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S&D Group delegation, led by Iratxe García, in Rome to elect the PES Common Candidate and adopt manifesto for the EU elections


29 Feb 2024



On 1st and 2nd March, S&D Group president, Iratxe García Pérez, will participate in the 2024 PES Elections Congress in Rome together with Stefan Löfven, Nicolas Schmit, Elly Schlein, Olaf Scholz and Pedro Sánchez, among others.  Iratxe García will gather with EU Social Democratic leaders to elect the PES common candidate, and adopt the PES manifesto for the EU elections to be held next June.

A delegation of S&D Group MEPs will join the S&D Group leader together with progressive heads of state and government, European Commissioners, party leaders, activists, and supporters on this significant date for the progressive family. 

S&D Group leader, Iratxe García Pérez, said:

“Over the last five years, the Social Democrats have worked tirelessly to build a better Europe and to respond to our citizens’ demands. Even with a growing extreme right, we managed to develop a European progressive agenda, including the Green Deal for a sustainable and fair transition, the strengthening of social and labour rights, as well as gender equality and protecting the rule of law.

“We have shown our citizens what we are capable of. Now it is time to renew our commitment with more ambitious goals. Against populism and far-right parties, which only threaten our democracy and the future of our European project, the progressive family will continue working on a social, democratic and sustainable Union for all.

Note to the Editors:

The PES Election Congress fringe events and meetings will take place in Rome on 1st March, with the PES Election Congress taking place on 2nd March at La Nuvola.

On 1st March, S&D president Iratxe García will launch the PES - YES campaign ‘Europe belongs to youth’ at the PD Head Quarters at 14.00 with PES Common Candidate Nicolas Schmit. In the evening, from 19.30, Iratxe García will assist at the leaders meeting at Campidoglio. 

The 2024 PES Election Congress will be held on 2nd March at la Nuvola, Rome, from 9.30 until 14.00, with the speeches by PES president Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen, PES First vice-president and S&D president Iratxe García Pérez, Prime Minister of Romania Marcel Ciolacu, PES Common Candidate Nicolas Schmit, Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa, Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz, Leader of Partito Democratico Elly Schlein.