Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats

EP Head Gianni Pittella expresses disappointment over ANEL participation in Greek government to Greek PM Alexis Tsipras

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras met with the head of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella on the sidelines of the EU emergency Summit on the migration crisis which starts in Brussels on Wednesday evening.

Bulgaria's Stanishev to Face 71-Year-Old Candidate for 2nd PES Term

MEP Sergey Stanishev, who heads the Party of European Socialists (PES), is now officially running for a second term, a recent post on Facebook has suggested.

Stanishev has used his profile to remind that he will take part in the election that is to be held in Budapest on June 12-13, at a congress of his party.

Serbia should show commitment to EU path

BELGRADE - Good relations between Serbia and Russia do not pose an obstacle to the relations with the EU, but Serbia still needs to evaluate which measures it would take and at which point it would do so, and the country should also show its full commitment to its EU path, member of the European Parliament (EP) Knut Fleckenstein said.

Giovanni Pittella: Romania and Bulgaria are rightful partners of EU; they should enter Schengen

Leader of the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group in the European Parliament, Giovanni Pittella, on Saturday said at the National Council of the PSD [Social Democratic Party] works, held at the Parliament Palace in Bucharest, that Romania and Bulgaria are 'rightful partners of the EU', which is why they should enter the Schengen zone.


PES Leader Stanishev Wants his MEP’s Immunity Lifted ASAP

Sergey Stanishev, leader of the Party of European Socialists (PES), has said he will insist that he be stripped of his immunity from prosecution on the basis of his status as an MEP as soon as possible.

Stanishev stated his opinion on Facebook in response to an earlier announcement by Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov that he would demand his MEP's immunity.