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Home Published on: 19.11.2018

Act against academics and civil society in Turkey

As a result of Turkey’s cooperation agreements with the European Union, the EU must take action against the Turkish government and immediately call for the cessation of such persecution.

Published on: 08.11.2018

On the Results of the US Midterm Elections

The Party of the European Left reasserts its support for and willingness to participate in Bernie Sanders’ call for a Progressive International Front. Yesterday’s election serves as the latest reminder of the need for us to come together to defeat this new authoritarian axis that threatens the world. It also reminds us of the possibility for a progressive democratic response, against exploitation and hate, and for justice and equality for all.

Home Published on: 02.11.2018

The Party of the European Left warns against a further intensification of anti-democratic developments in Tanzania

Since being elected as President of Tanzania in 2015, John Pombe Magufuli and his government impede the solving of crimes of which state officials are suspected to be perpetrators or at least involved. Currently, opposition politician Zitto Kabwe is in police custody accused of incitement of the masses.

Published on: 29.10.2018

Appeal for unity of democratic forces in Brazil

On the outcome of the presidential election in Brazil, the President of the European Left Gregor Gysi declares:

Published on: 24.10.2018

The political battleground in the digital age – a scandal in Brasil

Before the run-off election on 28/10/2018 for the presidency in Brazil between the candidate of the Workers Party (PT) Fernando Haddad and the right-wing congressman Jair Bolsonaro, there is a possible election influence by massive paid misinformation in the messaging service WhatsApp.
Gregor Gysi, President of the European Left:

Published on: 02.10.2018

Statement on maneuvers against Jorge Glas in Ecuador

The Vice-Presidency of the Party of the European Left Maite Mola denounces the repressive maneuvers against Jorge Glas, former Vice President of the Republic of Ecuador, transferred to the Detention Center of Latacunga, where violent episodes have recently taken place causing the death of prisoners, alleging supposed reasons of security and risk of flight.

Published on: 01.10.2018

European Left: Summary General Assembly

At the General Assembly of the Party of the European Left on 30 September 2018 in Brussels, decisions were made in preparation for the 2019 European elections. The election platform, which was created in a working group, has been declared as a working basis. Amendments and additions may be tabled by the member parties until 16 November 2018. The same applies to proposals on candidates for the European Left on the European elections (President of the European Commission). It was confirmed that there could also be proposals for personalities outside the European Left.

Home Published on: 30.09.2018

The European Left available for international cooperation with Bernie Sanders

We want to express our will to build fruitful cooperation with the different left forces in Northern America. That is why the Party of European Left, at the occasion of its General Assembly, responds positively to this proposal. We are available for a first exchange of views in order to share analysis and think together how this cooperation could take shape.

Published on: 20.09.2018

EL calls for deescallation between NATO and Russia

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.
Published on: 20.09.2018

Gregor Gysi calls for a referendum on the European Minimum Wage

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.