The Party of the European Left (EL) congratulates the people of Ecuador and its President Lenín Moreno for their electoral victory. The right could not win despite the prophecies of an end of cycle.
With a participation of more than 80%, the people of Ecuador confirm at the polls the mistake of those who affirm that Latin America is destined to be governed by the toughest right and become again a land of inequalities, of impunity for the multinationals and in a large open zone for limitless investment, with populations increasingly poor and deprived of rights.
EU needs to enter human rights convention as a whole
The President of the European Left, Gregor Gysi, met in Strasbourg today with the President of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Guido Raimondi, for political talks.
Both stressed that political power, even if by a majority, needs to be controlled if human rights and democracy are to be secured. They spoke about ways to implement decisions of the Court in case member states of the Council of Europe would not conform to them.
El Partido de la Izquierda Europea (PIE) expresa sus felicitaciones a Alianza País por el resultado conseguido en las elecciones presidenciales del pasado 19 de febrero, donde casi el 40% de electores expresaron su voto a favor del candidato Lenin Moreno. Aunque por pocos votos no consiguió la presidencia en la primera vuelta, sin embargo Alianza País obtuvo la mayoría en el Congreso.
Being unemployed in Belarus means getting sanctioned on top of it. A special tax for unemployed persons titled "On the Prevention of Social Parasitism" forces all citizens out of work for more than six months to pay for the public services provided by the state such as hospitals, schools or streets. Despite an official unemployment rate of one per cent, nearly ten percent of the 4.5 million employed persons received formal notice. Only few can afford the 200 euro fine; no wonder considering an average wage of 350 euro.
EL/Transform! event with Alexis Tsipras and Gregor Gysi in Rome
‘A Europe for the People and by the People’
A broad coalition of social movements, trade unions, social and political actors and organizations is committed to build up together, from 23 to 25 March in Rome a huge European mobilization, when the EU leaders will gather to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome.