02 | 04 | 2020

Policy proposals from Left MEPs in the European Parliament.

1. Zero dismissals

All employees should be protected from dismissal. This includes preventing the non-renewal of fixed-term or temporary contracts and the status of false self-employed persons. 

2. Leave no one behind

Measures must give priority to the protection of all workers, including those in atypical and precarious work such as domestic workers, migrant and platform workers, frontier and seasonal workers, the unemployed, self-employed, isolated workers and those suffering from in-work-poverty and homelessness. Water and electricity bills should be cancelled for all those in need during the crisis. All COVID19-related medical bills should be fully...

Ahead of today’s extraordinary plenary session of the European Parliament on special measures to address the coronavirus pandemic, Left MEPs insist on a comprehensive European response that discards failed economic dogmas and puts protecting life as the top priority.

GUE/NGL Co-President Manon Aubry set out the Left’s expectations in this unprecedented public health crisis:

“Emergency...

Setting out a series of concrete economic measures to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, Left MEPs today call on EU institutions and member states to enact a massive, coordinated emergency plan to protect lives, jobs and incomes.

With Europe facing an extraordinary public health emergency, the comprehensive proposals from the GUE/NGL group in the European Parliament set out a plan that puts...

«We demand the outlawing of atomic weapons as instruments of intimidation and mass murder of peoples. We demand strict international control to enforce this measure.
We believe that any government which first uses atomic weapons against any other country whatsoever will be committing a crime against humanity and should be dealt with as a war criminal. We call on all men and women of good will...

firWith large concern, the FIR and its member federations pursue the current spreading of the Corona virus in Europe. We are not only concerned about the health aspects seizing the entire society, but because this pandemic affects in various forms the anti-fascist and remembrance work of the FIR and all member federations.

Since this week in all German concentration camp memorial places the...

Common Position Of European Trade Unions On The Developments Because Of The Coronavirus

The unions that we sign this text we salute the heroic contribution of workers, scientists in Healthcare, hospitals, sanitation and a series of other services who under, even life-threatening conditions, exhaustion, under-staffed and unprepared prevention systems, fight for the protection of the lives of the...

Despite current critical health risks, the US military will continue with its plans for a large-scale combat exercise in Europe involving the deployment of tens of thousands of personnel – Defender 2020.

Commenting on the dangers posed by the continuation of this major manoeuvre, Özlem Alev Demirel (Die Linke, Germany), Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on...

LAB EuskadiThe serious situation generated by the imperialist war in Siria has become chronic. The war, that still continues after nine years, has moved millions persons from their homes, violating human rights and putting the economical interests beyond the life. In the last weeks the attacks against migrant people and refugees has been intensified in the Greek-Turkish border. People’s arrests, murders...

A statement by GUE/NGL co-presidents Manon Aubry & Martin Schirdewan

Turkish President Erdoğan’s recent decision to allow crossings by people seeking international protection into Greece has led to attempts by a significant number of them to enter the EU. European leaders and the Greek government must immediately stop all the violence, and must uphold all national, EU and international laws...

Following a meeting of the EU’s finance ministers in Brussels today in which plans have been mooted for a shift from labour to other forms of taxation, GUE/NGL co-president Martin Schirdewan (Die Linke, Germany) has urged the Eurogroup to end the European Semester once and for all, and warned against the move towards regressive taxation on the environment:

“The Eurogroup has until now acted as a...

The European Union, a collection of states bound together by currency, foreign policy and a military alliance, has its foundations in the Western European bloc built via the US’ Marshall Fund and rabid anti-USSR rhetoric. France and Germany came together to found an economic alliance in steel and coal. This rapidly expanded into an ‘economic community’ and then spread across many other Western...

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