The President of the Party of the European Left declares:
The European elections were not a success for the left in Europe.
Independent of this, the austerity policies of the European Union and the dogma of neoliberalism have made a significant contribution to the strengthening of nationalist and racist parties. We went into the election campaign with a clear course: we want a social, peaceful, an ecological Europe. For that, we have to change the EU from the bottom. This unity is a progress that will pay off in the long run.
Nevertheless, we have not succeeded in attracting enough people with our political offerings. It turns out that the left can not successfully penetrate its current political-cultural struggle with its political positions.
Regardless, I would like to thank all campaigners in the individual countries who have campaigned for a strong left.
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.