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EU Elections 2019 07-09-2018

GUE leader: Weber represents CSU, which is close to Putin and anti-EU forces

Manfred Weber’s European Commission presidency bid is “absurd” given that he represents a political party with close links to Vladimir Putin and politicians like Hungary’s Viktor Orbán, who openly question the EU's values, according to leftist chief Gabriele Zimmer.
EU Elections 2014 30-08-2014

Paris socialist pre-summit focuses on economy, employment

Eight social democrat leaders including Sigmar Gabriel from Germany, Denmark's Helle Thorning-Schmidt and Italy's Matteo Renzi said today (30 August) in Paris that they want to add economic policy to the agenda of the EU summit.
Gabi Zimmer is the top candidate for Germany's Left Party (Die Linke) in the 2014 European elections. [Gabi Zimmer]
EU Elections 2014 23-05-2014

German Left Party: ‘Eurosceptic AfD is our political opponent’

Germany's Left Party (Die Linke) calls for EU-wide referenda, criticises austerity policy and denounces bailouts for banks, sparking claims of significant overlap with the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD). The Left Party rejects these allegations. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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EU Elections 2014 29-04-2014

French far-Left divided for European elections

Despite numerous attempts to broker a deal, the French New Anticapitalist Party will not present candidate lists for the European Elections with the Left Front, highlighting divisions among the far-left for the European elections. EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 26-11-2013

Alexis Tsipras: As a Greek, I’m proud to lead Europe’s Left

Alexis Tsipras tells EURACTIV Greece in an exclusive interview that his candidacy for the European Commission presidency on behalf of the European Left shows the solidarity of Europe's southern people, who are suffering from the "catastrophic" social consequences of austerity policy.
Elections 26-11-2013

Greek leftist candidate promises ‘real alternative’ to neoliberalism

The European Left is the main political force of change in Europe and only alternative to neoliberalism, says Greek left-wing leader and expected candidate for the European Commission top job, Alexis Tsipras, in an interview with EURACTIV Greece.
Brexit 02-03-2012

Denis MacShane: ‘No one knows who leads the European left’

For British MP Denis MacShane, there is no point in praising the German economic model. He says the French obsession with the "Merkozy" couple can create errors of judgement.
Global Europe 14-06-2011

D’Alema: EU at risk of wasting Arab Spring’s historic chance

Europe should do much more on foreign policy, especially by unambiguously supporting the Arab revolutions, otherwise it risks wasting an historic opportunity which could later count against it, said former Italian Prime Minister Massimo D'Alema in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.