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25th April, Carnation Revolution demonstration in Lisbon, by Paulete Matos
5 de Maio, 2017 - 20:51h

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
6 de Abril, 2017 - 17:53h

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

Left Bloc´s poster for the YES campaign for the voluntary termination of pregnancy, reading "yes, to end the humiliation".
15 de Fevereiro, 2017 - 12:17h

On February 11th 2007, the “yes” campaign won the referendum by a margin of 59,25% of the votes, voting in favour of the decriminalisation of the voluntary interruption of pregnancy on request, in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy.

"We do not have to choose between neoliberals and the far right. We can choose to regain democracy and workers’ rights", said Catarina Martins. Photo by Paulete Matos.
16 de Janeiro, 2017 - 11:48h

Catarina Martins said this Sunday in Berlin, in a tribute to Rosa Luxemburg organised by Die Linke, that "we’re all victims of a neoliberal European Union that attacks workers’ rights to protect the big banks and corporations".

Catarina Martins, the Left Bloc’s national chairwoman.
5 de Janeiro, 2017 - 11:56h

Catarina Martins’ New Year message focused on the international situation.

Plenary of the National Parliament
2 de Dezembro, 2016 - 16:10h

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.

Donald Trump on the electoral night
16 de Novembro, 2016 - 10:49h

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.

Catarina Martins, the Left Bloc’s national chairwoman, speaks in Parliament.
6 de Novembro, 2016 - 15:57h

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

16 de Setembro, 2016 - 12:31h

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.

9 de Setembro, 2016 - 16:59h

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.

27 de Julho, 2016 - 23:26h

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.

23 de Julho, 2016 - 17:02h

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

13 de Julho, 2016 - 12:06h

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

6 de Julho, 2016 - 15:25h

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.

27 de Junho, 2016 - 16:55h
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.