The Party of the European Left expresses its joy for the signing of the "Final agreement for the termination of conflict and the construction of a stable and durable peace", signed in La Havana, Cuba the 24th of August 2016 between the FARC-EP and the Colombian government.
The Party of the European Left congratulates all forces fighting against the applications of sanctions to Portugal and Spain, which obtained this week the cancelation of the budget fines by the European Commission.
The relations between the Party of the European Left and the Foro de São Paulo consolidate and deepen. An example of that was the participation of Mónica Valente from the Executive Secretary of the Foro de São Paulo in the Summer University of the European Left.
This European Union does not satisfy anyone, neither to the transformative left, which debates on another model based on solidarity, nor to the architects of this Europe of austerity working to deepen and consolidate their neoliberal model, limiting more and more the fiscal competencies of its member states.
The opening session of the 11th Summer University of the Party of the European Left (EL) took place the past 20th of July in Tuscany, with more than 260 participants from 31 countries. During the four days, Chianciano Terme is the place where the European Left discusses and analyses the latest events, politically, economically and socially, few months before its fourth Congress taking place at the end of the year in Berlin.
The EL Working Group Middle East, with leftist parties of the two sides of the Mediterranean, has begun to work on the Third Mediterranean Conference to be held in the Spanish city of Malaga in April 2017 as decided yesterday, on July the 19th in Rome.
The European Left sharply condemns the attempt of a military coup d’etat in Turkey. This is no way to establish democracy and no way to secure human rights.
At the same time we are very clear in our condemnation of the current arbitrary reprisals against real or presumed enemies of the Erdogan government. The perpetrators of the military coup have to face the judicial consequences of their deeds but the imprisonment of thousands of people on the flimsiest of pretexts is in contravention of the rule of law and creates new divisions in an already fragmented society.
The Party of the European Left supports the reactivation of the “Platform Trial to Aznar" after the appearance of new evidence related to the Iraq war, at the same time we propose to give an international dimension to that platform due to the huge consequences produced by the war, not only in Iraq but in the whole region, the impact in the displacement of thousands of people and the justification of the emergence of terrorism from the self-proclaimed Islamic State or Daesh.
The Party of the European Left declares its solidarity with the friends and families of the more than 80 people killed in the incomprehensible attack that happened this 14th of July in Nice. On its national day, France witnesses another violent attack despite all its anti-terrorist security measures.