A great mass action demanding access to health care and defense of the National Health Service
This was a large mass action, demanding better conditions. People are here today, and in Oporto, and this morning in Coimbra, in great force, demanding access to health care. There are 1.6 million people without a family doctor: this is a problem of great dimension. The problem of retaining professionals in the National Health Service, valuing the National Health Service, ensuring that everyone has access to medical care – this is what we need a response to, not other matters with which we are merely wasting time, this is what demands solutions.
Dream on, so that, with great joy, you can transform the present we have into a better life, transform the dream into life.
On behalf of the leadership of the Party, I extend a warm, fraternal and heartfelt greeting to all of you, to all students and youth. It is a source of pride to be here and to know that the young communists are, each passing day, stronger, more connected to the youthful masses.
Seventh consecutive increase in interest rates worsens the situation of the People and the Country
The European Central Bank – ECB - announced yesterday a new increase in the reference interest rate by 25 basis points, setting it, for now, at 3.75%. It is the seventh increase since July 2022 and, according to the ECB itself, it will not stop here.
We are and will be the voice of the workers and people in the European Parliament
Participation in the meeting of leaders of the parties that make up the Confederal Group of the European Unified Left/Nordic Green Left - The Left in the European Parliament, which takes place today in Brussels, is yet another opportunity to value the role and contribution that the PCP makes, also in this space, to the struggle for another Europe of cooperation among sovereign States with equal rights, of social progress and peace, respecting labour and social rights, of the environment, which fights all discrimination, inequalities and injustices and fights an increasingly neoliberal, mili
Closing of the National Conference of the PCP13 November 2022
We are halfway through the National Conference. Following the preparatory phase and and the conclusions of the XXI Congress, reaffirming the communist identity, the class nature, objectives and principles, we involved the Party, we deepened the reflection, we built solutions, while at the same time that we encouraged and mobilised for the struggle, a struggle that was present here and that we salute.
On the election of Paulo Raimundo as General Secretary of the PCP13 November 2022
The most important body of the PCP is its Congress, which is made up of delegates elected from all Party organisations, in a very participatory and broad process, in which tens of thousands of militants discuss the analyses and guidelines for a period of four years. Each delegate represents his organisation and takes its proposals to the Congress.
Opening of the National Conference of the PCP12 November 2022
Please allow me to begin by conveying warmest greetings to all of you and to the whole great party collective, the main builder and guarantor of the Party that we have and that we are. We are here to begin the proceedings of our National Conference. The intense preparatory work is behind, involving thousands of militants and practically all Party bodies, in hundreds of meetings, of elections and debates held throughout the country.
More strength to the workers – achieve rights, transform dreams into life10 November 2022
Under the motto "More strength to the workers – achieve rights, transform dreams into life" a topical issue in the days we live and so defining in the experiences and struggles of the people of this land that we will look at the past and future of this fight through the contribution of the experienced political leader with an impressive intervention in contemporary life that was Álvaro Cunhal.
On the PCP’s Central Committee meeting of November 5, 20226 November 2022
The Central Committee assessed the national situation and analysed the preparatory work for the PCP’s National Conference “Taking the initiative, strengthening the Party, responding to new demands” to be held on November 12 and 13. As regards the Country, we have to stress the worrying evolution of its economic and social situation and the worsening of its main problems.
On the substitution of Jerónimo de Sousa as General Secretary of the PCP5 November 2022
PCP calls for solidarity with the Palestinian people17 October 2022
PCP condemns the recent escalation of violence and provocation by the Israeli government and armed Israeli settler groups against the Palestinian population.
«The demonstrations in Lisbon and Porto are already the largest mobilisation of the last two years»15 October 2022
This demonstration here in Lisbon, like the one in Porto, already represents the largest mobilisation of the last two years and shows that the workers do not accept the deterioration of wages, the deterioration of pensions, the attack on public services, while at the same time there is an amassing of billions of euros in the profits of economic groups, multinationals, with dividends that largely leave the country. And just as the workers do not accept it, the PCP also does not accept this deterioration of the living conditions, wages, pensions and public services.
PCP salutes Lula da Silva and the Brazilian progressive forces for their victory in the first round of the presidential elections in Brazil3 October 2022
The PCP congratulates Lula da Silva on the victory achieved in the first round of the presidential elections in Brazil, a result that represents an affirmation of hope for all those who aspire to a profound change in Brazil and a better future for the Brazilian people, with a confident prospect of a new victory for Lula da Silva in the second round of elections on October 30.
Communiqué of the Central Committee of PCP of September 17 and 18, 202218 September 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.