22 | 01 | 2020

GUE/NGL has decided not to support the joint resolution of the European Parliament on the European Green Deal to be voted in plenary tomorrow as the text lacks the necessary ambition to tackle the climate emergency.

Despite constructive proposals from GUE/NGL, the final text calls for further liberalisation of the energy market putting more families at risk of energy poverty, has an excessive focus on economic growth, refuses to review the Common Agricultural Policy and fails to loosen fiscal restrictions on national budgets to provide adequate funding for the Deal.

GUE/NGL co-President Manon Aubry (France Insoumise, France) explained why the Left could not support the text and has put forward an alternative resolution with proposals...

Instead of constantly arguing over decimal places, Croatia’s EU presidency must lead the way in providing the “appropriate means to fund the biggest challenges before us since the Industrial Revolution,” says GUE/NGL co-president Martin Schirdewan at today’s Strasbourg plenary.

With the digital revolution taking place at our workplaces and the climate emergency causing greater social upheaval...

The new tragedy near Paxoi island, with dozens of drowned and missing refugees and migrants is a premeditated crime. The imperialist competitions have turned the Mediterranean into a wet tomb.

Imperialist organizations and their governments are the real causes of the shipwreck, the tragedy for the uprooted who had been spared the heat of the wars that US-NATO-EU have unleashed in the region for...

Today, January 9, 2020, the Secretary General of the WFTU, George Mavrikos, following the invitation of the UD CGT 13, participated in the big demonstration in Marseille as part of today’s general strike in France. This demonstration is the largest  one since the beginning of the mobilizations on December 5.

The Secretary General of the WFTU reiterated the internationalist solidarity of the...

On January 30th we will go on a General Strike in South Basque Country, which has been called by the Social Rights Movement of the Basque Country. In this movement we have more than 100 social and union organizations (pensioners, feminists, environmentalists, youth movements, platforms against social exclusion, Social and Solidary Economy Network …).

Through this strike we will give an answer to...

PAME, a member of the WFTU-FSM, expresses its solidarity with the LAB trade union to all workers for the General Strike on January 30

The governments and business groups’ attack on salaries and pensions shows that the common goal of business groups in each country is to abolish whatever rights are left to workers and pensioners, so as the corporation  to maintain their profits.

This attack...

In a press office release on D. Trump's statement, the Press Office of the CC of the KKE mentions the following:

“Trump's statement had elements of a war communique, posing enormous risks for all the peoples of the region.
The demand for NATO's further involvement in the Middle East, along with sanctions on Iran, sharpen the already tense situation, bringing the risk of a generalized outbreak...

Statement of the Press office of the CC of KKE

The EastMed pipeline deal signed between Greece, Cyprus and Israel "only brings new dangers for the people" points out the statement of the Press office of the CC of KKE.

The KKE highlights the fact that the agreement over the gas pipeline, which was signed in Athens by Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Cyprus'

Ahead of this Friday’s emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers, GUE/NGL MEPs are calling on EU governments to work for de-escalation of the situation, to respect the Iraqi parliament’s decision to withdraw all foreign troops and to reject the use of bases in Europe in any further military engagement in the Middle East.

We condemn the dangerous escalation between the US and Iran as well as the...

OTE workers on strike in Thessaloniki. Photo: PAMEOTE workers on strike in Thessaloniki. Photo: PAMEThe workers of the Greek Telecom OTE (owned by Deutsche Telekom) continued their national strike for 14th day, demanding signing of a single Collective Contract for all workers in OTE Group, with the equation of salaries and rights upwards.

The management of the Company, after a series of failed tactics to break the strike, yesterday called the police and arrested 5 unionists from the picket...

THIS year marks the centenary of the birth of the Communist Party, when factory and transport workers, miners, dockers, tenants’ leaders and the unemployed met as foundation delegates in the Cannon Street Hotel in London.

The subsequent history of the party will be remembered, debated and celebrated in meetings, events and campaigns across Britain.

It will also be honoured abroad, where CP...

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