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2019/07/05 - 12:59pm

In the European elections of 2019, Bloco de Esquerda affirms itself as the third most voted political force, doubling the number of seats (electing Marisa Matias and José Gusmão) and going from 4.56% to 10.56%.

2019/07/05 - 12:51pm

It must be stressed that the demand of fighting climate change has been on Bloco de Esquerda’s political agenda for a long time, both at the European and national levels, expressed by different voices within the party.

2019/03/01 - 3:49pm

The parliamentary leader of Bloco, Pedro Filipe Soares, mentioned that “the Venezuelan people’s desire to be able to freely and sovereignly decide their future is an aspiration we subscribe”.

2019/03/01 - 3:28pm

It is widely known that the overwhelming majority of domestic violence victims is composed by women, and the number of victims is shocking: since the beginning of 2019, 12 women and 1 child have already been murdered.

2019/03/01 - 3:22pm

The list of Bloco de Esquerda for the 2019 European elections is headed by MEP Marisa Matias, and respects gender parity with 11 women and 10 men. 

Bruno da Ponte
2019/01/08 - 11:59am

Chris Bambery remembers the life of Portuguese revolutionary, Bruno da Ponte.

2018/11/12 - 4:22pm

The 4th edition of the International Ecosocialist Encounters will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, at Escola Secundária Camões, on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of november. This event will have more than 60 speakers from five different continents to discuss proposals and experiences of international ecosocialists.

2018/07/19 - 7:24pm

João Semedo, former co-leader of Bloco de Esquerda, died on 17th July, 2018, after some years fighting cancer.

2017/11/13 - 3:06pm

On the 21st and 22nd of October, political and civil society activists gathered in Lisbon to debate an Alternative for Europe, a Plan B. This is the joint declaration produced by the gathering.

2017/10/10 - 3:28pm

In the portuguese local elections, which ocurred on the 1st of october, Left Bloc grew in the number of votes and councilmen elected. 

2017/07/21 - 12:45pm

The government adopted Left Bloc's proposals for reducing eucalyptus fields and creating a Forest Registry. But the Portuguese Communist Party rejected Left Bloc's proposal for the creation of a Public Land Bank.

Douro Wine Region. Foto Howard Lifshitz/Flickr
2017/07/17 - 11:42am

A planned pipeline between Portugal and Spain could rip appart the vineyards of the Douro Wine region and the Côa Valley archaeological site. 

2017/06/26 - 11:27am

With 800 thousand acres, Portugal has the largest eucalyptus plantation in Europe, a species that was a deciding factor in the tragic fires of Pedrógão Grande. 

25th April, Carnation Revolution demonstration in Lisbon, by Paulete Matos
2017/05/05 - 8:51pm

The agreement of parliamentary majority between the Socialist Party and the left parties, signed after the 2015 election is not only unprecedented in the Portuguese democracy but arose from unique conditions as well. By Bruno Góis.

Photo by Paulete Matos
2017/04/06 - 5:53pm

The selling of Novo Banco to the vulture fund Lone Star was deeply criticized by Bloco de Esquerda in the portuguese parliament.

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