The Constitution of the Portuguese Republic was approved and promulgated on April 2, 1976. The Constitution enshrines broad democratic rights – political, social, economic and cultural – won by the Portuguese people with the April Revolution, which began on April 25, 1974, and, in particular, stipulates that Portugal's external relations be guided by the respect for sovereignty and national independence, a policy of peace, friendship and cooperation with all the peoples of the world.

The April Revolution was an expression of the Portuguese people's sovereign will to take charge of its own destiny, without external interference.

This powerful statement of sovereignty and independence transformed Portugal, previously under a fascist and...

NATO has announced the holding this year in Europe, including in Portugal, of one of the largest military exercises of the last 25 years, to be held in a phased manner and in several countries by this aggressive political-military bloc.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NATO has decided to maintain them, reducing the size and postponing some of the exercises.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and...

«Mike Pompeo and Benjamin Netanyahu are not welcome to Portugal» was, more than the motto, the outcry that emerged from the public action carried out at the end of the afternoon, December 6, at Largo Camões, noble space of Lisbon, already well known for the initiatives in defence of peace that regularly take place there.

The visit of the US Secretary of State and the still Israeli Prime...

Since 2013, 26 September has been, by decision of the UN General Assembly, the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

Reputable scientists warn that the explosion of only one percent of today's deployed nuclear weapons in the world would amount to about 4000 times the energy released by the US atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.

A nuclear explosion causes massive...

On 21 September, International Day of Peace, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) calls for commitment and mobilization in defense of the principles embodied in the United Nations Charter and the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic, such as sovereignty and the rights of peoples, the sovereign equality of states, the peaceful and negotiated settlement of international...

The 43rd "Avante!" Festival was held in Seixal on September 6-8 with the participation of thousands of people. On the last day of the Festival, Jerónimo de Sousa, the General Secretary of the Portuguese Communist Party (PCP), took the floor. De Sousa began his speech by greeting the participants and guests, friends from the Ecologist Party "The Greens" and the Democratic Intervention. He...

At the 80th anniversary of the beginning of World War II, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation recalls the brutal consequences of what was the most violent and bloody military conflict in history, triggered by Nazi Germany, fascist Italy and militaristic Japan, responsible for the loss of more than 50 million lives and tens of millions of injured.

Nazi-fascism was responsible for...

The European Union cannot be reformed in the interests of the workers and peoples of Europe, insisted an international panel of speakers at the huge 'Avante!' festival near Lisbon, Portugal, at the weekend.

Neoklis Sylikiotis of Progressive Party of the Working People of Cyprus (AKEL) told the open-air meeting on Saturday evening that the EU had produced a Europe in which 16 million workers were...

PAME denounces of the Portuguese Government’s imposition of civil requisition of drivers in Portuguese road transport, as well as the use of police and armed forces as a strike breaking mechanism.

Portugal’s truck drivers are on strike demanding the signing of a new Collective Agreement and substantial increases to the basic wage that currently stands at €630. Supporting employers directly, the...

Seventy-four years after the US nuclear bombings upon the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki — on August 6th and 9th of 1945 —, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) reaffirms the need and urgency to end this type of weapon.

The dimension of the crime of dropping the atomic bombs upon the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is, firstly, expressed in the number of victims...

The electoral alliance Unitary Democratic Coalition backed by the Portuguese CP will to try to keep its three seats in the EU Parliament.

On January 17th, hundreds of people attended the public meeting organized at the Capitólio theatre in Lisbon by the electoral alliance Unitary Democratic Coalition (CDU), backed by the Portuguese Communist Party.

During the meeting...

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