Yourspace - have your say

This week Zita Gurmai, President of PES Women and Member of the European Parliament, shares her ideas for the PES manifesto on Yourspace. Among other things she comments on the representation of women in politics: “The current Europe is an aging Europe: We live much longer. Long life expectancy is good news, but we have… » read more

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Åsa Westlund, Swedish social democrat and Member of the European Parliament, is this week’s blogger on Yourspace. Right now she’s writing about the environment and healthy globalization. Find all posts from Åsa Westlund here.

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For Labour Day Yourspace welcomed the European Trade Union Confederation – or ETUC in short – to have their say! Advisor Ronald Janssen shares ETUC’s visions for the PES manifesto: [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/MzuFRtLSyOE” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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Lots of ideas from Spain

This week Yourspace welcomes Esteban Romero and other PES activists from Spain. Among other things they suggest a number of ideas from Zapatero and the Spanish government which could inspire socialists in other parts of Europe. Find lots of ideas from Spain right here! Another guest on Yourspace is Josep Borrell, Spanish socialist and Chair… » read more

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The Yourspace editiorial team has asked Neil Kinnock, former leader of Labour UK, and Lionel Jospin, former Prime Minister of France, about priorities for the PES manifesto for the 2009 elections. Watch the video interviews below and find out more about their ideas: [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/o0v5J6CRRiI” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/781ZzKARLU0″ width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]… » read more

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This week Yourspace contributes to another online consultation; the European Movement’s call for 60 Ideas for Europe. Check out our posts below: Putting women’s rights on the agenda PES Women brings together women – MPs, MEPs and activists – from PES member parties to discuss and promote gender equality within and outside the Party of… » read more

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The need for wind power

Right now the European Wind Energy Association is blogging on Yourspace and sharing their ideas for the PES manifesto: “The world is facing an energy and climate crisis. Globally, the energy sector emits 26 billion tonnes of CO2 each year and electricity production alone accounts for 41% of emissions. The International Energy Agency expects CO2… » read more

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Last week Ania Skrzypek, Secretary General of Young European Socialists (or ECOSY in short), was our ‘blogger of the week’ on Yourspace. She gave her and ECOSY’s view on what should be priorities for the PES in the upcoming European elections. Decent work, ‘Generation Internship’ and political representation of women – read Ania’s posts below… » read more

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Every week Yourspace features a weekly blogger who shares his or hers ideas for the PES manifesto and the 2009 election campaign. So far we have covered Sweden, United Kingdom, Romania, France and Finland – and received a lot of original and thought-provoking posts. Eric, Jon, Victor, Yohann and Hanna – thanks for all your… » read more

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Open Source Social Democracy

The 2009 elections for the European Parliament will be important, very important: Among other things the outcome of the elections will have great influence on who will be the coming president of the European Commission. Unfortunately voting turn outs have been decreasing steadily – in 2004 the European average was less than 50 percent! The… » read more

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