On 4 May there were elections in the region of Madrid and its result, the victory of a trumpist right, has been lived and interpreted internationally as a painful defeat for the left, magnified by the departure of Pablo Iglesias of active politics. It was a defeat, but much more in terms of a cultural battle than in the electoral field.
We are deeply disappointed with the outcome of the Social Summit in Porto (Portugal). After four long years since the Gothenburg meeting and more than a year marked by the effects of the pandemic, we stay at the side of those European citizens and workers who would have liked to see a more...
Last week Milan Neubert’s memory was honoured by a small gathering. The Czech communist, who died on 20 April, was a natural scientist, co-founder of the political education association Společnost pro evropský dialog (SPED) as well as the long-time chair of the Party of Democratic Socialism (Strana demokratického socjalismus, SDS).
Definir los esfuerzos neoliberales tan solo como un mercado radical es engañoso. La dinámica y diversidad de los actores neoliberales, tanto a nivel mundial como europeo, hace necesario abjurar de reducciones simplistas al mirar las redes neoliberales, particularmente en el contexto de las actuales luchas post-Covid.
Some weeks ago, Vladimir Putin met with Alexander Lukashenko in Sochi, Russia. At first glance, Putin-Lukashenko's talks were informal and even accompanied by leisure activities in the fresh air, which signaled a good mood in relations between the two countries and leaders. But appearances can be deceiving, and sometimes they are deliberate.
El neoliberalismo está muriendo, con la izquierda radical y la extrema derecha como los únicos contendientes para conseguir otro sistema, dice el profesor de sociología Walden Bello, ganador del Premio Nobel Alternativo, en la reciente conferencia climática sobre la emergencia climática y la crisis del neoliberalismo.
The crisis in Belarus is intensifying, and even if Lukashenko manages to retain his hold on power, his authority will remain precarious. In the country’s society, an understanding of the need for change and a preparedness to struggle for it will ripen still further. However exactly the situation...
On April 4 in Bulgaria’s parliamentary elections, 25% of voters supported Prime Minister Boyko Borissov's right-wing party, GERB. But new parties that campaigned on anti-corruption and Covid denial also did extremely well. The left's decline is disastrous.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's misogynist treatment of Ursula von der Leyen should not divert from wider concerns as to why the EU keeps turning a blind eye to a Turkish leader notorious for his contempt for women's and human rights, Left (formerly GUE/NGL) Co-Presidents say in recent a statement.
While the discontent of relevant sections of the Turkish population with current government policies is growing, Turkish government has escalated its campaign of repression against the left-wing opposition party HDP. At this point, the reaction of moderate Turkish civil society actors will be crucial.
Whom does the energy of tomorrow belong to? To give an answer to this crucial question was the focus of the webinar organised by The Left in the European Parliament – GUE/NGL, in collaboration with transform! europe.
The latest accusations against Frontex for human rights abuses are the culmination of a process of dehumanisation, also with push-backs, Lipa and Moria as its manifestations – as well as the little known EU Migration Pact presented by the Commission in September.
Joint statement by Manon Aubry and Martin Schirdewan, Co-Presidents of The Left group in the European Parliament – GUE/NGL and Tiny Kox, President of the European Left group in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
The Party of the European Left congratulates former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in light of the Supreme Courts ruling to overturn all the charges related to the Lava Jato Curitiba trial - paving the way to callenge Bolsonaro.
On the victorious struggle of women in Argentina to legalise abortion: What where the greatest difficulties? Which strategies led to success? Małgorzata Kulbaczewska-Figat talks to Argentinian sociologist and feminist activist Victoria Tesoriero.