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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 Women’s Boat to Gaza was intercepted and illegally captured by the Israeli Navy this past Wednesday while in international waters and hours way of reaching Gaza.


The treaty with Canada[1] 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.

Despite the never seen degree of unprecedented hate campaign, the publicly funded propaganda campaign, the explicit and implicit threats, the Hungarian voters have not given authorization to the government shifted to the extreme right to act in our country and abroad on behalf of the majority regarding the issues of the refugees.


The President of the Party of the European Left (EL), Pierre Laurent, and its vice-presidents Maite Mola and Marisa Matías have already signed the campaign against the prohibition of the abortion in Poland launched byYou move Europe and which can be signed at the EL website




"Across Europe, we are watching in horror as your parliament tries to take away your fundamental human rights. We condemn this attack on your freedom to make choices. We support your efforts to stop this terrible ban on abortion and we stand with you in solidarity across borders."


Please sign this open letter and share the link with comrades and friends:



The Vice-President and head of international relations of the Party of the European Left, Maite Mola, traveled this Sunday to Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, to participate as guest in the historical signing of the peace agreement between the government of Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC-EP. From there she expressed her hope that in the referendum of the 2nd of October “the Colombian people will support massively this agreement which was just signed with a clear ‘Yes’”.


One more year, the Party of the European Left started the political course participating fully in La Fête de L´Humanité in Paris, in the biggest political-cultural event in Europe, visited by half a million people each year.  They have done so both with its informative stand, point of encounter and exchange of information and experiences, as well as in the debates that have been developed during what organizers called "Trois Jours pour refaire le monde" (Three days to remake the world).