In Europe and in the world, there is growing resistance to wars, destruction of the welfare systems, arms build-up and market radicalism. We of the European left are part of the movements for a different policy. We are convinced that another world, another Europe is possible: democratic, social, ecological, feminist, peaceful - a Europe of solidarity.
(working translation; it depends on the spoken words!) Dear Comrades and Friends,
It is a great pleasure to welcome you at a Berlin meeting of European left parties at the beginning of the New Year. I would like to thank you for following the invitation of the PDS. I believe we are all well prepared for intensive debates during the following two days, and I know we deeply wish to develop common positions.