The European Council, meeting in Brussels on 19 and 20 October 2017, once again missed the opportunity to give Europeans common economic, social and ecologically sustainable prospects. While working together on military and armament issues, the social, ecological and economic questions remain with vague political declarations of intent. The current situation in Catalonia, where the EU have to play a role in political mediation to set off a dialogue, is completely ignored.
Gregor Gysi, President of the European Left, about the outcome of the Austrian National Council elections: The results of the Austrian National Council elections are a clear rightward shift and are driving this development further throughout Europe. The pivotal question in the election campaign, unfortunately, was not how to effectively combat the causes of migration, but how they effectively seal off Austria and the EU. But problems cannot be solved by the closure of the Balkan route or by borders and fences.
The European Left condemns the horrific attack in Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu, which claimed at least 231 lives and 275 others injured on Saturday. It’s one of the most lethal attacks the world has seen for years. We are thinking at the victims of the attack with profound sadness. We send our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims. Although no group claimed responsibility for the bombing, Somali government officials believe it was carried out by al-Qaida affiliated al-Shabab terrorists.
The Party of the European Left (EL) denounces and demands justice for the murder of 15 peasants and several wounded by colombian police in the southwestern municipality of Tumaco. In the EL we know that what happened is not an isolated event, since the violence and extermination of peasants and their leaders already seems to be part of an agenda that includes the commitment to comply with the agreement in point 4 of the Peace Accords of Havana.
El Partido de la Izquierda Europea (PIE) denuncia y reclama justicia ante el asesinato de 9 campesinos y dieciocho heridos perpetrado por las fuerzas militares y policíacas colombianas en el municipio de Tumaco, al suroeste del país.