Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats

  • progressive alliance
    of socialists and democrats
    european parliament group
    s&d.svg
    nameprogressive alliance of socialists and democrats
    english abbr.s&d[1] (23 june 2009 to present)
    pes[2] (21 april 1993[3] to 22 june 2009)
    soc[2] (1958[4] to 21 april 1993)[3]
    s[5] (23 june 1953[3] to 1958)[4]
    french abbr.s&d[6] (23 june 2009 to present)
    pse[7] (21 april 1993 to 22 june 2009)
    soc[2] (1958 to 21 april 1993)
    s[5] (23 june 1953 to 1958)
    formal namegroup of the progressive alliance of socialists and democrats in the european parliament[1] (23 june 2009 to present)
    socialist group in the european parliament[7][8] (20 july 2004[3] to 23 june 2009)
    group of the party of european socialists[5][9] (21 april 1993[3] to 20 july 2004)[3]
    socialist group[4][10] (1958[4] to 21 april 1993)[3]
    group of the socialists[5] (23 june 1953[3] to 1958)[4]
    ideologysocial democracy[11][12]
    pro-europeanism
    political positioncentre-left[13]
    european partiesparty of european socialists
    associated organisationsprogressive alliance
    socialist international
    from23 june 1953[3]
    topresent
    chaired byiratxe garcía pérez
    www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu

    the progressive alliance of socialists and democrats (s&d)[1] is the political group in the european parliament of the party of european socialists (pes).[14] the progressive alliance of socialists and democrats was officially founded as a socialist group on 29 june 1953 which makes it the second oldest political group in the european parliament after the alliance of liberals and democrats for europe group (alde). it adopted its present-day name on 23 june 2009.[15] centre-left in orientation,[16] the group mostly comprises social-democratic parties and is affiliated with the progressive alliance.

    until the 1999 european parliament elections, it was the largest group in the parliament, but since then it has always been the second-largest group. during the 8th eu parliament assembly, the s&d was the only parliament group with representation from all 27 eu member states. in the current eu parliament the s&d is currently composed of 147 members from 25 member states.

    in the european council, 8 out of 27 heads of state and government belong to the s&d group and in the european commission, 8 out of 27 commissioners come from pes parties.

    european union
    flag of europe.svg
    this article is part of a series on the
    politics and government of
    the european union
    flag of europe.svg european union portal
    • other countries
    • atlas
  • history
  • presidents of the european parliament
  • organisation
  • meps
  • references
  • external links

Progressive Alliance
of Socialists and Democrats
European Parliament group
S&D.svg
NameProgressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
English abbr.S&D[1] (23 June 2009 to present)
PES[2] (21 April 1993[3] to 22 June 2009)
SOC[2] (1958[4] to 21 April 1993)[3]
S[5] (23 June 1953[3] to 1958)[4]
French abbr.S&D[6] (23 June 2009 to present)
PSE[7] (21 April 1993 to 22 June 2009)
SOC[2] (1958 to 21 April 1993)
S[5] (23 June 1953 to 1958)
Formal nameGroup of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament[1] (23 June 2009 to present)
Socialist Group in the European Parliament[7][8] (20 July 2004[3] to 23 June 2009)
Group of the Party of European Socialists[5][9] (21 April 1993[3] to 20 July 2004)[3]
Socialist Group[4][10] (1958[4] to 21 April 1993)[3]
Group of the Socialists[5] (23 June 1953[3] to 1958)[4]
IdeologySocial democracy[11][12]
Pro-Europeanism
Political positionCentre-left[13]
European partiesParty of European Socialists
Associated organisationsProgressive Alliance
Socialist International
From23 June 1953[3]
ToPresent
Chaired byIratxe García Pérez
www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu

The Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D)[1] is the political group in the European Parliament of the Party of European Socialists (PES).[14] The Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats was officially founded as a Socialist Group on 29 June 1953 which makes it the second oldest political group in the European Parliament after the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group (ALDE). It adopted its present-day name on 23 June 2009.[15] Centre-left in orientation,[16] the group mostly comprises social-democratic parties and is affiliated with the Progressive Alliance.

Until the 1999 European Parliament elections, it was the largest group in the Parliament, but since then it has always been the second-largest group. During the 8th EU Parliament Assembly, the S&D was the only Parliament group with representation from all 27 EU member states. In the current EU Parliament the S&D is currently composed of 147 members from 25 member states.

In the European Council, 8 out of 27 Heads of State and Government belong to the S&D Group and in the European Commission, 8 out of 27 Commissioners come from PES parties.

Flag of Europe.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
the European Union
Flag of Europe.svg European Union portal