Alexis Tsipras has led his country through a difficult period, for which I personally want to express my gratitude and respect to him as President of the Party of the European Left.
For us he will always be a pioneer of Cypriot politics and an icon of the European left. Our deepest sympathy lies with his companions, friends and especially with his family.
In particular, I would like to thank our two lead candidates Violeta Tomic and Nico Cue for their determined fight. For the period ahead, we need our own analysis of the election results in Europe and a political debate in the committees of the member parties and in our party. We should also think about a new networking strategy.
Apart from the well-known disagreements, there was also agreement on the fight against poverty in the world.
In the European election campaign, we must try as opposed to right-wing populist and right-wing parties to reach as many votes for the left. Nationalism and racism should not dominate Europe.
The country is divided, the government is divided and the population is divided.
The President of the Party of the European Left, Gregor Gysi declares:
Theresa May has to stand for elections or resign. It is time for Britain to take a new path.
Following on from his Sorbonne Speech of 2017, French President Emmanuel Macron once again tries to portray himself as a visionary for Europe and calls for a new beginning and reforms for Europe in a declaration. He speaks clearly and rightly against the nationalists, but his demands lead to more foreclosure, militarization and surveillance. His political demands are everything else than progressive. As a visionary, he sees in the establishment of a particular protected external border a “freedom in security”.
After Bernie Sanders launched his campaign for Presidential candidacy last Saturday, we as Party of the European Left would like to point out, that we had invited leaders from the US left to Brussels for a Public Event on 3rd April 6pm in Brussels: DISPATCHES FROM THE US LEFT
A conversation with leaders from the US left about upcoming elections, Bernie Sanders, and the need for a new progressive internationalism
There are no steps to overcome social inequality or social-ecological reconstruction in the countries. Ultimately, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron deepen with this treaty a Europe of banks and corporations, a Europe of rearmament and social distortions. We do not need a monopoly position of two countries in the European Union, but a solidary and, above all, peaceful Europe. As Party of the European Left, we support German-French cooperation projects, but we reject this contract.