Progressives unite behind Frans Timmermans

Letter written by the First Vice-President Frans Timmermanns on the refugee crisis and the Turkey-negotiations

After Frans Timmermans was endorsed as the PES Common Candidate by fellow Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič, the president of the S&D Group Udo Bullmann hosted an exchange with Frans Timmermans at the S&D Group meeting yesterday, with the participation of Maros Šefčovič and PES president Sergei Stanishev. The meeting was a clear sign that progressives are up and ready for the 2019 campaign.

Udo Bullmann, president of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, said:

“We are proud and happy having hosted this exchange with First Vice-President Frans Timmermans. The strength and unity we demonstrated is not only crucial for the future of our Party family, but for the future of Europe and European values. Conservatives are clearly no longer reliable partners when it comes to fighting the dark forces that are trying to undermine rule of law, democracy and solidarity in Europe. We Socialists and Democrats are the engine of progress and unity in Europe. Frans Timmermans has been at the forefront of the fight for the protection of Europe’s core values and he will continue to be as our Common Candidate. I wish to thank Maroš Šefčovič for his strong sense of cohesion and for his commitment to our common fight. We all count on his contribution in the battle that lies ahead.”

More statements and information: https://www.pes.eu/en/news-events/news/detail/Progressives-come-together-for-Common-Candidate/