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PES Council, Warsaw, 2-3 December 2010

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The PES Council is a major gathering of European socialist, social-democrat and labour parties. It brings together 500 participants from the PES member parties and numerous guests and PES activists. The Council takes place each year without a Congress and it helps shaping PES policies.

In 2010, the PES Council took place in Warsaw, on 2-3 December. The Council adopted two resolutions. The first resolution focused on how to build a fairer Europe for the people and the second on defining a democratic and transparent process to designate the PES candidate for the European Commission Presidency

Putting in practice its approach towards limiting climate change, the PES decided to offset its staff's CO2 emissions.

Following the success of the PES Councils in 2007 and 2008 and PES Congresses in 2006 and 2009, where PES activists were a lively presence that marked a new way of integrating grassroots into European politics, activists are invited to take part to this important socialist gathering.

Documents - PES Council 2010

Documents adopted by the Council

Videos - PES Council 2010

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