About: Stanishev

Elections 29-01-2014

EPP turns up the heat on Schulz over Parliament bid-rigging allegations

The EU election campaign appeared to take a vicious turn on Wednesday (29 January) as the centre-right European Peoples’ Party (EPP) attacked European Parliament President Martin Schulz over a €60,000 contract awarded to the wife of Sergei Stanishev, the president of the Party of European Socialists (PES).
Central Europe 17-06-2013

PES leader Stanishev under pressure from protests at home

Sergei Stanishev, leader of the Party of European Socialists (PES), is under pressure to resign as leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party following a decision of the Socialist-led government to appoint a controversial media mogul as security chief.
Central Europe 13-05-2013

Party of ex-premier Borissov takes lead in Bulgaria

Bulgarians voted on Sunday (12 May) to send four parties to the 240-seat parliament, but with preliminary results showing a horse race between the two leading political blocs, analysts doubted that the party of former Prime Minister Boyko Borissov stood little chance of forming a government.
Central Europe 10-05-2013

Bulgarians vote amid atmosphere of scandal

Bulgarians head to the polls on Sunday (12 May) to elect a new Parliament nearly three months after public outrage forced the government to resign. The snap election comes amid the fallout of a wiretapping scandal that exposed abuse of power.
Central Europe 17-04-2013

Commission asked to investigate Bulgaria’s ‘Watergate’ scandal

Hannes Swoboda, president of the Socialists and Democrats group in the European Parliament, called yesterday (16 April) on the European Commission to investigate a wiretapping scandal in Bulgaria.
Elections 18-02-2013

Electricity bills set Bulgaria on fire

Tens of thousands of Bulgarians protested in more than 20 cities on Sunday (17 February) against high electricity bills and called for Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and his centre-right government to resign. [Watch photo gallery by Dnevnik, the EURACTIV partner in Bulgaria.]
Elections 12-10-2012

EPP to draw ‘profile’ of next EU Commission President

The centre-right European Peoples’ Party (EPP) will start sketching the 'profile' of the next European Commission President at its upcoming congress in Bucharest next week, its President Wilfried Martens told the press yesterday (11 October). 
Elections 30-08-2012

European Socialists’ congress may shun Romania

EXCLUSIVE: The Party of European Socialists (PES) are set to formalise a decision to move their Congress away from Bucharest, amid concerns over Prime Minister Victor Ponta's democratic credentials, EURACTIV can reveal.
Digital & Media 10-02-2012

Socialists say ‘Stop ACTA’

The leader of the Party of European Socialists, Sergei Stanishev, told EURACTIV he was "proud" that his European political family was the first to come up with a clear position on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which he says is against the interests of European citizens.
Euro & Finance 30-01-2012

Socialists slam ’empty talk’ about growth, jobs

Socialist leaders warned conservative politicians meeting in Brussels for an EU summit today (30 January) about "empty talk" when claiming they support policies to boost jobs and growth. 
Euro & Finance 13-12-2011

PES leader: ‘Golden Rule’ should not be imposed

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.
Euro & Finance 13-12-2011

Socialist leader slams fiscal response to euro crisis

What is needed to tackle the crisis is a real plan, and this is not what has been proposed by EU leaders at their 8-9 December summit, says Sergei Stanishev, leader of the Party of European Socialists (PES).
Elections 25-11-2011

New PES leader opposes a ‘Europe of different speeds’

Sergei Stanishev, leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, was elected yesterday (24 November) as leader of the Party of European Socialists. The former Bulgarian prime minister says the European centre-left opposes a Europe of different speeds, where two or three countries decide for the others.