Socialist EU Leaders Meet Ahead of Key Budget Council

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Bulgaria: Socialist EU Leaders Meet Ahead of Key Budget Council PES leaders meeting in Brussels ahead of the key European Council. Photo by the Bulgarian Socialist Party.

EU member states leaders from socialist parties met Thursday in Brussels ahead of the European Council crucial for bargaining the Union's 2014-20 budget framework.

The meeting was presided by Party of European Socialists and Bulgarian Socialist Party chair Sergey Stanishev.

Leftist EU leaders consolidated themselves around a position stressing the need for social spending, cohesion policies and innovations as means to restore justice and recover from the crisis.

"In contrast with rightist politicians, who did not even meet ahead of the key debate, the leaders from the left demonstrated their will to overcome differences in the name of a common vision for Europe," according to Stanishev.

"The EU's budget ought not to be reduced to a mere accounting operation, and must rather be an investment instrument for growth and creation of jobs," added he.

Reaching a deal on the 2014-20 EU budget framework is in peril as some member states like the UK have said they would veto if the EU 1.033 T amount stipulated by the European Commission is not reduced.

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Jerry - 23 Nov 2012 // 01:27:42

Sergy,

When Europe removes the pensions and wages of the workers of Europe, where will your Socialism place its flag?

I bet outside an old Outhouse!

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Jerry - 22 Nov 2012 // 18:36:19

Sergy,

Time stands still, it remains the same, today, yesterday and hence, only the forms change.

We need a New Marshall Plan that leads to a European Social Development Process through sustainability using old infrastructure to rebuild with enlightenment toward human DIGNITY and Quality of Life.

The Principles of the REPUBLIC and CONSTITUITIONALITY.