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Artigo | 2 de December

The left and the People and Animal’s Party approved the State Budget for 2017, although there was opposition from the right. Here is a summary of the Left Bloc’s proposals that were approved in the detailed discussion.

Artigo | 16 de November

Left Bloc’s Political Committee has issued a statement saying that the election of Donald Trump is terrible news for the United States and for the world.

Artigo | 6 de November

Last Friday the Socialist Party, the Left Bloc, the Communist Party and the Green Party voted in favour of the State Budget for 2017.

Artigo | 16 de September

Throwing money directly at banks doesn’t work because banks want to reduce their balance and are more likely to invest it in speculative ventures than the real economy. By Mariana Mortágua.

Artigo | 9 de September

Catarina Martins reminded the fiscal attack on the middle class from the right-wing government and showed confidence that the recovery of income will continue in 2017.

Artigo | 27 de July

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.

Artigo | 23 de July

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

Artigo | 13 de July

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

Artigo | 6 de July

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.

Artigo | 27 de June
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.
Artigo | 23 de June

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.

Artigo | 21 de June

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.

Artigo | 20 de June

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.

Artigo | 17 de June

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.

Artigo | 16 de June

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

Artigo | 14 de June

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

Artigo | 1 de June

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

Artigo | 27 de May

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.

Artigo | 24 de May

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

Artigo | 20 de May

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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