The Portuguese Communist Party, - together with 12 other communist and progressive parties from European Union countries – has signed and publicly presented a Common Appeal for the 2009 European Parliament Elections.
The Appeal, presented today in Nicosia (Cyprus) in a Press Conference held at the end of a meeting of left parties from European Union countries – hosted and organized by the Progressive Party of the Working People of Cyprus (AKEL) – by all the subscribers who approved the final wording. This Appeal is the result of a process begun this February in a meeting of left parties from European Union countries, in Lisbon, convened and organized by the PCP.
In the "Common Appeal for the European Parliament Elections", in which the subscribers reaffirm their wish to continue their cooperation "in the framework and based upon the experience of the work carried out by the Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left" and the struggle for another Europe of the workers and peoples – is signed by the parties below mentioned and can now be endorsed and signed by all left and progressive parties from European Union countries, wishing to join it. Its content will shortly be made public in its Portuguese version.
PCP’s delegation to Cyprus, composed by Ângelo Alves, member of the Central Committee’s Political Commission and of the International Department and by Pedro Guerreiro, member of the Central Committee and European Parliament Deputy, besides the above mentioned meeting and Press Conference, also participated in a mass event of solidarity with the struggle of the Cypriot people for the reunification of their country and against the Turkish occupation. Pedro Guerreiro spoke in the event in his quality as European Parliament Deputy and on behalf of the foreign delegations present. PCP’s leaders also had the opportunity to contact several Cypriot political leaders, including the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Dimitris Christofias.
Parties Signing the Common Appeal:
Communist Party of Bulgaria
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
Party the Left, Germany
German Communist Party
Communist Party of Finland
French Communist Party
Party of the Italian Communists
Party of Communist Refoundation, Italy
Portuguese Communist Party
Communist Party of Spain
United Left, Spain