27 | 01 | 2020

GUE/NGL has decided not to support the joint resolution of the European Parliament on the European Green Deal to be voted in plenary tomorrow as the text lacks the necessary ambition to tackle the climate emergency.

Despite constructive proposals from GUE/NGL, the final text calls for further liberalisation of the energy market putting more families at risk of energy poverty, has an excessive focus on economic growth, refuses to review the Common Agricultural Policy and fails to loosen fiscal restrictions on national budgets to provide adequate funding for the Deal.

GUE/NGL co-President Manon Aubry (France Insoumise, France) explained why the Left could not support the text and has put forward an alternative resolution with proposals...

Ahead of this Friday’s emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers, GUE/NGL MEPs are calling on EU governments to work for de-escalation of the situation, to respect the Iraqi parliament’s decision to withdraw all foreign troops and to reject the use of bases in Europe in any further military engagement in the Middle East.

We condemn the dangerous escalation between the US and Iran as well as the...

Ten years ago – despite popular opposition – the Lisbon Treaty came into effect in the European Union. On 1 December 2019, EU leaders celebrated the anniversary. At the ceremony, Council President Charles Michel said Lisbon was “just as relevant today as it was 10 years ago, giving us the tools to tackle our modern-day challenges”.

Really?

Here we take a look back at why the Left opposed...

On the invitation of the KKE, 38 CPs from Europe discussed anti-communism at the building of the EP.

The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and the Non-inscrits MEP of KKE Kostas Papadakis hosted the European Communist Meeting this week in Brussels at the building of the European Parliament. 38 parties from 32 countries in Europe attended the meeting for discussing the struggle against...

firWith great concern, the FIR pursues governmental forms of the history revision in different European countries. The delegates of the XVIII FIR Congress at the end of November had rejected the scandalous declaration of the European Parliament of 19 September 2019. At the same time the delegates called on defending against NS-Glorification, as it should take place by the rehabilitation of Nazi...

In anticipation of the European Commission’s release of its ‘European Green Deal’, the Left group in the European Parliament has presented a detailed policy plan for a Green & Social New Deal for Europe.

The document, which will be used to assess the suitability of the Commission’s proposal, was launched this morning by co-Presidents Martin Schirdewan and Manon Aubry.

It details 10...

Left MEPs have voted to reject the new European Commission headed by Ursula von der Leyen. Reacting following the vote in Strasbourg, GUE/NGL co-president Martin Schirdewan said the incoming Commission will take Europe down the wrong path:

“In recent weeks and months, Ursula von der Leyen’s Commission has promised all sorts to everyone. But there are many contradictions. They talk about more...

1) Conflicts of interests

The fact that several candidates were rejected, their replacements subjected to further scrutiny, or in need of a second hearing, says a lot about this incoming batch of Commissioners.

Not only are many lacking, some are downright unsuitable for holding such important positions. The Belgian nominee comes with a baggage of scandals, for example. Meanwhile, original...

Today, SOS MEDITERRANEE and Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) call on a broad coalition of European States to urgently facilitate the assignment of a port to the Ocean Viking and to finally put in place a predictable and coordinated disembarkation mechanism as discussed in Luxembourg earlier this month. The Ocean Viking, a rescue ship chartered by SOS MEDITERRANEE in partnership with Médecins sans...

European Union leaders continue to flout the rights of asylum seekers, despite criticism from the United Nations and NGOs. Certain solicitors feel that the situation in the Mediterranean, where hundreds of migrants have died since January, resembling a ‘crime against humanity’.

Are the migration policies of EU member states at the point where they deserve a new Nuremberg Trial? For many years...

After a second round of hearings, the European Parliament has decided to reject French Commissioner-designate Sylvie Goulard for the Internal Market portfolio.

Her candidature was marred by controversy as she faces an investigation for fraud and stands accused of conflicts of interest during her time as MEP.

The Left succeeded in mobilising broad opposition to her confirmation that lead to...

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