El 8 de marzo de 2017 se conmemora en un contexto histórico y político lleno de dificultades para las mujeres en Europa. En este contexto el ascenso de la extrema derecha y del populismo en el mundo occidental, como consecuencia de las políticas reaccionarias llevadas a cabo por la mayoría de gobiernos europeos, influye muy negativamente en nuestra lucha por la igualdad.
The Party of the European Left deems that it is very important that the political and social space we are building in Europe against the neo-liberal policies of the European People's Party and Social Democracy forces, is being crossed, shaken and oriented by the women's movement.
We celebrate March 8th 2017 in a historical and political context full of difficulties for women throughout Europe. In this context the growth of far right and populism in the Western world as a result of the reactionary policies of most European governments, exerts a negative influence on our struggle for equality.
On the second premature repayment of an IMF credit installment by Portugal, the President of the European Left, Gregor Gysi, declares:
"The Portuguese government which is supported by two left-wing parties after the € 2 Bn of November 2016 again prematurely repayed an installment of € 1.7 Bn to the International Monetary Fond (IMF). Thus, the country already repayed half of the received amount from the so called euro rescue programme.