Yourspace - have your say

PES office will be closed until 18th August and as a result no new blogs will be published until that date. The issues facing Europe, however, do not go on vacation. The debate must go on. Yourspace, as always, remains your space and you may comment on blog posts. With European elections next June, campaigning… » read more

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            With the freedom of movement that citizens enjoy within the European Union there are thousands of people living, working or studying in other European countries. Having many activists living as expatriates in member states other than their own, how can the PES maximize the expatriate vote in the upcoming… » read more

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[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/D2hzu8wRItw” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] The PES manifesto consultation for the 2009 elections has been a resounding success with over 300,000 visitors to the Yourspace website, 600 posts and 60 written contributions. The same can be said of the first PES activists Forum which marked the end of this process. Over 300 grassroots PES… » read more

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[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/mIYfxdVKrBw” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] The PES manifesto consultation has ended – after over 300,000 visits to Yourspace and more than 600 contributions posted! But our dialogue on ‘Yourspace’ goes on! We will continue to debate the hot issues that will shape the European elections – migration, climate change, rising food and energy prices,… » read more

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Vienna receives this weekend the first PES activists Forum. “Vienna 2008 – a strong voice for European social democracy” gathers together leading politicians from PES member parties, activists and experts to discuss the outcome of the manifesto2009 campaign. They will draw-up their ideas for a strong campaign for the next European elections. The opening session… » read more

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Fo(u)r different ideas!

Bloggers from Denmark, France, Spain and Romania are actively contributing for the PES manifesto for the European elections 2009! Here’s a selection of some of their ideas that you can consult on Yourspace: “Have you ever seen a ‘family photo’ from meetings in the Council? Well, if you haven’t allow me to enlighten you: it’s… » read more

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Meet Rikke, Victor and Aleksander during the PES activists BLOGFEST! For the next two weeks and until the 6 July, they will publish articles and comments on Youspace on some of the contributions delivered and several other themes they are keen to write about, such as the new social problems in Eastern Europe or gender… » read more

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Linda McAvan, UK Labour Party MEP, states that the international context is better than ever to tackle climate change. The occasion is for international leaders to reach an agreement, although EU is on the lead concerning this issue. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/1eijTpeU_Qg” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] A new president in the upcoming American elections should do part… » read more

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Thursday Irish voters will decide on the future of the Lisbon Treaty. Ireland is the only EU country where a referendum will take place. In all other 26 countries the Treaty was or will be approved by the national parliaments. No need to say this week Ireland will be on the spotlight. It is still… » read more

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Claudio Martini, member of the PES Group in the CoR (Committee of the Regions) and President of the Tuscany Region in Italy, raises an interesting question. According to him, we should look differently to the role of local authorities when it comes to solve environmental problems. “The socialist political tradition is often much focused on… » read more

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