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.
Regarding the outcome of the Parliamentary Election in Hungary, Gregor Gysi, President of the European Left, declares:
Concerning the imprisonment of Carles Puigdemont, Gregor Gysi, President of the European Left, declares:
With the imprisonment of ex-Regional President of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, making the governments in Germany and Spain completely wrong decisions.
What would we say, if ex-Minister President of one German Land, for example of Bavaria, would have been arrested?