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Communiqué of the Central Committee of PCP November 23 and 24, 2019

Statement by PCP Central Committee

Communiqué of the Central Committee of PCP November 23 and 24, 2019

The Central Committee of the PCP, meeting on November 23 and 24, 2019, analysed the international situation, the national situation and its evolution, the development of the workers’ and peoples' struggle. It assessed the Party's political action and initiative, took measures with a view to strengthening them, and decided to convene the 21st PCP Congress on November 27, 28 and 29, 2020.

On the meeting between PCP and PS

Statement by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary, Lisbon

On the meeting between PCP and PS

The election results were translated in a parliamentary framework with a correlation of forces similar to the previous four-year period, despite changes in electoral expression between the political forces represented in Parliament.

The present institutional correlation of forces does correspond, however, to a distinct political context from that of 2015.

Communiqué of the Central Committee October 8, 2019

Statement by PCP Central Committee

Communiqué of the Central Committee October 8, 2019

The Central Committee of the PCP having met on October 8, 2019, analysed the results of the elections for the Assembly of the Republic and the elections for the Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, and the resulting political framework. Appreciated aspects of the international situation, and set down lines of action, political initiative and Party strengthening to respond to the demands that arise.

I - Political framework resulting from the elections

On the general elections of October 6, 2019

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary of the PCP

On the general elections of October 6, 2019

1. The results know so far reflect a balance of forces that is similar to that of 2015, although with changes in the relative positions and electoral strength of the political forces with representation in the Assembly of the Republic [Parliament].

But this does not elude the fact that the current arrangement of forces on an institutional level corresponds to a political context that is different from that of 2015.

Majority of the European Parliament promotes anti-communism and the rewriting of history

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

Majority of the European Parliament promotes anti-communism and the rewriting of history

The majority of the European Parliament approved today, with favourable votes by the [Portuguese Parties] PS, PSD, CDS and PAN, a serious and abject resolution, which constitutes a deplorable part of the European Union’s strategy of historic revisionism.

«A vote for CDU counts towards the PS not having free reign to practice old policies»

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary, Seixal, Rally of the 43rd «Avante!» Festival

«A vote for CDU counts towards the PS not having free reign to practice old policies»

It is with immense joy that we salute all the constructors of the «Avante!» Festival, the participants and guests, our friends from the Ecologist Party «The Greens» and the Democratic Intervention, and all the independents that, with us, integrate CDU.

A special salute to the youth and JCP who, both constructing and participating, are proof of the Festival’s future. A Festival that encapsulates the dream we pursue: the project for Portugal for which we fight will, one day, have the beauty of our «Avante!» Festival.

European Union confirms the neoliberal, militarist and federalist course

Release by from the PCP Press Office

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