The Party of the European Left (EL) expresses to the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST – Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra) all its solidarity and support after the aggression committed against its Florestan Fernandes National School. The EL condemns the unjustified violence carried out in this attack in which firearms were used and some militants were arbitrarily detained.
The network of women of the Party of the European Left, EL-FEM, gathered this weekend in Athens, and interrupted their work to join the demonstration, held in the Greek capital, with the aim of denouncing the detention of 11 MPs of HDP - Democratic Party of the People, which represents the vote of left-wing and pro-Kurd of Turkey.
The two co-leaders of HDP – Peoples’ Democratic Party, Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ were both detained this past night, at their homes, alongside with 11 Turkish MPs who were also taken into custody.
The 22nd of October the second interregional forum channel Elbe Danube took place in Břeclav (CZ). The 4 member parties of the European Left SDS (CZ), Munkaspart 2006 (HU) and KPÖ as well as KSČM (CZ). 27 Persons from 4 Parties and invited guests from the KKS (Communist Club of Slovakia) participated. Activists, leading functionaries as well as delegates to nationwide parliaments and municipalities attended. The meeting was very free and open.
Announcement of the V Congress of the Party of the European Left
The Party of the European Left (EL) will hold its 5th Congress next December in Berlin, Germany, gathering delegations from all its parties to decide on the political focus for the next three-year term.
On 8 October 2016 with the assistance of an Austrian media magnate the Hungarian government by putsch-like action shut the publication of Népszabadság, one of the most-widely circulated daily opposition newspaper.
António Guterres was chosen by the United Nations Security Council to succeed to Ban-Ki-Moon as UN chief, starting of January 1st 2017. The decision of the UN Security Council was taken this Thursday, 6th of October, by acclamation, one day after the sixth pool in a row won by the former Prime-Minister of Portugal, this time without a single negative vote.
The treaty with Canada has become the priority of the foreign policy of the European Union. To accelerate its entry into force and to remove obstacles regarding its approval, the European Commission has proposed a series of measures to satisfy the demands of European Social Democracy.