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 ...
EU's circular economy to use power of tech innovation like Uber EXCLUSIVE / The European Commission’s new proposal for a circular economy will try to exploit the disruptive power of tech innovation, such as Uber or Airbnb.
Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella told EurActiv today (25 June) that the new package of waste, incineration and recycling laws would have a digital aspect and was expected in the coming weeks.
The original Circular Economy package, proposed under the last Commission, was controversially axed last December by the Commission’s “better regulation” chief Frans Timmermans.
We need to make big data into an opportunity for Europe Allowing data processing without a predefined purpose will boost European businesses, write Axel Voss and Yann Padova.
Axel Voss is a German MEP and shadow rapporteur for the EPP on the Data Protection Regulation. Yann Padova is former secretary general of the French data protection authority CNIL and current commissioner of energy regulator CRE.