Joint appeal for the elections to the European Parliament, June, 2024
For a better life! For equality! For peace, cooperation, social progress! The elections for the European Parliament will be an important moment to strengthen the struggle for a better life, for equality, for peace, cooperation, social progress.
Thirty Priority Measures - Changing policies for a better life
On last January 25, the PCP presented its electoral programme. A programme that is a commitment to the workers and the People where we identify problems, point out causes, signal objectives, guidelines and measures to respond to them. A programme that shows that there are solutions to the main national problems, that there are resources and means to implement them if that is the direction of the political options. As we stated then, the country needs a patriotic and left-wing policy, it needs solutions for a Portugal with a future.
Presentation of the 30 priority measures - Changing policies for a better life
The dimension and urgency of the problems that the workers and people face cannot tolerate any postponement. It is not acceptable that the interests of banks and other economic groups jeopardise rights and living conditions. The impositions of the EU and the Euro cannot override the country's development.
Sow in March to reap in April
We are one month away from the legislative elections. We are one month away from an opportunity to change the correlation of forces in Parliament, open the new path that is necessary and respond to the problems that exist. Here we are in this beautiful land, in this Grândola Vila Morena, to affirm solutions and join forces to makes contacts, clarification and mobilisation to vote for the CDU. A stronger CDU is the only guarantee for progress in every person's life.
On the conclusions of the European Council of 1 February 20245 February 2024
The conclusions of the European Council are marked, once again, by the shameful absence of any reference to the dramatic situation in Palestine due to Israel's brutal aggression. An option that reveals the cynicism and hypocrisy of those who, on other occasions, are loquacious in proclamations and condemnations about violations of international law, human rights and democracy. A position that reflects effective and undisguised complicity with the heinous crimes, massacres and atrocities committed by Israel against the Palestinian people.
The only way for everyone's life to move forward is to give strength to the CDU3 February 2024
We are almost a month away from the legislative elections, the elections that could determine the political situation of the coming times. Here is an opportunity to follow a different course, an opportunity that cannot be missed. It is more than clear that our life is not moving forward by giving more strength and more votes to the PS. The PS that promises everything today is the same PS that strolled together with the four happy-go-lucky, PSD, CDS, Chega and IL on fundamental options, and brought us to the situation we face today.
ECB decides to continue the plunder of resources from families, companies and the country25 January 2024
The European Central Bank (ECB) decided, for the third time in a row, to maintain reference interest rates at 4.5%. This decision does not leave everything as it was. Maintaining interest rates at current values reflects the option of increasing the drain of resources from workers and families, as well as from companies, especially micro, small and medium-sized companies, to the banks, which continue to reap huge profits. This decision will also have a negative impact on State financing costs.
PCP’s Electoral Programme: Fair, necessary and urgent25 January 2024
Comrades and friends, A first greeting to all those present, in particular to our comrades, from the Ecologist Party “The Greens”, from Intervenção Democrática, to all those who, having no party affiliation, find in the CDU their project, the strength of word, of dignity, of trust. A greeting that I extend to all those who were involved, committed and helped build the PCP’s Electoral Programme that we present here today.
An electoral programme that meets the most pressing interests and creates the economic and social bases to ensure the country's future25 January 2024
Comrades and friends, We are having legislative elections because the government with an absolute majority of the PS fell. Apart from the judicial inquiry invoked, the Government fell because it did not respond to the problems that affect the lives of the workers, the people, and the country. Low wages and pensions, increased cost of living, brutal increase in housing rents and bank loan payments, deterioration of public services: this is the legacy of the Government with an absolute majority of the PS.
Those who have worked a lifetime have the right and we have the duty to guarantee them the rest of their life with quality16 January 2024
Greetings to everyone present at this get-together lunch. A lunch with so many comrades, with so many friends, with so many trustworthy, honest, dedicated, hard-working people who deserve a better life. People from this land of struggle and resistance, people who know that each of the rights, each of the advances is in the hands of each and every one. It is in the hands of all of us, every day we fight for what we are entitled to and for what we have, but what we really have is the right to a better life.
Peace in the Middle East! Independent Palestine!14 January 2024
100 days. 100 days of bombings that have killed more than 23 thousand people, including over 9000 children. 100 days of destruction of homes, schools, hospitals, healthcare centres, the lives of even those who survive. But it is also 100 days of international solidarity that does not wane.
Here there is strength, there is will and determination to build a great election result for the CDU13 January 2024
Allow me to start with a greeting to all of you, to our allies from the Intervenção Democrática Association, from the Ecologist Party “The Greens” and to the many, many democrats without party affiliation who constitute and build the CDU Unitary Democratic Coalition. We are about to end this important National Meeting.
«Social Issues» Contributions and Commitments for the Future of Portugal11 January 2024
Paulo Raimundo, General Secretary of the PCP, participated and intervened in the Hearing on the Electoral Programme regarding "Social Issues", which took place in the hall of the Alcântara Parish Council, in Lisbon. At the end of his intervention, he expressed thanks for the presence of the participants and praised the qualified contributions received, stressing the importance of basing the debate on concrete experience and knowledge of the realities addressed.
«Banks, insurance companies, postal services, telecommunications, energy, airports – privatisations have been a feast for big capital»6 January 2024
Here we are in this new year, which begins with new hardships and price increases. It is so in food, rents, housing loans, tolls, telecommunications, in a list that never stops, and which is always shouldered by the majority of the workers and the population, at the same time that it fills the coffers of economic groups, those for whom there are never difficulties.