Party of the European Left

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The Party of the European Left, commonly abbreviated to just the European Left, is a political party at European level and an association of democratic socialist, socialist and communist political parties in the European Union and other European countries. It was formed in January 2004 for the purposes of running in the 2004 European Parliament elections. It was founded on May 8, 2004, in Rome.

Its first congress took place on October 8, 2005, in Athens, which produced the Athens Declaration of the European Left. The second congress was held 23–25 November 2007 in Prague. The third congress was held on 2–5 December 2010 in Paris. Several of the member and observer parties participate also in the more radical European Anticapitalist Left. Before the European Left was founded, most of its members already held annual meetings together as part of the New European Left Forum (NELF), which still exists.

Party's current President is Pierre Laurent.

Member parties

Communist Party of Austria
Communist Party (Wallonia)
Communist Party (Flanders)
Belarusian United Left Party "Fair World"[1]
Bulgarian Left[2]
Party of Democratic Socialism
Red-Green Alliance[3]
Estonian United Left Party
Communist Party of Finland[4]
Left Alliance[1]
French Communist Party
Left Party[3]
Unitarian Left[3]
The Left[5]
Synaspismos
Workers' Party of Hungary 2006[1]
Communist Refoundation Party
The Left
Left Bloc
Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova
Romanian Communist Party
Sammarinese Communist Refoundation
United Left
Communist Party of Spain
United Alternative Left of Catalonia
Swiss Party of Labour
Freedom and Solidarity Party[6]

Observer Parties

Another Left[7]
Progressive Party of Working People
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
German Communist Party
AKOA[8]
Party of Italian Communists
New Cyprus Party
United Cyprus Party[9]
Young Socialists[10]
Communist Party of Slovakia

As well as those of member and observer parties, individuals may also hold membership of the party.[11]

Pending for membership

The following parties have applied for a membership in the Party of the European Left. Their observer or full membership status will be discussed on the next meeting of the Executive Board.[12]

Socio-ecological platform Bukersdorf
Justice Party

Ex-members

Hungarian Communist Workers' Party[13]

References/Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Approved as a full member by the Executive Board of the PEL in Geneva in October 2009. "The EL Executive Board settles the agenda for 2010", Party of the European Left, 2009-10-25. Retrieved on 2010-12-07.  The decision was ratified by PEL's 3rd congress in December 2010. "EL elects new President and vice-chairpersons!", Party of the European Left, 2009-10-06. Retrieved on 2010-12-07. 
  2. Approved as a full member by the Executive Board of the PEL in Luxembourg in September 2010. "Executive board met in Luxembourg: Countdown to the Congress", Party of the European Left, 2010-09-15. Retrieved on 2010-10-13.  The decision was ratified by PEL's 3rd congress in December 2010. "EL elects new President and vice-chairpersons!", Party of the European Left, 2009-10-06. Retrieved on 2010-12-07. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Approved as a full member by the Executive Board of the PEL in Barcelona in June 2010. It had an observer status before. The decision was ratified by PEL's 3rd congress in December 2010. "EL elects new President and vice-chairpersons!", Party of the European Left, 2009-10-06. Retrieved on 2010-12-07. 
  4. The Communist Party of Finland changed its status from observer to full member party in October 2009. The decision was ratified by PEL's 3rd congress in December 2010. "EL elects new President and vice-chairpersons!", Party of the European Left, 2009-10-06. Retrieved on 2010-12-07. 
  5. The Left Party.PDS was a founding party of PEL. Labour and Social Justice – The Electoral Alternative had been approved as a full member by the Executive Board of the PEL by May 2007. After the unification of the two parties in The Left (Die Linke) in June 2007, the new party became full member of the PEL
  6. Approved as a full member by the Executive Board of the PEL in May 2007. The decision was ratified by PEL's 2nd congress.
  7. Approved as an observer by the EL Council Meeting of Chairmen and EL EB, in Lisbon 19–21 October 2007
  8. Approved in observer status by the PEL's First Congress in October 2005
  9. Approved in observer status by the Executive Board of the PEL in Luxembourg in September 2010. "Executive board met in Luxembourg: Countdown to the Congress", Party of the European Left, 2010-09-15. Retrieved on 2010-10-13. 
  10. Approved in observer status by the PEL's Second Congress in November 2007
  11. EL statute, article six
  12. "Towards a democratic revolution/", 2010-06-28. Retrieved on 2010-11-21. 
  13. The Hungarian Communist Workers' Party was a founding party of PEL. Its Central Committee decided on April 25, 2009 to signout from PEL on May 1 making use of article 6 of PEL's statute. "Resolution of the Central Committee of the Hungarian Communist Workers’ Party", Central Committee of the Hungarian Communist Workers’ Party, 2009-04-25. Retrieved on 2009-12-06. 

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