greece’s debt crisis during the plenary session in Strasbourg. The topic will be one of the main of the […]


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 are to be preferred rather […]


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 fight with youth unemployment is […]

Sergei Stanishev on Macedonia

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