Gregor Gysi, President of the European Left about the solution on the name dispute between Greece and FYROM (North Macedonia):
Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev have reached a negotiated solution after more than 25 years of dispute between the two countries. This is extremely welcome as it gives the region more stability and also the chance of independent development in the international community for the future Republic North-Macedonia. I very much hope that the respective parliaments approve this solution.
The Working Group on Latin America of the European Left Party (ELP) congratulates the Venezuelan people for having made effective their right to choose in tranquility and peace. By a large majority the people have backed the Bolivarian Revolution, reelecting President Nicolás Maduro.
On 14 May 1948 Zionists set up the state of Israel, thereby defying the UN partition plan to establish a Jewish as well as a Palestinian state and with Jerusalem as a city under international - UN - control. The following day – 15 May - is commemorated by Palestinians as a day of catastrophe – Nakba – for the Palestinian people.
The Working Group on Latin America and the Caribbean of the Party of the European Left (PIE) demands the immediate release of Jesús Santrich, imprisoned on the basis of a warrant for the arrest by a United States court.
The capture of Jesus Santich and the threat of extradition to the United States constitutes a clear violation of the Peace Agreements, as they violate transitory article 19 of Legislative Act 01 of 2017, on the basis of which the Special Justice for Peace (JEP) is the only competent for these cases.
The Working Group on Middle East of the Party of the European Left is deeply concerned about the imminent danger of a massive expansion of the Syria conflict. A US military strike would lead to an open confrontation with Russia.
In view of the concrete threat uttered by US President Donald Trump's war threat against Syria the European Left calls for protests in the different European countries. We oppose any kind of bombardment because that always afflicts the civilian population the most.