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«The April Revolution is the heritage of the people and the heritage of the future! »

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary

«The April Revolution is the heritage of the people and the heritage of the future! »

The April Revolution is the heritage of the people and the heritage of the future!

Today we celebrate April with the confidence that the best of its historic path is yet to come and that, sooner or later, the struggle of the workers and the people, the struggle of the democrats, will bring it to its fullest!

The Assembly of the Republic decided and well, to commemorate the April Revolution.

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150 years since the birth of Lenin

Statement by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary of the PCP

150 years since the birth of Lenin

Today, April 22, it is 150 years since the birth of V. I. Lenin, the brilliant follower of Marx and Engels, a leading figure of the workers' and communist movement and of the contemporary World History, leader of the first victorious proletarian revolution and founder of the first socialist state - the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

On the European Council Meeting and the defence of the country's interests

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

On the European Council Meeting and the defence of the country's interests

The European Council of next April 23rd, as everything seems to suggest, will adopt the conclusions of the April 9th Eurogroup meeting.

In the fight against the epidemic, not a single right less

Speech by Paulo Raimundo, member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee

In the fight against the epidemic, not a single right less

If it is true that we are living in times of great complexity and uncertainty as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, which require preventive measures, expanding the National Health Service's capacity of response and protection in order to reduce and minimise its impacts on the health and life of the Portuguese, it is no less true that alongside this virus we face another one, also one of unpredictable dimensions and consequences, the virus that attacks workers' rights and increases exploitation.

On the second renewal of the Declaration of the State of Emergency

Speech by João Oliveira, Member of the Political Committee of the Central Committee , at the Assembly of the Republic

On the second renewal of the Declaration of the State of Emergency

Reality has confirmed that the reasons that led the PCP to distance itself from the declaration of the state of emergency were just and correct.

The current situation: benefits, risks and responses

Statement by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary

The current situation: benefits, risks and responses

We are facing a time of great complexities and uncertainties. The existing scientific evidence, but also everything that is still unknown to the scientific community about the new coronavirus, makes it urgent to combat Covid-19, reducing and minimizing its impacts on the health and life of the Portuguese, and placing as first priority the adoption of preventive measures, of expanding the capacity to respond of the National Health Service and protecting those most at risk while combating the spread of the disease and the necessary clinical response.

On the conclusions of the Eurogroup meeting

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

On the conclusions of the Eurogroup meeting

In contrast to the propaganda that accompanies its conclusions, what remains from the Eurogroup meeting are the profound contradictions within the European Union, the glaring absence of solidarity and measures pertinent to the scale of the problems, and a cynical as well as undisguised yielding to the interests of major European powers and large economic and financial groups.

Ensuring Social Protection – Defend and Strengthen Social Security, today and in the future

by Adelaide Alves, Member of the Central Committee, Audição Pública «Assegurar a protecção social - Defender e fortalecer a Segurança Social hoje e no futuro»

Ensuring Social Protection – Defend and Strengthen Social Security, today and in the future

1. The epidemic outbreak of Covid-19 and the measures necessary to prevent and combat it, have brought to the fore the importance of defending public services, in particular a public, universal and just Social Security, an important pillar of our democracy.

The decisive role of the NHS in combating the epidemic outbreak and in guaranteeing the right to healthcare - Situation and measures

Speech by Jorge Pires, Member of the Political Committee of the Central Committee of the PCP

The decisive role of the NHS in combating the epidemic outbreak and in guaranteeing the right to healthcare - Situation and measures

More than a month after detecting the first case of contagion with coronavirus in Portugal, the central question that the PCP has posed from the outset remains very topical: adopting a set of appropriate procedures of prevention in which public healthcare services play a crucial role and strengthening the capacity of the National Health Service in all its fields, which are crucial for enabling a clinical response.

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The critical situation of MSMEs and the necessary response to defend incomes and the national economy

Statement by Vasco Cardoso, Member of the Political Committee of the Central Committee of the PCP , Public Hearing: Critical situation of MSMEs

The critical situation of MSMEs and the necessary response to defend incomes and the national economy

1 - It is necessary to continue to respond to the serious public health problem that the country faces, namely with preventive measures and the enlargement of the capacity of response by the National Health Service. But it is also urgent to respond to the fast deterioration of the economic and social situation, namely the set of problems that are today posed to thousands of micro, small and medium-size entrepreneurs who constitute more than 99% of the Portuguese economic fabric.