Dear friends and dear comrades,

It is with regret that I cannot be there with you for this celebration of the youth of SYRIZA which, obviously, is a great occasion.

I turn to you today full of hope. Because it could be that in Greece the history accelerates for the better. And because I feel that what we are building at the European level is not only useful, but it bears its fruit little by little.

The Party of the European Left (EL) congratulates the feminist movement and all organization and parties of the European Left, especially the PCE and Izquierda Unida, on the victory obtained in its struggle, in the streets and in the institutions, to manage to stop the retrograde draft of abortion law by the Popular Party in Spain limiting the fundamental right o

The Scottish people voted against the independence of their country. However, the sequence they have just lived will remain on their minds for long time. In a certain way, the “yes” won, too. David Cameron should listen this message and draw conclusions about the policy he's leading.

The Party of the European Left welcomed the European Citizens´ Initiative (ECI) against the TTIP and runs its own campaign against the free trade agreement

Israel refused to allow a delegation composed by 13 MEPs from European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE\NGL) to enter Gaza.

Israeli troops, temporarily having pulled back, leave behind devastation and desolation in Gaza.

The actual military actions of Israel already involved thousands of dead Palestinians, most of them civilians. Men, women and children were hit by shells or were buried in bombed houses, where they had been seeking shelter. Even hospitals and UN-buildings are no secure place of refuge anymore.

Peace was the motto of the 9th edition of the Summer University of the Party of the European Left (EL) in Germany, the place chosen for this international meeting, on the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the World War I and the 75th of World War II. In fact, peace is also one of the six axes of the programmatic platform adopted at the IV EL Congress last December.

September 4-5 there will be a NATO summit in Wales. On the agenda is a demand for all NATO countries to raise military budgets to at least 2% of the GDP. This is the direct preparation for an increased aggressive use of NATO military all over the world and the beginning of a new arms race.

The NATO and its member states cooperate and support other states in preparing and perpetrating wars of aggression.

The Israeli regime aimes at ending the Palestinian national unity government

On Tuesday, the communist group in the Ukrainian Parliament was dissolved by government's decision. The next day, began a totally arbitrary and unjustified lawsuit to ban the Ukrainian communist party.

The Party of the European Left condemns in the strongest terms these acts of repression against a responsible and respectable political party. In fact, its only fault is to be the main left-wing opposition to a government of oligarchs and extreme right, not even democratically elected.