About: Sergei Stanishev Archives

  • South Stream project threatens to bring down Bulgarian government

    News | Elections 05-06-2014

    A junior coalition partner in the Bulgarian cabinet has called for early elections today (5 June), after publicly opposing the government's policy to continue construction of the Russian-backed South Stream gas pipeline project, despite European Commission warnings that it infringes EU rules.

  • ALDE-affiliated Bulgarian rogue candidate withdraws

    News | Elections 26-05-2014

    Much to the relief of the European liberal family, Delyan Peevski, a controversial candidate from the ALDE-affiliated “Movement of Rights and Freedoms” (DPS) announced during the election night that in spite of being elected, he would not take up his seat as MEP.

  • 22% of Bulgarians want to join Russia’s ‘Eurasian Union’

    News | Elections 15-05-2014

    Asked “If there is a referendum today, what would you choose: EU membership for Bulgaria or membership in Russia’s Eurasian Union?” 22% of respondents in Bulgaria said they said would vote for Vladimir Putin’s geopolitical project, according to a new poll. Conversely, 40% say they are for EU membership.

  • EPP and PES diverge on Ukraine

    News | EU Elections 2014 08-05-2014

    The electoral rhetoric of the European centre-right and centre-left reveals important differences in their approach to the Ukraine crisis, and the kinds of tactics the Union should pursue. The EURACTIV network reports.

  • Bulgaria, Commission, lost in translation over South Stream

    News | Energy 25-04-2014

    Bulgarian Energy Minister Dragomir Stoynev met with the EU's Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger Thursday (24 April) to discuss the future of the Gazprom-sponsored South Stream gas pipeline. But the two sides offered a widely diverging interpretation of the exchange.

  • Stanishev: Making the Commission president more democratic

    Interview | Future EU 09-01-2013

    The Party of European Socialists will have a transparent and democratic process when electing its European Commission presidential candidate, says the group's leader, Sergei Stanishev.

  • Stanishev: PES has common views for the EU budget

    Interview | Euro & Finance 22-11-2012

    The heads of state and government from the Party of European Socialists will go to the EU budget summit “with good intentions to reach a compromise, but not any compromise”, PES President Sergei Stanishev told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview. He insisted that the agreement needed to fulfil the objectives of growth, jobs and social cohesion.

  • Stanishev elected PES president

    News | Elections 01-10-2012

    The Congress of the Party of European Socialists elected Sergei Stanishev as their new leader. The chairman of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and former Bulgarian prime minister clinched the office with 91.3% of the votes cast in an election held Saturday (29 September). 

  • Delivering a ‘lead’ candidate for the 2014 European elections

    Opinion | Elections 17-09-2012

    In his latest State of the Union address to the European Parliament, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso asked all political parties to present a ‘lead’ candidate for the European elections. The reason that the call was such a surprise was that the Party of European Socialists has been working on this for the last three years, argues Sergei Stanishey.

  • After the French elections: An end to ‘Eurostarvation’

    Opinion | Elections 07-05-2012

    François Hollande’s victory in the French presidential elections marks the end of both the ‘Merkozy’ duo and their disastrously recessionary austerity-only policies, argues Sergei Stanishev.

  • PES leader: ‘Golden Rule’ should not be imposed

    Interview | Euro & Finance 13-12-2011

    The introduction of a deficit-limiting 'golden rule' in the EU countries' constitutions on an obligatory basis, decided at the recent EU summit, is likely to raise questions because in most countries neither the parliament nor the society has been consulted, Sergei Stanishev, leader of the Party of European Socialists (PES) told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.