At the meeting of the Executive Board of the Party of the European Left Party on 26-27 January 2019 in Brussels, the top candidates for the European elections were voted. In addition, the election platform was confirmed with the following title:
For a progressive exit from the crisis. Vote left in the European Elections.
Gregor Gysi, President of the European Left declares:
With the candidacy of Violeta Tomic from our Slovenian member party Levica, we have a representative of an Eastern European party from a country that has come through a difficult period of transformation. Violeta is Vice-Coordinator of Levica, a member of the Slovenian Parliament and General Repporteur for LGBT at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Especially in Eastern Europe, we experience a confrontation course consisting of foreclosure policy, the restriction of freedom and civil rights.
In addition, I am delighted that we have been able to win with the former Secretary General of the Metalworkers’ Union of Belgium (MWB-FTGB) Nico Cue, a fighting voice for the workers and their unions. He is one of the most important trade unionists in Belgium and Europe.
With these two candidates, we want to make a clear offer to the people of Europe, because we are on the side of those who do not accept the growing contradiction between wealth and poverty. The social question is the key issue of our time. The credibility of policies depends, in large part, on their ability to redistribute wealth to the benefit of the poorer classes. We have to prevent a militaristic EU. Another important issue is environmental sustainability in social responsibility. Especially the new youth movement against climate change and for a deliberate confrontation with the consequences of wrong political decisions for the next generation is for us a central point. For a Europe of the people, not of capital!