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Artigo | 7 de April

Left Bloc presented a draft resolution in the Portuguese Parliament for the government to defend the waiver in the European Union and for the vaccine to be treated as “a public good with universal access”.

Artigo | 7 de April

Marisa Matias and José Gusmão, MEPs for Left Bloc, are critical of the European Commission’s "unambitious" policies on social rights and of the follow-my-leader stance of the Portuguese Presidency of the EU Council.

Artigo | 7 de April

With the European Union-India summit soon to be held in the city of Porto, Left Bloc expresses its solidarity with the Indian population oppressed by Narendra Modi’s divisive and persecutory policies.

Artigo | 7 de April

Marisa Matias, MEP for Left Bloc, stresses that “perhaps the States would be freer to act” if there were no multinationals in the province of Cabo Delgado which dedicate themselves “to the extraction of natural resources in an absolutely predatory way”.

Artigo | 7 de April

Catarina Martins, national coordinator of Left Bloc, highlighted that “once enacted, the laws on social support have to be applied”, besides guaranteeing “the support that has been legislated is already in force and it is important to ensure these benefits reach the people needing them”.

Artigo | 5 de April

“The left must assert that the response to the climate crisis, as well as the response to the pandemic crisis, requires European and international collaboration. What is clear is that the European treaties are the first obstacle to such cooperation”, writes Catarina Martins, Bloco de Esquerda’s Coordinator, in “Quistioni” the new magazine of the European Left.

Artigo | 19 de February

“With the vote that has just been taken, the Portuguese Parliament added dignity and respect to our democracy,” declared MP José Manuel Pureza. The bill was approved with 136 votes in favour of the Left Bloc, PAN, PEV, part of the PS and PSD, IL, and non-registered MPs.

Artigo | 19 de February

After a year of having to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, we can safely acknowledge that social support in Portugal has been clearly insufficient.

Artigo | 19 de February

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa surpassed the 50% barrier, which allows him to be re-elected on the first round. Marisa Matias, Left Bloc’s candidate for the presidential election, obtained 3.95% of the votes.

Artigo | 19 de February

Moisés Ferreira, Left Bloc’s MP, underlined that the Portuguese legislation enables health authorities to request the services they want, especially amid a pandemic crisis

Artigo | 3 de February

The National Bureau of the Left Bloc met on 30th January 2021, one week after the presidencial election.

Artigo | 11 de January

Statement of the International Department of Bloco de Esquerda on the situation in Chile.

Artigo | 27 de October

This will be the 2nd time Marisa Matias will run for President of the Republic, having obtained 10.12% of the votes in the 2016 presidential elections.

Artigo | 27 de October

Catarina Martins, Bloco de Esquerda’s Coordinator, said that Bloco de Esquerda has defined four priorities in response to the crisis in the 2021 State Budget’s debate, which have not been accommodated by the Socialist Party Government.

Artigo | 27 de July

Bloco de Esquerda considers that the agreement reached by the European Council “falls short of what was announced and of what is necessary”, said Catarina Martins, Bloco de Esquerda’s coordinator.

Artigo | 27 de July

Bloco de Esquerda, in its humanitarian, democratic and socialist spirit, expresses solidarity with all Latin American peoples and all countries in crisis. We contend that humanitarian and health aid should be brought to all populations in need.

Artigo | 24 de June

Marisa Matias and José Gusmão, MEPs of Bloco de Esquerda, addressed a letter in late April to the European Ombudswoman denouncing the recent contract between the European Commission and Blackrock for the provision of advisory services for banks in the area of environmental regulation. For these MEPs, the flagrant conflict of interest was what motivated the complaint.

Artigo | 24 de June

Bloco de Esquerda presented a set of proposed amendments to the Supplementary Budget for 2020, which appears as a response to the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, currently being debated in the Portuguese Parliament.

Artigo | 24 de June

This bill, which has been approved in the Portuguese Parliament, is aimed at workers who have lost income due to the pandemic and have no other forms of subsistence. The amount will be of 438.31 € per month” and the benefit will have a maximum duration of 180 days.

Artigo | 18 de May

“The international community cannot turn a blind eye to what is happening, or it risks becoming a passive accomplice of this scourge”, warn the Bloco de Esquerda’s MEPs.

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