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March 6, 2021 The Portuguese Communist Party celebrates its Centenary

March 6, 2021 The Portuguese Communist Party celebrates its Centenary

The PCP is carrying out a vast programme of initiatives under the motto «1921-2021 - Centenary of the Portuguese Communist Party - Freedom, Democracy, Socialism - The future has a Party».

As part of the celebrations, the PCP will hold a wide range of initiatives from March 1 to 6 all over the country , marking its heroic history of 100 years of struggle and affirming its project for the future.

About the Recovery and Resilience Plan and the options that the country needs

Statement by Vasco Cardoso, Member of the Political Committee of the Central Committee

About the Recovery and Resilience Plan and the options that the country needs

The so-called Recovery and Resilience Plan - RRP, now under public consultation, has been presented by the PS government as being the main response to the country's problems. The Prime Minister even calls it a “bazooka”. But the truth is that the RPP with the approximately 16 billion euros it makes available and the options it makes is far from answering the country's needs and, in many respects, sidesteps national priorities.

End of sanctions against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Release by do Gabinete de Imprensa dos Deputados do PCP no PE, Bruxelas

End of sanctions against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Even in a situation of pandemic, the policy of interference and aggression against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela promoted by the US continues, which seriously and in a premeditated way affects the living conditions of the Venezuelan people and, consequently, of the Portuguese-Venezuelan community, seeking to prevent the conditions that can ensure the fulfilment of their rights.

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With the PCP - Better pensions, better health, decent living conditions

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary, Lisboa, Public Session «With the PCP - Better pensions, better health, decent living conditions»

With the PCP - Better pensions, better health, decent living conditions

Greetings to all of you for your presence and for the contributions you brought to this Public Session that discussed, in these times of epidemic, the worsening problems faced by our retirees and pensioners and the importance that the struggle has in their lives for the valorisation of their pensions and retirement and for the implementation of sanitary and health protection measures, which must be guaranteed and enhanced in this difficult situation we live in.

With regard to pensions and retirement, our commitment and our initiative aimed at valorising them are well known.

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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.