The Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (abbreviation S&D) is the political group in the European Parliament of the Party of European Socialists. The group dates its ancestry via various names back to the beginning of the European Parliament in 1953. Until the 1999 European election it was the largest group in Parliament. S&D is currently the second-largest group in the European Parliament and adopted its present-day name on 23 June 2009.
Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - S&D (23 June 2009 to present)
Socialist Group in the European Parliament (20 July 2004 to 23 June 2009)
Group of the Party of European Socialists - PES (21 April 1993 to 20 July 2004)
Socialist Group - SOC ...
What do the Parliament's group leaders say about support for José Manuel Barroso and whether this week's European Council should decide on nominating him?
Martin Schulz, leader of the Socialist groupOn supporting Barroso: “I cannot recommend to my group to support Barroso for a second term.” On the timing of the decision: “I strongly recommend to the European Union Council not to proceed to designate the European Commission president during the June Council but instead to postpone that extremely sensitive decision.”
By Simon Taylor
PES is a federation of state parties that are either part of, or closely related to, the Socialist International, being the political group at the European Parliament that is formally closer to the way state parties function. Still, it gathers politicians with very different approaches to Society, diluting its identity.Unlike in the US, where the word Socialism is a synonym for Planned Economics, in Europe it still retains some of its philosophical meaning of solidarity and equality. Especially during the rebuilding process following the Second World War, Socialism (or Social-Democracy in some ...
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BRUXELLES BUREAU EUROPÉENLeParti socialiste européen (PSE), qui rassemble les partis socialistes, sociaux-démocrates et travaillistes de l'Union européenne, devait adopter, lundi 1er décembre à Madrid, son manifeste pour les élections européennes de juin 2009. Celui-ci propose "une nouvelle direction pour l'Europe" en invitant les électeurs à choisir entre "une Europe progressiste", qui répondra aux principales préoccupations des ...
PES and Common Candidate praise Maltese PM on civil union bill PES and Martin Schulz, PES Common Candidate, congratulate Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and the Maltese Labour Party on the adoption of the civil union bill. The bill will grant same-sex couples the legal protections, privileges and obligations granted to married heterosexual couples, including the right to adopt children jointly.
PES President demands release of Palestinian leader on the 12th anniversary of his abduction On the 25th of March PES President Sergei Stanishev met with Fadwa Barghouti, wife of Marwan Barghouti, renowned Fatah member and Palestinian reconciliation figure. Marwan Barghouti has spent a total of 17 years in prison, of which the last 11 years consecutively. The meeting took place in Amman at the Conference ‘A common vision for a progressive Arab world’ co-organized by the PES on the 24th and 25th of March.
Banking Union: PES family makes sure that taxpayers will no longer have to pay for rescuing banks. After a series of negotiations Europe is now equipped with a set of concrete rules and procedures that should be followed when a bank is in trouble. The creation of a Single Resolution Mechanism with a Single Resolution Fund is of historical significance, it reinforces the foundations of the European Union. This breakthrough agreement adds more safeguards on citizens’ money and promotes the sustainability of public finances. From now on it will be the responsibility of the banking sector to pay the bill and not of the taxpayers.