The Congress of the Democratic Party of the People (HDP) took place on Sunday the 11th of February 2018 in Ankara (Turkey).
The Party of the European Left (EL) was represented by its Vice-President Pierre Laurent.
Concerning the coalition agreement in Germany and the consequences for the people in Europe, Gregor Gysi, President of the European Left, declares:
The European dimension in the coalition agreement between the German Social Democrats (SPD) and Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leads me to suppose that the seriousness of the starting point and the associated self-critical confrontation with the European policy of the past are not given. The continuation of the 'black zero' in Germany under an SPD finance minister and the transfer of the 'black zero' on the European level is a declaration of bankruptcy at investments and thus at the youth and future in Germany and Europe.
Regarding the resolution of the Parti de Gauche to submit a motion on the expulsion of SYRIZA from the EL, the President of the European Left, Gregor Gysi, declares:
To criticize SYRIZA’s governance in Greece is legitimate and opinions on that differ among the European Left as well. But the government policy of SYRIZA is to a great extent marked by the blackmailing of the troika and the German government. This includes measures as the restriction of the right to strike, of which I am very critical myself. Yet, these measures are imposed by the creditors.
- Proposal for a second European Forum in Spain (9-11 November 2018)
- Presentation of the conclusions of the Marseille European Forum to MEPs, Brussels