Wednesday 17 June 2009

PES not to become ASDE?

After some discussions (not least here on the euroblogosphere) whether the PES group in the European Parliament would rebrand itself into ASDE, there seems to be some movement.

The acronym ASDE as well as the final name of the group do not seem to be final by now and decisions have been postponed.

Tony Robinson, the head of Communications of the Socialist Group in the European Parliament has tweeted the following (highlights by me):
  • "Centre left leaders agree to form Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament. Meet Tues 3pm" (Source)

  • "New name provisional. Working group to decide on logo and acronym after summer recess." (Source)

  • "@kosmopolit The acronym and logo will be decided on by a working group after the summer recess. The name could be fine-tuned then too." (Source)
Sounds like the Socialist do not want to be confused with the Liberals (ALDE) or a large supermarket chain (ASDA)...