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.
The Party of the European Left (EL) prepares for its 5th Congress, a Congress that will start a new stage in the European party, said its President Pierre Laurent, on July 1st in Paris, at the Council of Chairperson of the parties which compose the EL.
On the past 8th of July, an Alternative Summit to the NATO summit took place in Warsaw, with the Party of the European Left (EL) represented by its Vice-President Maite Mola. Under the moto 'No to War - No to Militarism - Yes to Refugees', several speakers took the floor to say no to NATO and express their solidarity with peace and anti-war movements. Maite Mola made an intervention in a public event called 'Peace politics in Europe: For a Europe of peace and social justice, for a common security' and we share here her speech.
European Commissioner for Climate Change and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, was this Tuesday at the European Parliaments’ Legal Affairs Committee to answer questions from MEPS regarding the appearance of his wife name in the Panama Papers scandal.
El Partido de la Izquierda Europea (PIE) lamenta y rechaza el cobarde ataque terrorista efectuado por el DAESH en una zona comercial del distrito de Karrada en Bagdad, alrededor de la medianoche del sábado 2 de julio de 2016, cuando la gente celebraba la noche Ramadán.
The Party of the European Left (EL) regrets and rejects the coward terrorist attack carried out by DAESH in a commercial area of the district of Karrada in Baghdad, around midnight on Saturday July 2th, when people were celebrating the night of Ramadan.
The Party of the European Left and its Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTiQ) Working Group express their solidarity with the victims of the homophobic attack which took place in Orlando (United States) on the 12th June. 49 people lost their lives at the Pulse Club due to their sexual orientation, in what was clearly a hate crime.