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    • EP-Linksfraktion GUE/NGL

    Death is the direct consequence of recent criminalisation of NGO rescue boats

    Two Left MEPs travelling with a humanitarian boat carrying refugees and migrants to safety in Europe have been speaking after arriving in Barcelona. The ‘Open Arms’ - which was carrying 59 migrants and refugees who had been rescued off the Libyan coast on 30th June - and the observation vessel ‘Astral’ docked at 11h00 today in the port city.
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    Left MEPs slam Austria’s ”baby-faced Orbán” for toxic migration fear-mongering

    The alarming policies pursued by the far-right Austrian government has been roundly condemned by Left MEPs at a debate on the country’s upcoming EU presidency, with one branding Chancellor Sebastian Kurz “baby-faced Orbán and Salvini” - the latter name in reference to the hard-line Italian interior minister.
    • EP-Linksfraktion GUE/NGL

    Poland’s right-wing reforms add fuel to more social divide

    The Polish Prime Minister has come under heavy criticism in the European Parliament today with the Left laying into his government for dragging the country further to the right, and rowing back on civil liberties and basic human rights. In particular, Mateusz Morawiecki was slammed for undermining the independence of the judiciary, and for depriving women of their sexual and reproductive rights.
    • Martin Schirdewan

    Neue Studie: Apple prellt weiterhin weltmeisterlich Steuern

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    „Bis zu 21 Milliarden Euro könnten Apples Steuertricks EU-Mitgliedstaaten alleine in den letzten drei Jahren gekostet haben. Das entspräche einem effektiven Steuersatz von gerade einmal 0,7 Prozent“, kommentiert der Europaabgeordnete Martin Schirdewan (DIE LINKE.) die Ergebnisse einer von der Linksfraktion im Europäischen Parlament (GUE/NGL) in Auftrag gegebenen Studie über Apples Unternehmensstruktur und die vom Unternehmen gezahlten Steuern.
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    • Gabi Zimmer

    Challenges facing Western Balkans explored in ‘Study Days’ visit

    The Left group in the European Parliament will be in Thessaloniki, Greece this week as part of its ‘study days’ in order to meet with regional actors and organisations for the better understanding on pressing issues from a local perspective.
    • EP-Linksfraktion GUE/NGL

    Plight of Greek soldiers in Turkish jail will come before European Parliament

    The ongoing case of the two Greek soldiers in Turkish detention since March will be debated in the Strasbourg plenary next week, after GUE/NGL successfully fought to have the issue included during this morning’s Conference of Presidents meeting.    The two-man Greek border patrol was arrested by Turkish forces in early March for allegedly trespassing into the country’s territory by a few metres during inclement weather conditions ...
    • Martin Schirdewan

    Steuerflüchtlinge: Konzernen die Schlupflöcher stopfen

    Neuer EP-Sonderausschuss erhält Mandat

    Der Europaabgeordnete Martin Schirdewan (DIE LINKE.), Mitglied im Wirtschafts- und Währungsausschuss (ECON) des Europäischen Parlaments, wird zukünftig die Arbeit der EP-Linksfraktion (GUE/NGL) im neueinberufenen Steuer-Sonderausschuss (TAXE3) koordinieren. Schirdewan erklärt zu seiner Ernennung.
    • Gabi Zimmer

    Clock ticking to safeguard rights post-Brexit

    Left MEPs took to the plenary session of the European Parliament today to once again remind the European Commission that future citizens’ rights and the island of Ireland must not be sacrificed in pursuit of a Brexit agreement with the UK government.
    • EP-Linksfraktion GUE/NGL

    EU feeds confrontation in Venezuela with fresh sanctions move

    The EU Foreign Affairs Council decided this week to strengthen sanctions against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Restrictive measures against seven personalities that hold positions of senior responsibility, most of them through popular mandate, will thus be imposed. GUE/NGL rejects this decision, ...
    • Cornelia Ernst
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    EU must uphold nuclear agreement with Iran and continue dialogue on human rights

    President Trump´s threats to renege on the Iranian nuclear deal, brokered with support from the EU, and the countrywide protests in Iran were debated at the European Parliament today, with MEPs expressing concerns about the violent crackdown. The Iranian nuclear deal allowed for sanctions to be lifted on Iran and averted a military confrontation but it is now in danger due to Trump´s polarising rhetoric ...
    • Fabio De Masi

    Presseschau: G20-Gipfel in Hamburg

    5. Dezember 2017 DIE TAGESZEITUNG G20-Großrazzia in der linken Szene: Der Kern des Schwarzen Blocks, von Katharina Schipkowski "HAMBURG/GÖTTINGEN/BERLIN taz | In 3.000 Fällen ermittelt die SoKo „Schwarzer Block“ gegen G20-Gegner*innen. Doch durchsucht hat die Polizei am Dienstagmorgen in Hamburg nur die Wohnung eines alten Bekannten ...
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    • Helmut Scholz

    MEPs push for binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights at UN meeting

    GUE/NGL MEPs Lola Sánchez Caldentey (Spain), Anne-Marie Mineur (The Netherlands) and Helmut Scholz (Germany) are pushing for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights at a UN meeting in Geneva today. The treaty is already in the early stages of development by the United Nations Human Rights Council and has the potential to dramatically improve respect for human rights in the supply chains of transnational corporations ...
    • Gabi Zimmer

    Vicious killing of brave journalist shows chilling power of corrupt forces in Europe

    Gabi Zimmer, GUE/NGL President, on the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta: “The shocking death of Daphne Caruana Galizia, a journalist who did so much to shed light on corruption through her investigations into the Panama Papers scandal, is a vicious attack on freedom of speech and democracy ...
    • Helmut Scholz

    Wichtiger Schritt vorwärts zu mehr Transparenz europäischer Politik

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    Trotz starken Gegenwinds von der konservativen Seite des Parlaments und der Abschwächung zahlreicher Forderungen des Berichterstatters durch die Christdemokratische Fraktion (EVP), bewertet Helmut Scholz das Ergebnis der heutigen Abstimmung zum ‚Giegold-Bericht‘ als sehr positiv. Scholz, Schattenberichterstatter ...
    • Martina Michels

    Education: a common good, not an elite privilege!

    Fighting funding cuts and working for investment in education across the EU will be the focus of tomorrow’s conference ‘Quality Education for All’, organised by the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) group in the European Parliament.
    • Gabi Zimmer

    GUE/NGL condemns Erdoğan’s abuse of Interpol and political interference in Germany

    GUE/NGL MEPs have rounded on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for his latest action including the abuse of Interpol to silence his critics and for trying to influence the upcoming German federal elections. Ankara has been widely condemned for abusing the powers of Interpol at an EU member state in order to have the German writer with Turkish origin and Erdoğan critic Dogan Akhanli arrested in Spain last weekend ...
    • Gabi Zimmer
    • GUE/NGL

    GUE/NGL denounces Tallinn whitewash event as insult to European historic memory

    We strongly condemn the organisation by the Estonian Presidency of the EU of a ministerial meeting under the title “The Heritage in 21st Century Europe of the Crimes Committed by Communist Regimes” on the 23rd of August in Tallinn.   At a time when the far-right and neo-Nazis are taking advantage of the failures of EU policies, equating Nazism with Communism is historically false, dangerous and unacceptable ...
    • Gabi Zimmer
    • GUE/NGL

    GUE/NGL statement on terrorist attack in Finland

    GUE/NGL strongly condemns the terrorist attack in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday. We find deplorable the way in which innocent people were harmed, and are particularly disturbed by police reports that women had been deliberately targeted in this attack. As flags are being flown at half-mast across Finland today, we mourn with the nation and send our heartfelt condolences to all the victims and their families ...
    • Gabi Zimmer
    • GUE/NGL

    GUE/NGL statement on Barcelona attack

    GUE/NGL condemns in the strongest possible terms the barbaric attacks at Las Ramblas in Barcelona on Thursday.  We send our heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families, and our sympathies to the people of Catalonia and Spain during this traumatic time.  Europe has once again come under attack by those who wish to divide us ...
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