National Issues

Joint Appeal for the 2019 elections to the European Parliament «For a Europe of the workers and the peoples»

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Joint Appeal for the 2019 elections to the European Parliament «For a Europe of the workers and the peoples»

The Portuguese Communist Party and other communist, progressive and left parties launch a Joint Appeal for the elections to the European Parliament under the motto «For a Europe of workers and peoples».

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20 years after, freeing the Country from the submission to the Euro, affirming national sovereignty

Statement by Ângelo Alves, Member of the Political Commission of the Central Committee, Lisbon, Press Conference

20 years after, freeing the Country from the submission to the Euro, affirming national sovereignty

The Euro has completed 20 years of existence. The official proclamations of the European Union repeat mechanically, dogmatically and baselessly, the idea of 'success'. A serious and responsible review of the Euro contradicts this propaganda and agrees with all those who, like PCP, from the beginning, denounced its nature and objectives, and alerted towards the consequences of joining the Euro.

At the request of several media about the action that took place today [December 21], the PCP makes public:

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At the request of several media about the action that took place today [December 21], the PCP makes public:

The PCP considers that, regardless of the promoters, the concealment of the reactionary aims, the demagogically invoked issues, there is a huge contrast between an artificial media promotion in a seldom seen extent and the scarce participation that took place (only a few hundred people in the whole country). This reflects a clear distancing and rejection by the workers and the Portuguese people of this action and its obscure intentions.

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Portugal and the European Union - Breaking dependencies, defending sovereignty, building another Europe

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary, Lisboa, Round Table «Portugal and the European Union - Breaking dependencies, defending sovereignty, building another Europe»

Portugal and the European Union - Breaking dependencies, defending sovereignty, building another Europe

I would like to thank all the guests who accepted our invitation to share with us valuable contributions to PCP’s reflection and proposal.
This reflection and the mobilisation of wills to open new avenues for Portugal and for Europe is all the more important when the general framework is that of a growing and almost absolute unsustainability of the situation brought about by the capitalist integration process of the European Union and the policies and ideological matrix that characterises it.

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On the European Council of December 13th and 14th

Statement by João Ferreira, Member of the European Parliament and of the Central Committee of PCP, Lisboa, Press Conference

On the European Council of December 13th and 14th

While confirming deadlocks and contradictions that mark the present situation of profound and protracted crisis of the European Union, the discussions, decisions and directions indicated by the European Council continue the deepening neoliberalism, militarism and federalism of the EU and contradict the interests of workers, people and the Country, and the other peoples of Europe.

Communiqué of the Central Committee of the PCP of December 10th 2018

Statement by PCP Central Committee

Communiqué of the Central Committee of the PCP of December 10th 2018

The Central Committee of the PCP, having met on December 10th 2018, debated aspects of the international situation, assessed the evolution of the national situation, the development of the struggle of workers and people, defined lines of political initiative, lines of work for the coming political battles, adopted a resolution on the 45th. anniversary of the April Revolution, assessed the progress of measures to strengthen the organisation and intervention of the Party.

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Concerning the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the UK from the EU

Statement by João Ferreira, Member of the European Parliament and member of the Central Committee of PCP, Lisboa

Concerning the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the UK from the EU

1. The approval by the European Council of the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) and the Political Declaration about the future EU-UK relations do not mean the end of this process, as the British Parliament and the European Parliament have yet to pronounce themselves.

2. While the conclusion of this process is still uncertain, PCP reaffirms four central premises of its analysis and position:

Portugal needs an alternative policy capable of building a Portugal with a future

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary, Setúbal, Conference «For a Portugal with a future! A patriotic and left-wing alternative»

Portugal needs an alternative policy capable of building a Portugal with a future

Comrades

The proceedings of our Conference "Patriotic and left-wing alternative, for a Portugal with a future" are coming to a close. Here, the situation of the country and the great national problems in the most various fields have been analysed and solutions have been presented and put forward to respond to them.

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Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary, Lisboa, Seminar "Rights, Sovereignty, Cooperation, Peace: A Europe of Workers and Peoples"

"Another Europe of workers and peoples must be born and make a break with the current process of capitalist integration"

At the closing of this seminar, jointly organised by PCP’s Delegation in the European Parliament and by the GUE/NGL, I would like to begin by greeting all participants and in particular the speakers at this seminar, valorising and thanking their important contributions. Thanks that, on behalf of the PCP, we would like to extend especially to our foreign guests, representatives of communist, progressive and left parties from Germany, Belgium, Cyprus, Spain and France.