3rd S&D Conference-Schedule
As Marie Rivas is now member of the European Commission, a new conference of the party must be hold, in order to nominate a new leadership for the europarty.
3nd S&D Conference Berenguer, Northern Caesarea
Palau Regional de Congressos
Opening Speech. Malak Kayrooz, Prime Minister of Northern Caesarea
Speech of Marie Rivas, acting President of the European Socialists and Democrats
Speeches of national leaders and councillors
Discussion on the Political Platform
Vote on the Amendments to the Political Platform
Presentation of candidacies
Speech of the new S&D President
All the closing times are 23:59 GMT
Message of Malak Kayrooz, Prime Minister of Northern Caesarea
The European Union maintains that one of its main objectives is to make Europe a safest place, giving priority to pacific solutions to conflicts and acknowledging fundamental rights to all european citizens. Unfortunately, a single glance to European newspapers or web pages, shows us that something is going wrong. We read huge headlines about nations who want to go nuclear, even without the approval of the ENAA or about places where democracy, liberty and basic rights like freedom of expression or the right to a fair trial are basically an Utopia. And they are not rogue nations as these countries proudly present candidates to the European Commission.
Right-wing and even far right wing options are more and more popular in our nations. As we have just seen here, in Northern Caesarea, populism and the mirage of easy and undemocratic solutions to complex problems are on the rise. The right wing is now strong and united in Europe. Progressive options are divided and fighting about names or political labels.
This situation has to change and we must be actors in that change. This Conference, hold in a city, in a region and in a nation with strong social democratic values is a chance for rearming ourselves against the conservative aggressive and to make bridges to other political forces, both in our nations and in Europe.
Because we believe in a strong welfare state, we are against the "every man for himself" neoliberal approach defended by the conservatives. Because we believe in a strong Europe, we are against the transformation of the European Union in a useless organization, where pseudo-democracies and openly admitted dictatorships have the same respectability than true democracies. There are political options, both in the European an National scenes, which share these or part of these values. We have the moral obligation to join forces with them, in order to preserve the European Union who want to transform it into a "light" and powerless version
Thank you very much
Iyorian Premier Shinji Kumino replied. "So what is on the agenda here, if I may ask? Is it to review the party platform?"