National Issues

«vital to make a strong bet on primary health care, the gateway to the NHS»

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, Secretário-Geral, Al­gueirão - Mem Mar­tins, Sintra, Public Hearing in defence of the NHS

«vital to make a strong bet on primary health care, the gateway to the NHS»

Our public hearing is part of a more global initiative, carried out by the PCP during the last two weeks of clarification and mobilisation of workers and populations, for the defence and reinforcement of the National Health Service.

Here, in the municipality of Sintra, the populations are well aware of what it means not to increase the real potential of the NHS.

Fight against precariousness, 35 hours of weekly work, 25 days of vacation and stop dismissals!

Speech by , Assembly of the Republic

Fight against precariousness, 35 hours of weekly work, 25 days of vacation and stop dismissals!

The PCP called this debate to enshrine and restore rights that are owed to the workers.

Fight precariousness, set 35 hours of weekly work as the maximum limit for all workers, in the public and private sectors, enshrine the right to 25 days of annual vacation, stop dismissals by revoking the rules that allowed its facilitation. These are the proposals that are being debated today and that constitute some of the solutions advocated by the PCP for the enshrinement of rights due to the workers.

On the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Statement by João Ferreira, Member of the European Parliament and Member of the Political Committee of the Central Committeemité Central, Lisboa

On the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union

The Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union confirmed, in essence, the alignment of the Portuguese government with the guidelines and policies of the European Union, namely in their most negative features, which are determined by the interests of the main powers and major economic and financial groups.

Communiqué of the Central Committee of the PCP of June 28, 2021

Statement by PCP Central Committee

Communiqué of the Central Committee of the PCP of June 28, 2021

The Central Committee of the PCP, meeting on June 28, 2021, analysed aspects of the national and international situation, the development of the mass struggle, the preparation of Local Elections and the strengthening of the Party's organisation and initiative.

«This is a time that requires us not to waive continuing the necessary fight for the valorisation of work and workers»

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary, Lisboa, PCP Parliamentary Conference

«This is a time that requires us not to waive continuing the necessary fight for the valorisation of work and workers»

Comrades,

We are holding our Parliamentary Conference with a programme covering the entire Lisbon Metropolitan Area, paying particular attention to its problems and of the people who live and work here, but also with an eye on the situation in the country, on the living conditions of the workers and of the people, and determined by the aim of giving them better solutions with our initiative and proposal.

The PCP and the emancipation of women – Centuries of struggle of the present and of the future

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, Secretário-Geral, Lisboa, Session «The PCP and the emancipation of women – Centuries of struggle of the present and of the future»

The PCP and the emancipation of women – Centuries of struggle of the present and of the future

As Marx stated, with recognised accuracy, the degree of female emancipation is the natural measure of the degree of the universal emancipation. The remarkable advances in the condition and rights of women in the 20th century, in Portugal and in the world, are closely linked to political, social and civilisational development, an integral part of their struggle and the struggle of workers and peoples for the progressive transformation of society, and are in the wake of the many achievements made by this broader struggle.

The everyday struggle in the struggle for the future

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary, Lisboa, Debate with young people «The everyday struggle in the struggle for the future»

The everyday struggle in the struggle for the future

I would like to begin by greeting you for this initiative to debate, in the context of the Centenary of our Party, the everyday struggles.

A special greeting both to those who took a little time from their studies in this final stage of the school year, and for many in the crucial stage of university access, or to those who, at the end of a long day’s work, are here with us to debate the problems, interests and aspirations of the youth.

«There is no solution to national problems without a reversal of the policy of abandoning national production»

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, Secretário-Geral, Lisboa, Seminar «The role of national production in promoting the country's development - The impacts of European Union policies»

«There is no solution to national problems without a reversal of the policy of abandoning national production»

I would like to start by thanking you for your presence as well as valuing the set of interventions made here on a central issue for the country's development, for the well-being of the Portuguese people, for the future of Portugal as a sovereign nation – the defence and development of national production.

«Joining the PCP is an essential choice for those who want to fight consequently for a fairer society and world»

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary of the PCP, Lisboa, Meeting with new members

«Joining the PCP is an essential choice for those who want to fight consequently for a fairer society and world»

I would like to welcome and thank you for your participation in this meeting with new members of the Portuguese Communist Party.

Your choice to join the Portuguese Communist Party marks the difference and the necessary path at the beginning of the third decade of the 21st. century.

Joining the PCP is an essential choice for all those affected by politics at the service of big capital and want to fight consequently for a fairer society and world.

«Catarina Eufémia is a symbol of the struggle of our people and of the combative agricultural proletariat of Alentejo for bread and freedom»

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary of the PCP, Baleizão, Beja, Tribute to Catarina Eufémia

«Catarina Eufémia is a symbol of the struggle of our people and of the combative agricultural proletariat of Alentejo for bread and freedom»

We are here to pay tribute to Catarina Eufémia, in this year of the 100 years of the foundation of the Portuguese Communist Party, the Party of Catarina. This Party that has a unique history in the framework of Portuguese parties. The story of a Party that has always been at the forefront of the struggle of the workers and of our people. That took the lead in all combats against exploitation, oppression and inequality. That never bowed to the repression. That never faltered or surrendered.