Category: Europe & European Union

Left Parliamentarians call for negotiations, disarmament and civil crisis management instead of increasing military expenditures

In Helsinki this week, Left Parliamentarians from the European and national Parliaments have been participating in the Inter-Parliamentary Conference for the Common and Security Policy (CFSP) and the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). The aim of the Conference is to scrutinise EU Foreign and Defence Policy.

Following the meeting, MEP Idoia Villanueva Ruiz (Podemos, Spain), MPs Mr Aristos Damianou (AKEL, Cyprus), Mr Tobias Pflüger (DIE LINKE, Germany) and Georgios Katrougalos have released the following statement:

In view of the various conflicts in particular in the European Neighbourhood, the growing confrontation between NATO and Russia, the collapse of the nuclear arms control regime and the start of a new arms race, the parliamentarians are calling for EU initiatives to revive the disarmament process. They express concerns and reject the EU’s security concept which favours military solutions over negotiations.

Thus, the Left Parliamentarians demand a proactive EU policy in the following areas:


GUE-NGL – European United Left / Nordic Green Left

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