Meet the PES common candidate for the 2024 European elections


PES common candidate for the 2024 EU elections

Nicolas Schmit

Nicolas Schmit (born 10 December 1953) is a Luxembourgish politician serving as European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights since 2019. A member of the Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party (LSAP), he is the PES lead candidate to the 2024 EU elections this June. He was previously a member of the government of Luxembourg from 2004 to 2019 and a member of the European Parliament (MEP) in 2019.

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2024 European elections

What is at stake for Europe?

We live in times of major change. Defending our societies, our democracies, and economies is getting harder and harder. In such turbulent times, I believe Europe needs a strong social democratic voice: a fair, social, and inclusive approach to all challenges.

My plan for Europe

PES Common Candidate Nicolas Schmit speaking at the conference in Berlin

Nicolas Schmit campaigns in Berlin

On Friday, Nicolas Schmit travelled to Berlin to meet young activists from the Berlin district of Neukölln, together with MEP Gaby Bischoff. On Saturday, he…

PES Common Candidate Nicolas Schmit meets supporters before the EBU Eurovision debate

EBU Eurovision debate: Europe needs progressive path forward

Two different futures for Europe – that was what was on display at the EBU Eurovision debate in Brussels, Belgium. Whilst some parties are openly…

Pictured from left: SAP leader Magdalena Andersson, PES Common Candidate Nicolas Schimit, MEP Hélene Fritzon

Nicolas Schmit warns of threats to democracy in Sweden

PES Common Candidate Nicolas Schmit campaigns in Stockholm, Sweden. Alongside PES President Stefan Löfven, he met with President of LO Johan Lindholm. Afterwards, at a…

Nicolas Schmit meets with platform workers in Greece, 20 May 2024

In Thessaloniki – more rights for platform workers

On 20 May in Thessaloniki, Greece, Nicolas Schmit had a long and fruitful meeting with representatives of platform workers in Greece. At the meeting, people…

Together for our Europe in Southwestern France

Together for our Europe in Southwestern France

On 17 May Nicolas Schmit travelled to Gironde and Landes region in Southwestern France to campaign with PS-PP lead candidate Raphael Glücksmann. Both candidates visited…

In Romania for a social, democratic and more sustainable Europe

In Romania for a social, democratic and more sustainable Europe

On 16 May, Nicolas Schmit travelled to Romania to visit the Dacia car factory. After the visit, he participated in a discussion with young people…

Meet and Greet with Nicolas Schmit

Meet & Greet with Nicolas Schmit

On 14 May, Nicolas Schmit participated to a Meet & Greet in Brussels with members from PES parties. Following a short debate with Duygu Celik,…

PES campaign event in Milano

In Milano with PD for our Europe

On Sunday 12 May, Nicolas Schmit participated in a campaign event in Milano, with PD members Pierfrancesco Majorino, Patrizia Toia and Cecilia Strada, and with…

Book Fair Turin

In Turin with PD leader Elly Schlein

On Saturday 12 May, PES Common Candidate Nicolas Schmit visited the Turin Book Fair with PD leader Elly Schlein and participated to a campaign event…


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