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2016/07/27 - 11:26pm

The European Commission met today and decided to cancel the sanctions that were going to be applied. President of the Eurogroup is “disappointed” with the decision.

2016/07/23 - 5:02pm

Brussels wants to impose the suspension of 16 structural funds in Portugal and 33 in Spain as a sanction of excessive deficit.

2016/07/13 - 12:06pm

The European Finance ministers proceeded with the Commission’s recommendation that ​keeps sanctions for Portugal and Spain​ on the table.

2016/07/06 - 3:25pm

The final decision will be reached at the Ecofin meeting on 12 July. Yesterday, Catarina Martins used a live broadcast on Facebook to explain the Left Bloc’s proposal to hold a referendum on the Budgetary Treaty if the European Commission eventually decides on sanctions.

2016/06/27 - 4:55pm
Left Bloc’s 10th National Convention approved political motion A, “The strength of hope, Left Bloc aiming for a majority”, and elected a new national leadership, with 64 people from motion A, 7 from motion B and 9 from motion R. Catarina Martins was elected coordinator of Left Bloc.

2016/06/23 - 10:15am

Here is the last of the three motions that to be discussed in Left Bloc's national convention this weekend. Motion R had 116 subscribers, the first of which is Afonso Jantarada.

2016/06/21 - 12:31pm

Here is the second of the three motions that shall be discussed in next weekend's national convention. Motion B had 112 subscribers, the first of which is Adão Campos Júnior.

2016/06/20 - 9:52am

Esquerda.net/English will start publishing today a translation of each of the three motions that shall be discussed in next weekend's national convention. Motion A had 830 subscribers, the first of which is Catarina Martins, the spokesperson for the Left Bloc.

2016/06/17 - 4:01pm

The 10th Left Bloc​'s National Convention will take place on June 25th and 26th, in Lisbon, with the motto "More Power to Win". On the night of June 24th, there will be an internationalist session focused on activism and social movements.

2016/06/16 - 3:58pm

Here are the full contents of the political resolution project of the Left Bloc's last national board meeting, held on May 7th.

2016/06/14 - 3:59pm

The IMF is having an identity crisis. By Francisco Louçã.

2016/06/01 - 12:00pm

In this video, Left Bloc's MP José Soeiro presents eight concrete ideas that can make a difference in the fight against precarity.

2016/05/27 - 11:09am

In a vote proposed by the Left Bloc, the Portuguese Communist Party surprised us all when they changed their vote and joined the right, resulting in a failed attempt to ban the use of the carcinogenic herbicide in public areas. By Nelson Peralta.

2016/05/24 - 9:59am

Left Bloc spokesperson stumbled upon a dating violence situation and decided to intervene. 

2016/05/20 - 10:52am

Between 2009 and 2013, the poorest in society lost one in four of the euros they earned. They were the ones who suffered the most brutal cuts, with poverty and social exclusion figures falling low enough to match those at the beginning of the century. By Ricardo Moreira.

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