National Issues

Draft Resolution

Adopted at the Central Committee meeting of September 17 and 18, 2022 1. The evolution of the national and international situation confirms the essential aspects identified at the XXI Congress of the Party held in November 2020.

Communiqué of the Central Committee of PCP of September 17 and 18, 2022

The Central Committee of PCP, meeting on September 17 and 18, 2022, evaluated the evolution of the international situation; examined the national political situation and the necessary solutions for the country; defined priorities of intervention and to strengthen the party; approved the regulations of the preparatory phase and the draft resolution of the National Conference, to be held on November 12 and 13.

«We want a more developed and fairer country, a Portugal with a future. We will build it!»

Warm greetings to all of you, to all the builders, participants and visitors of the Avante! Festival. A Festival of a prestigious newspaper, central organ of the Portuguese Communist Party! An unparalleled Festival built with the work and art of a great militant collective!

On the situation of the forest and fires

A long period of drought, with a significant part of the country in a situation of severe or extreme drought, associated with a concentrated period of high temperatures, are the first reason for, in the period of just over a week, the country to go from a quite small burned area to one that is already larger, even double, than the entire burned area in 2020. And we still have a lot of summer ahead of us. 

Galp's profits illustrate who is gaining from the speculative increase in fuel prices

Galp's profits in the first half of the year have created a well-deserved outrage. That's 420 million euros in a single semester, an impressive figure, an increase of 153% compared to the already formidable figures of the first half of 2021. The figure would be more impressive if the Media had chosen to highlight the quantification of these profits according to international financial reporting standards (IFRS), because the amounts increase to 713 million euros in profits, 207% more than in the same period in 2021.

For a public network of daycare centres that ensures free access to all children

Alongside the defense of free day care for all children, the PCP has defended the creation of a public day care network. An indispensable solution for ensuring the right to access daycare and that the PS and the Government have rejected, and to which the most recent announcement does not respond.

Interest rate hike announced by ECB harms the people and the country

The ECB's announcement of an increase in reference rates by 50 points represents a political choice centered on the interests of large economic groups and which rejects the fundamental choices to address the rising cost of living, the devaluation of wages and the boosting of economic activity.

«If we want to preserve the National Health Service we have to fight for it»

The National Health Service, one of the main achievements of the April Revolution, is the main instrument for achieving an essential right of any human being – the right to access adequate healthcare, the right to a healthy life.