The Party of European Socialists (PES) is a social-democratic European political party. The PES comprises national-level political parties primarily from member states of the European Union (EU) and other nations of the European continent. The PES member parties are themselves members of the Socialist International. The Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) is the political group in the European Parliament of the PES. The PES also operates in the Committee of the Regions (in the PES Group in the Committee of the Regions) and the European Council. The PES is currently led by Sergei Stanishev, former Prime Minister of Bulgaria.
President: Sergei Stanishev (BG)
Parliament Leader: Martin Schulz (President) (DE), Hannes Swoboda (Group Leader) (AT)
Founded: 1953 ...
The PES has selected a candidate for Commission President. That's good news. However, the entire process falls short of the “democratic and transparent process” that was promised
November 6th 2013, with a press release and press conference and rather little fanfare, may nevertheless mark an important step for the future of EU-wide democracy. For it was with this statement that the Party of European Socialists (PES) confirmed that Martin Schulz is 'candidate designate' for Commission President. This means that if the PES and its component parties win the European Parliament ...
Sharing Burdens: Germany to Urge Shift in EU Refugee Policy The number of asylum-seekers in Germany is growing rapidly and many towns and cities are struggling to house them. The country's interior minister is pushing for changes to the EU's refugee policies in an effort to share the burden across the continent.
Sweden suspects Russian submarine got stranded in its waters Sweden yesterday (19 October) released a grainy photo of a mysterious vessel in waters around Stockholm, as its military hunted for a foreign submarine in the country's biggest such mobilisation since the Cold War.
The search in the Baltic Sea less than 50 km from the Swedish capital began on Friday. It reawakened memories of the final years of the Cold War when Sweden repeatedly hunted suspected Soviet submarines along its coast.