National Issues

How can the Government give priority to the deficit and not to the country's needs?

Speech by

How can the Government give priority to the deficit and not to the country's needs?

It is clear to us that this Budget does not answer the Country's structural problems or the new problems arising from the epidemic. That is why we say that we do not surrender the battle before fighting it.

The aim of PCP's decision to abstain [on the Budget] in general is to enable confrontation between national problems and the alternative that exists to answer them.

Our decision must be understood, not as an end point, but as an imperative to find the solutions that the country needs, even noting the Government's systematic refusal to move in this direction.

On the results of the Elections for the Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Region of the Azores

Statement by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary, Lisboa

On the results of the Elections for the Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Region of the Azores

The Elections for the Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Region of the Azores held today are marked by the loss of the absolute majority by the PS.

The loss of the absolute majority is in itself a sign that, without this being absolute, reflects the growing discontent in the face of a governance that has increased problems, worsened social problems, unemployment and poverty, conditioned the region's development.

Economic and social problems and the necessary responses

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary, Pinhal Novo, Palmela, Regional Meeting of Cadres

Economic and social problems and the necessary responses

We have taken an approach on the next State Budget in a context in which the health situation is far from being overcome, bringing elements of uncertainty on future developments, and in view of the worsening of all economic and social indicators.

50th. anniversary of the Confederação Geral dos Trabalhadores Portugueses - Intersindical National (CGTP-IN)

Salute by PCP Central Committee

50th. anniversary of the Confederação Geral dos Trabalhadores Portugueses - Intersindical National (CGTP-IN)

The Central Committee of the Portuguese Communist Party salutes the Confederação Geral dos Trabalhadores Portugueses -–Intersindical Nacional [Trade Union Confederation of Portuguese Workers] on its 50th. anniversary, its governing bodies, leaders, shop stewards and activists and through them the workers and their struggle.

On October 1, 1970, a inter-trade union meeting was called, marking the creation of Intersindical, opening a new and important phase of the organisation and struggle of the working class and of all workers in Portugal.

Engels and the struggle today for socialism

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary of the PCP, Voz do Operário, Lisbon, PCP's Conference “Engels and the struggle today for socialism”

Engels and the struggle today for socialism

On behalf of the Portuguese Communist Party, I would like to extend most cordial greetings to all of you, participants in our Conference under the motto "Friedrich Engels and the struggle today for socialism".

A conference that takes place within the scope of the Commemoration of the II Centenary of the Birth of Friedrich Engels, whose thinking, work and legacy of an exceptional revolutionary, the PCP proudly assumes as its own in the definition and conduct of its own struggle and daily intervention to serve the workers and people and for the construction of a new society - socialism.

Communiqué of the Central Committee of the PCP of September 19 and 20, 2020

Statement by PCP Central Committee

Communiqué of the Central Committee of the PCP of September 19 and 20, 2020

The Central Committee of the PCP meeting on September 19 and 20, analysed the recent developments of the international and national situation and of the mass struggle, the intervention and action of the PCP, the elections for President of the Republic and the preparation of the XXI Congress.

No to

Release by do Gabinete de Imprensa dos Deputados do PCP no PE, Brussels

No to "European taxes" - A fair EU budget should be based on country contributions according to their relative wealth

The proposals for the creation of a new means of financial support – in the framework of own resources – to finance the European Union Budget and costs associated with the so-called "Recovery Fund", aim to pave the way for the institutionalization of a EU ‘fiscal policy’, intruding upon the fiscal policy of each State – a competence that lies at the heart of a country's sovereignty –, and to subvert the just principle that the EU budget should be based on the national contributions of Member States, according to their gross national income (GNI).

Communiqué of the Central Committee of the PCP of September 12, 2020

Statement by PCP Central Committee

Communiqué of the Central Committee of the PCP of September 12, 2020

The elections for President of the Republic, which will be held at the beginning of 2021, are of the utmost importance, given the national and international context in which they take place and the functions and role of the President of the Republic in national life.

An important political-cultural initiative with great political significance

An important political-cultural initiative with great political significance

The «Avante!» Festival, an initiative promoted by the Portuguese Communist Party, which took place from the 4th to the 6th of September, respecting and complying with the health protection rules, was an important political-cultural initiative with great political significance.