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EU Elections 2019 26-06-2019

Leftist group picks Spanish deputy for EU Parliament presidency

Spanish MEP Sira Rego (United We Can) will stand as the candidate Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left for the presidency of the European Parliament, group sources told EURACTIV. 

EU elections: Will 2019 be the year of climate action?

Climate change is now a top priority for EU voters, so where do the parities stand when it comes to climate action? Elisa Giannelli, explores.
Energy 06-05-2019

Nico Cué, the trade unionist with a green soft spot

The lead candidate for the European Left at the May EU elections devoted much of his professional life defending the rights of steel workers in his native Belgium. He now brings his fight to the European level, adding shades of green to his political spectrum.
Politics 25-02-2019

Athens conference puts Greek socialists to the test

A conference organised in Athens by the European Parliament's Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group on 4 March has driven a wedge between left-wing political parties in Greece.
EU Elections 2019 28-01-2019

Varoufakis: There is no real European Left, I am running against them

Yanis Varoufakis, the Spitzenkandidat for leftist Democracy in Europe (DiEM25), told EURACTIV Germany it was “painful” but he would run against the European Left, which is not united and civilised.
EU Elections 2019 09-11-2018

Zimmer urges leftist parties to escape from ‘self-isolation’, seek majorities

The president of leftist group GUE/NGL in the European Parliament urged left-wing parties across Europe on Friday (9 November) to be open-minded and respect mutual differences in order to come up with a joint strategy for achieving majorities in the next EU House and fighting "neoliberalism and racism". EURACTIV.com reports from Bilbao.
EU Elections 2019 19-10-2018

European Left leader: All leftwing and progressive parties must oppose rise of far-right

Progressive forces need to stand up to the rise of far-right movements by building a social, Gregor Gysi said in an interview with EURACTIV, and the run-up to the EU elections provides a "historic window of opportunity".
Brexit 25-09-2018

Britain’s Syriza: Corbyn looks to learn from the Greeks

UK's Labour party have been taking lessons from Greece's leftist Syriza party, the Greek Minister of State Dimitris Tzanakopoulos has said.
EU Elections 2019 25-09-2018

European left plans to take over the social democrats in EU elections

The Party of the European Left vows to be “the only alternative” to the conservatives and “the real alternative” to the far-right, according to a draft manifesto seen by EURACTIV.com; However, the fragmentation in the leftist family creates barriers.
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.

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