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EL calls for deescallation between NATO and Russia

Published on: 20.09.2018
The Working Group on Peace of the Party of the European Left is deeply concerned about the situation in the Baltics after a Spanish Eurofighter/Typhoon “accidentally” fired an AMRAAM missile, that might have reached Russian territory. The Eurofighter was part of the NATO air policing over the Baltics.
We are shocked that a Eurofighter ‘accidentally’ fired an air-to-air missile that carried deadly explosives on the highly sensitive NATO border.
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Gregor Gysi calls for a referendum on the European Minimum Wage

Published on: 20.09.2018

It is time for the EU institutions to tackle the really pressing issues and make a social, environmental and democratic change. Only then can it succeed that the extreme right will not win the European elections in the coming year and perhaps take over the commission. One suggestion would be to combine the European elections with a referendum on a European minimum wage. Independently fit composition of the European Parliament, it would be bound by the vote of the European citizens.

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Speech on the State of the EU Jean Claude Juncker

Published on: 12.09.2018

The President of the European Left, Gregor Gysi declares: We are at a crucial point in Germany and Europe. Half a year before the European elections and 80 years after the Crystal night, nationalist and racist parties have far-reaching electoral successes. They are already in governments in many European countries, including Austria, Finland, Italy and Hungary, and have gained considerable strength in other countries as well.

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For a Europe of solidarity, openness and social welfare

Published on: 12.07.2018

Joint statement of the: President of the European Left Party (EL), Gregor Gysi, Chairman of the Communist Party of Austria (KPÖ), Mirko Messner, Chairman of the Slovenian Levica (The Left), Luka Mesec

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Stop the wars and not the refugees!

Published on: 02.07.2018

Stop the wars and not the refugees! Declaration of the International Meeting Against Foreign Military Bases, June 29th, 2018, Kaiserslautern Germany. Participants from Germany, Netherlands, France, UK, South Korea, Spain, Italy, USA, Ireland, Greece, Austria, Switzerland agree to the following.

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On the HDP Congress 2018

Published on: 13.02.2018

The Congress of the Democratic Party of the People (HDP) took place on Sunday the 11th of February 2018 in Ankara (Turkey). The Party of the European Left (EL) was represented by its Vice-President Pierre Laurent. The HDP organized its Congress in a Sports Park. Despite a security perimeter of 500 meters all around the park, closed streets as well as strip searching and identity checks by the police and the military, 32 000 people came to hear the message of HDP. It was then a «display of power on the part of HDP, at the heart of a police state», according to Pierre Laurent.

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Statement on Peru

Published on: 05.02.2018 Read more...