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
«We want a more developed and fairer country, a Portugal with a future. We will build it!»4 September 2022
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 death of Gorbachev31 August 2022
Gorbachev was one of the main responsible for the destruction of the Soviet Union and the restoration of capitalism in Russia, when what was needed was the amelioration of socialism. His intervention helped to pave the way for imperialism's counter-offensive to recover the positions lost throughout the 20th.
On the elections in Angola29 August 2022
The PCP congratulates the MPLA on the victory in the general elections held on August 24, with the election of a majority of MPs in the National Assembly and of João Lourenço as President of the Republic of Angola.
PCP condemns the new Israeli aggression against Gaza7 August 2022
The Portuguese Communist Party condemns Israel's ongoing bombing of the Gaza Strip, which has already caused killed dozens and wounded hundreds among its population. This new aggression is entirely the responsibility of the Israeli government, which in recent days has opted for an escalation of confrontations, by murdering a leader of the Palestinian resistance, also killing civilians and children during this elimination operation that targeted a residential building.
«No to war! Yes to peace! For a world free of nuclear weapons»5 August 2022
Reminding the nuclear horror of August 6 and 9, 1945, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, is for the Portuguese Communist Party a duty of memory and a time of reaffirmation, year after year, of the firm commitment of Portuguese communists to the struggle for a world of peace and friendship among peoples, freed from the threat of nuclear weapons, where the huge resources wasted on weapons are channelled to the promotion of social progress and the fight against hunger, disease, underdevelopment and other serious problems that affect the vast majority of Humanity.
On the US provocation of the People's Republic of China2 August 2022
The PCP expresses deep concern about the latest developments in the situation in the Asia-Pacific region and condemns the provocation staged by the US with the trip of Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, to Taiwan
On the situation of the forest and fires28 July 2022
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 prices26 July 2022
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 children22 July 2022
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.