On the closing day today, Sunday, the 300 delegates that attended the 4th Congress overwhelmingly approved the 'Policy Paper' and 'Programmatic Platform' that have been discussed
Pierre Laurent, the re-elected president of the EL in the ballot on which was also renewed its Exboard, while the leader of the Greek organization SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, has been appointed as its candidate for the presidency of the European Commission
The 4th Congress of the European Left Party (EL) has come to its end in Madrid today. 300 delegates coming from every corner in Europe, from countries making or not part of the European Union, have decided that the EL must become a major player of the political struggle in Europe against austerity policies and democratic regression, building a European social and political front. This front will give to social, political, cultural and intellectual forces in our continent the opportunity to create a strong left wing alternative in Europe.
I am not here to give you a conventional speech. Because we don’t live at conventional times. I am here, among you, to make a case for change. I am here, along with you, to remind the peoples of Europe. That Europe is at a critical crossroads.
Cayo Lara est intervenu comme coordinateur fédéral d´Izquierda Unida (IU) à l' inauguration du quatrième Congrès du Parti de la Gauche Européenne, en faisant un appel à l'unité de toute la gauche alternative pour faire face à la droite économique, « ennemi commun».
An Exercise of Convergence, an Addition of Experiences and Ideas.
Toni Barberá, member of the Executive Committee of the European Left Party (EL), introduced the political platform of this Party for the European Elections of 2014 as an “an exercise of convergence, an addition of experiences and ideas”.
The 4th Congress of the European Left Party (EL) has started with the opening speech of the leader of the Spain’s United Left (Izquierda Unida, IU) Cayo Lara. Along with the Communist Party of Spain (PCE) and the Catalonian organization EUiA , he is the host of this event that gathers together 33 political parties from many European countries. After Cayo Laras’s speech and the keynote address by the Vicepresident of the Purinational Republic of Bolivia, Alvaro García Linera, the introduction began of the debates that will give form to this Congress programmed to last three days.
Le président de la CES, et Secrétaire Général des Comisiones Obreras (CC.OO), est intervenu au quatrième Congrès du Parti de la gauche européenne, qui a lieu tout au long du week-end à Madrid. Il s´est félicité du fait que les organisations du PGE se soient réunies en Espagne, pour cet événement si important pour la gauche européenne.