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European Union confirms the neoliberal, militarist and federalist course

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European Union confirms the neoliberal, militarist and federalist course

The process that led to the outcome of the European Council meeting on the appointment of leadership positions of the European Union institutions expressed contradictions inseparable from the crisis of this process of capitalist integration.

However, the compromise reached does not break the so-called "Brussels consensus" between the PES and the EPP - which suffered significant setbacks in the European Parliament elections. On the contrary, it translates a reconfiguration of this "consensus", now including with other protagonism the so-called "liberals".

Regarding the process of constituting the Confederal Group of the United European Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) for the current European Parliament

Release by the Press Office of Deputies of PCP to European Parliament, Brussels

Regarding the process of constituting the Confederal Group of the United European Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) for the current European Parliament

As has always been the case at the beginning of each term, a still ongoing debate is currently being held within the Confederal Group of the United European Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) regarding its constitution and internal organization.

In defense of the people and the Country! For a Europe of workers and peoples!

Release by the Press Office of Deputies of PCP to European Parliament, Brussels

In defense of the people and the Country! For a Europe of workers and peoples!

The PCP Members of the European Parliament will exert their mandates honoring their commitments assumed before the Portuguese people, with a firm and permanent intervention in the intransigent defense of the rights and interests of workers, the people and the Country: to ensure progress and fight setbacks; to break with the path of inequality, dependence and national abdication that has been imposed upon the Portuguese people and Portugal; to fight the submission to the Euro and the impositions and conditions of the European Union and recover the necessary instruments towards the resolution of

Communiqué of the Central Committee of the PCP of May 28, 2019

Statement by PCP Central Committee

Communiqué of the Central Committee of the PCP of May 28, 2019

The Central Committee of the PCP, having met on May 28, 2019, evaluated the work carried and the results of the European Parliament elections held on May 26, analysed the national situation and the development of the struggle, and pointed out lines of work for the immediate future, particularly for the October 6 Legislative Elections and the struggle for the alternative.

I - No going backwards. It is necessary to move forward

The provisional results of the elections for the European Parliament [in Portugal] confirm the election of two MEPs from the CDU

The provisional results of the elections for the European Parliament [in Portugal] confirm the election of two MEPs from the CDU

CDU maintains an important representation in the European Parliament, electing two MEPs who are a solid, coherent and trustworthy guarantee for the defense of the interests of the workers and the country. These MEPs will be engaged in all the struggles for social justice, progress, sovereignty, cooperation and peace.

On the results for the elections to the European Parliament

Statement by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary, Lisboa

On the results for the elections to the European Parliament

1. The CDU’s result is not only particularly negative for the defense of the interests of the people and the country in the European parliament, as it does not correspond either to the environment of support that was expressed during the campaign, nor to the systematic recognition of the CDU’s work in the European Parliament and the decisive contribution that was made by the PCP [Portuguese Communist Party] and the PEV [Ecologist Party - the Greens] towards the advances in living standards that were achieved during the past three and a half years.

On the about-face of the PSD and the CDS in the consecration of the time of service

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On the about-face of the PSD and the CDS in the consecration of the time of service

The statements by Rui Rio and Assunção Cristas confirm that the PSD and the CDS were driven not by the aim to respond to the right of counting the time of service of the workers of the special careers of the Public Administration but by mere criteria of calculism.

On the blackmail and threat of resignation by the government

Statement by João Oliveira, Leader of PCP’s parliamentary group in the Assembly of the Republic

On the blackmail and threat of resignation by the government

As the PCP has said and reaffirmed, the path is to go forward and not move backwards.

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It's necessary the general increase in wages

Statement by Jerónimo de Sousa, Secretário-Geral, Lisboa, May Day Demonstration

It's necessary the general increase in wages

Our participation and reason for being here, naturally in solidarity with the worker’s struggle, but in particular with this important demand of CGTP-IN for a general increase in wages, namely the national minimum wage to 850€.

Communiqué of the Central Committee of the PCP of April 8, 2019

Statement by PCP Central Committee

Communiqué of the Central Committee of the PCP of April 8, 2019

The Central Committee of the PCP, having met on April 8, analysed the evolution of the national political, economic and social situation and aspects of the international situation, underlined the development of the mass struggle, stressed the importance of the electoral battles and defined the main lines of intervention, political initiative and strengthening of the Party.

I - International situation