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13 de Janeiro, 2016 - 11:03h

A parliamentary motion on condemning political oppression in Angola, presented by the Left Bloc was rejected by votes from the PCP, PSD and CDS, together with abstentions from the PS. Motions on condemning nuclear tests by North Korea, put forward by the Left Bloc, the PSD and CDS, were also approved.

12 de Janeiro, 2016 - 14:33h

Santander bank has benefitted from a solution imposed by the ECB and the Bank of Portugal over an offer from the North American Apollo Fund which would have saved the state 1.7bn.

11 de Janeiro, 2016 - 10:43h

The Left Bloc's vote of condolence pays homage to Sêvê Demir, Pakize Nayir and Fatma Uyar, feminists and Kurdish movement activists who were killed by the Turkish regime.

8 de Janeiro, 2016 - 11:40h

Parliament discussed a proposal presented by the Left Bloc banning tax authorities from selling homes of families with tax debts. A Socialist Party law on the same subject, which goes beyond what was originally written in the government programme, was also voted.

2 de Janeiro, 2016 - 16:59h

The party voted against the proposed balanced budget amendment presented by the Minister of Finance, along with the Communist Party (PCP) and the Greens (PEV), signatories of the agreement which enabled this government. The proposal was only approved due to the abstention of PSD.

28 de Dezembro, 2015 - 17:58h

“Get them out of there” was the message from a country tired of being misled and unable to take any more poverty. And we have answered that message. By Catarina Martins.

20 de Dezembro, 2015 - 10:29h

 With the election of its former coordinator, for the first time Left Bloc has a representative on the advisory board to the President of the Republic. Domingos Abrantes is also the first representative of the Communist Party on this board since 2006. This is another consequence of the agreement with the left.

Marisa Matias, with António Capelo and José Manuel Pureza, presented 12.000 signed nominations to formalise her candidature at the Constitucional Court. Foto Paulete Matos
18 de Dezembro, 2015 - 16:06h

Marisa Matias presented this Thursday, at the Constitutional Court of Lisbon, 12,000 signed nominations to formalise her presidential candidacy.

Photo Catarina Oliveira
17 de Dezembro, 2015 - 15:23h

At a public hearing on “A law against precarious work conditions: how to really rectify the situation for false autonomous workers” last Tuesday, the Left Bloc MP José Soeiro argued that improvements were needed for Law no. 63/2013, “the only progressive amendment to the Labour Law” in recent years.

15 de Dezembro, 2015 - 10:25h

Esquerda.net/English interviewed Mariana Mortágua, economist and Left Bloc MP, about the measures of the agreement signed between the Socialist Party and left-wing parties. You can read the interview or watch the video here. The translated agreement can be read here.

10 de Dezembro, 2015 - 20:38h

The Council for Social Dialogue meets today to discuss the increase of minimum wage. Soeiro, Left Bloc MP, ensured that regardless of the outcome there will be an increase to 535€ by January 1st, as agreed.

9 de Dezembro, 2015 - 14:46h

Esquerda.net/English interviewed Marisa Matias, the MEP and Presidential candidate of the Left Bloc, about her candidacy and her role in the Special Committee investigating financial scandals in the European Commission. You can read the interview or watch the video below.

4 de Dezembro, 2015 - 16:39h

At the end of the debate on the government programme, the right submitted a motion rejecting the government led by António Costa, which was not approved by PS and the left. Left-wing parties warned PS that, in spite of the agreement, they will not abandon their own programmes.

2 de Dezembro, 2015 - 16:58h

It was those voters excluded by Cavaco who turned the game on its head for the centre right. But this journey has only just begun. By Jorge Costa.

1 de Dezembro, 2015 - 22:50h

Willingness to discuss an agreement to turn the page on austerity and stop the right remaining in government was announced before and during the election campaign. It was further boosted by the voters, who took away the PSD/CDS coalition's overall majority. See the timeline of events up to the fall of the government’s programme.

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