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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.