And the dreamers? Ah, the dreamers! They were and they are the true realists, we owe them the best ideas and the foundations of modern Europe(...). The first President of that Commission, Walter Hallstein, a German, said: "The abolition of the nation is the European idea!" - a phrase that dare today's President of the Commission, nor the current German Chancellor would speak out. And yet: this is the truth.
We want the European Union to take a new direction. We want a European Union that does what is needed to create new jobs and tackle the economic and climate crisis in a decisive way. That is why the PES cannot support Barroso as President of the European Commission. He represents the conservative majority that has failed Europe over the last five years. He represents the Europe that puts markets before people.
European Day of Action: Making Europe the leading force against climate change
The Party of European Socialists member parties and activists are campaigning on climate change this Saturday 16 May in at least 15 countries from Finland to Malta and from Porto to Ostend. You can find more details about this Day of Action on the PES election blog. This is the PES' third day of action following European campaigning days on Europe Day May 9th on the theme 'New Social Europe – giving people a fairer deal' and on International Women's Day on 8 March.
If you are interested in participating in the upcoming European Day of Action and/or if you would like to receive our briefings, please write to mailto:email@example.com?subject=European%20Days%20of%20Action and we will provide you with more information. We are awaiting your feedback and are looking forward to a great European-wide activity.
Campaign exchange to Madrid
PSOE is inviting comrades from other European countries to join their campaign on the weekend of May 30. On May 30 you can participate in the meeting of PES activits (Spanish and from abroad) with Juan Fernando López Aguilar the head of the Spanish. read more
"Manifesto in every corner of Europe" photo competition
Still two more weeks to participate in the fun photo competition to put the "Manifesto in every corner of Europe". At the deadline, on Monday 1st June, The photo with the most votes will win flights, accommodation and entrance to the European Election Party of the PES in Brussels on Sunday 7th June.