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Right to vaccination, health imperative - The strategy that is needed

Statement by João Ferreira, member of the Political Committee of the Central Committee, Lisboa, Press Conference

Right to vaccination, health imperative - The strategy that is needed

Besides other important and urgent measures, one of the most effective ways of combating the Covid-19 pandemic is to implement the vaccination process as quickly as possible in every country, all over the world.

Vaccination is essential to save lives. It is also essential to resume economic and social activity more quickly and fully, without the current heavy constraints and the resulting losses.

90th Anniversary of «Avante!», the newspaper that gives voice to the organised struggle of the workers and popular masses

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary of the PCP, Lisbon, Session «90th. Anniversary of Avante!»

90th Anniversary of «Avante!», the newspaper that gives voice to the organised struggle of the workers and popular masses

Today we mark the ninetieth anniversary of the Avante!, the central organ of the Portuguese Communist Party, which is proud to say that, in its long life, it fulfilled its role as a class-oriented newspaper, an irreplaceable weapon of the PCP to serve the workers and the people, without ever allowing itself to be subjected or intimidated by the terror of the fascist dictatorship or by the many attempts at silencing by the dominant ideology and powers.

Questions question by Sandra Pereira in European Parliament

Censorship in Ukraine

On February 2, the President of the Republic of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, issued a decree cancelling the broadcasting licenses of three Ukrainian television channels: 112, NewsOne and ZIK.

This decision is not dissociated from the numerous attacks on rights and freedoms carried out by the Ukrainian authorities, such as prohibitions, persecutions and aggressions against political, trade union and social organisations, communities and citizens, an example of which is the case against the Communist Party of Ukraine.

PCP celebrates Centennial linked to the life of the country and the aspirations of the workers and people

Release by from the PCP Press Office

PCP celebrates Centennial linked to the life of the country and the aspirations of the workers and people

On the day that marks its Centennial, the PCP promotes a wide range of initiatives throughout the country, centred on the problems of the workers, the people and the country under the motto: 100 years 100 actions - Freedom Democracy Socialism - For rights, improvement of the living conditions and social progress. Against exploitation and impoverishment.

The PCP takes to the streets the demand for a policy that responds to the problems, aspirations and demands of the workers and Portuguese people.

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Distance learning - inequality in learning. Ensuring the rights of students and parents

Statement by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary, Lisboa, Press Conference

Distance learning - inequality in learning. Ensuring the rights of students and parents

After a long period with schools closed last year, the return to face-to-face teaching at the beginning of the present school year was a decisive step towards normalizing the teaching/learning process and enhancing the recovery of delays in the previous year.

Only in this way was it possible to guarantee that no student would be conditioned in monitoring the subjects taught, contrary to what had happened with a very significant percentage in the previous school year. A school year that the educational community in general evaluated negatively.

Portugal needs adequate public health measures and socioeconomically balanced

Speech by João Oliveira, Member of the Political Comission of the Central Committee

Portugal needs adequate public health measures and socioeconomically balanced

The State of Emergency and the lockdown are an exception, not a solution.

The extension of the current situation is unsustainable, not only due to the economic and social problems that emerge from it, namely employment-wise, but also due to the health conditions of the population. The situation in which more than one million households are living in, several of which in telework while their children are in distance learning or are under their full-time care, is unsustainable.

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National production in response to the impacts of the epidemic and to boost the country's development

Statement by Vasco Cardoso, member of the Political Committee of the Central Committee, Lisboa, Press Conference

National production in response to the impacts of the epidemic and to boost the country's development

The epidemic, having posed new problems, revealed above all the shortcomings and chronic bottlenecks that have been affecting the country for a long time and which require responses. Facing an economic and social crisis like the one underway requires emergency measures, but it is also the time to correct strategic errors and break with a course that has neglected productive activities and heightened external dependence.

The Communists and the trade union movement – a decisive intervention towards the organization, unity and struggle of workers

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary, Lisbon, Meeting «The Communists and the trade union movement – a decisive intervention towards the organization, unity and struggle of workers»

The Communists and the trade union movement – a decisive intervention towards the organization, unity and struggle of workers

There is no period in the centenary life of this Party when the questions of this meeting – which highlights the valuable and indispensable intervention of communists in the trade union movement and their decisive contribution to the organization, unity and struggle of workers – were not always at the centre of its attention, concern and work.

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The Health situation - the necessary response to the epidemic

Statement by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary, Lisboa, Press conference

The Health situation - the necessary response to the epidemic

A year after the outbreak of the epidemic in Portugal, and despite the advances in science at the service of health, we continue to face a time of great complexities and uncertainties.

The health situation has worsened significantly with a negative evolution of the epidemic, which is putting the National Health Service and its professionals under enormous pressure, with consequences in the very significant increase in hospitalisations, particularly in Intensive Care Units.

Communiqué of the Central Committee of the PCP of January 26, 2021

Statement by PCP Central Committee

Communiqué of the Central Committee of the PCP of January 26, 2021

The Central Committee of the PCP analysed the results of the January 24 elections for President of the Republic and the resulting political framework. It assessed the situation of the Covid-19 epidemic in the country and the responses that are needed. It outlined the main lines of intervention of the Party, in which the response to the national situation, the strengthening of the Party and the celebrations of its Centennial stand out.