The Party of the European Left condemns the attack perpetrated last night in the airport of Istanbul, already claimed by the Islamic Army, that caused 36 deaths and more than 140 people injured. We send our condolences and solidarity to families, friends and all affected by this attack, and by extension to all Turkish people who suffered strong terrorist attacks in the past years. The biggest one occurred in October 2015 against pacifist and progressive forces claiming for peace in Ankara. More than 200 people were killed.
The Party of the European Left salutes de commitment expressed by the National Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on the past 23rd of June, to proscribe “the use of weapons in the exercise of politics and work together to achieve a national consensus in which all political, economic and social sectors engage in an exercise of politics in which the values of democracy, the interchange of ideas and civilized debate prevail”.
This Wednesday, the 7th January, France, its republican values coming from "Les Lumières" (Enlightment), has been struck wholeheartedly through the barbarian attack against the newspaper Charlie Hebdo by a military trained commando justifying ifs criminal gesture as a "vengeance for the prophet". Twelve persons have been savagely assassined, amongst them talented figures of the French satire, dissonant and impertinent voices.
The defeat of the Greek government coalition in today's final vote for the election of the President of the Republic leads the country to snap elections in 25 January. This is a defeat of the extreme austerity policies imposed on the Greek people by the troika, in accordance with the authoritarian governance of Samaras's government.
Monday, Samaras' government announced early presidential elections in Greece before the end of December. Wednesday, Annika Breidthardt, Spokesperson of the European Commission, said publicly the support of the institution to the candidate of the ruling coalition, Stavros Dimas. Monday and Tuesday, Pierre Moscovici will travel to Athens, demanding Greece to continue the "reforms"; so, in favor of the candidate of New Democracy and PASOK.