European Communist Initiative: Anti-NATO intervention in Warsaw!

July 11, 2016 12:26 PM

The event of the European Communist Initiative was taken held in Warsaw on the occasion of the NATO summit on Friday July 8th. ...

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Statement of the European Communist Initiative on the NATO Summit in Warsaw

June 14, 2016 11:20 AM

We, the Communist and Workers' Parties, which participate in the European Communist Initiative, express our firm rejection of NATO and the new aggressive plans to be accepted by the NATO summit ...

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Announcement of the Secretariat of the European Communist Initiative on the 9th of May - The day of the antifascist victory of the peoples

May 9, 2016 9:17 AM

The Great Patriotic war of the Soviet people against the Nazi Germany, which was promoted as being invincible at the time, and its allies in Europe ended with the crushing and unconditional surrender of fascism. The 9th of May is the day that signals the end of the 2nd World War in Europe. The Red Army, by raising the red flag with the hammer and sickle over the Reichstag, completed a great people’s victory against fascism.

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Statement of the Secretariat of the European Communist Initiative on MAY 1st

April 29, 2016 10:10 AM

We are honoring the struggles of the working class and the workers of the world. As Communist Parties, we consider this day not as a holiday, not as a simple annual event, but as an international day of proletarian solidarity and struggle of the working class and all workers. As communist women and men, we are proud of our ideology, our values and ideals, our struggle for social progress, for the rights of peoples, for the liberation of humanity and its emancipation from the yoke of capitalism.

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International Women's Day - Statement of the Secretariat of the European Communist Initiative

March 8, 2016 11:38 AM

The European Communist Initiative sends warm militant greetings on International Women’s Day to all the women workers, unemployed, dismissed workers, pensioners, self-employed, farmers, young women especially from the poor popular strata who are studying and are at the same time working in many instances, the women with disabilities and the mothers of children with disabilities. It particularly expresses its full solidarity with the sorely tested women refugees and immigrants and with all the refugee mothers.

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The USA, the EU and NATO bear enormous responsibilities for the slaughter of the peoples

December 23, 2015 9:21 AM

On the 8th of December, the Plenum of the Parties participating in the European Communist Initiative, took place in Brussels. After discussion and exchange of views the meeting approved two Motions.

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We must respond decisively to capital’s offensive!

December 22, 2015 11:11 AM

On the 8th of December, the Plenum of the Parties participating in the European Communist Initiative, took place in Brussels. After discussion and exchange of views the meeting approved two Motions.

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STATEMENT OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE INITIATIVE ON THE SITUATION OF YOUNG WORKERS AND THE STATE OF VOCATIONAL TRAINING

December 7, 2015 9:59 AM

We have no illusions, unemployment is inherent to the capitalist system that causes all these phenomena, it exploits the working class in order to increase the profitability of the monopolies and to perpetuate its operation.

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Statement of the Secretariat of the European Communist Initiative on the deadly attack in Paris

November 19, 2015 1:34 PM

While imperialism is planning wars, the working class and people are mourning their dead.

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Statement of the Secretariat of the “INITIATIVE” on the problems of school students, university students and young workers

November 4, 2015 11:45 AM

An education system reflects the dominant ideology of the society in which it is based. It reflects the values of the dominant class. Across Europe the class based education system remains a tool in the maintenance of an exploitative society while the parameters of the education system are dictated by the monopolies which have the power in their hands.

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Statement from the European Communist Initiative on the TTIP

September 7, 2015 12:21 PM

The Communist and Workers' Parties that are part of the European Communist Initiative express their firm rejection of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Treaty (TTIP), which is currently under negotiation between the EU and the USA.

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Statement of the Secretariat of the Initiative on World Environment Day

June 4, 2015 12:43 PM

...The environment will be endangered as long as the private ownership of the means of production exists. The conscious planned and balanced impact of man on nature can only exist in a society that is based on the social ownership of all the natural resources and the means for their utilization, on central planning, on production with social prosperity as its criterion...

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Solidarity statement of the Initiative with the CP of the Peoples of Spain

May 20, 2015 1:53 PM

In face of the local and regional elections to be held in Spain in May 24th, the INITIATIVE OF EUROPEAN COMMUNIST AND WORKERS' PARTIES would like to express its full support to the CP of the Peoples of Spain, who is participating in more than 40 cities and towns and 10 regions under the slogan: “The voice of the working class”.

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Press Release on the Meeting of the Secretariat of the European Communist Initiative

May 15, 2015 9:22 AM

The Secretariat of the European COMMUNIST INITIATIVE met on May 8 in Athens, at the HQ of the CC of the KKE in Perissos. The KKE, CP - Italy, CP of the Peoples of Spain, Socialist Party of Latvia, the Hungarian Workers’ Party, the CP of Slovakia, the CP of Sweden, the CP Turkey and the Union of Revolutionary Communists of France participated in the meeting.

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Solidarity Statement with the Communist Party, Turkey

May 15, 2015 10:24 AM

The INITIATIVE of the Communist and Workers’ Parties in Europe, extends its solidarity and support to the Communist Party, Turkey in the parliamentary elections in Turkey to be held on 7th June 2015. The Secretariat of the INITIATIVE recognises that the Communist Party carries out an election campaign and waves the flag of socialism in difficult circumstances.

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RESOLUTION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNIST INITIATIVE OF THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ANTIFASCIST VICTORY OF THE PEOPLES

May 11, 2015 10:28 AM

70 years ago at the daybreak of the 9th of May 1945, the seemingly invincible Germany unconditionally surrendered. The Red Army crushed fascism and raised the red flag with the hammer and sickle high over Berlin...

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RESOLUTION OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNIST INITIATIVE ON THE DANGEROUS DEVELOPMENTS IN UKRAINE AND THE RISE OF ANTICOMMUNISM

May 11, 2015 9:44 AM

The European Communist Initiative during the meeting of the Secretariat in Athens on 8/9 issued the following resolution on the dangerous developments in Ukraine and the rise of anticommunism: ...

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May 1st Declaration of the Secretariat of the Initiative

April 30, 2015 10:55 AM

The first of May –the Day of the working class, is a day to remember and honour the workers who gave their lives for the rights of the working class. It symbolizes its struggle to liberate itself from wage slavery and to abolish the exploitation of man by man, for socialism-communism.

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Statement of the parties of the European Communist Initiative on the right to work and the protection of the unemployed

April 23, 2015 12:12 PM

Despite the misleading messages of European bourgeois governments and the European Union, the unemployment figures remain at very high levels in many countries in Europe. ...

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The European Communist Initiative on International Women's Day

March 7, 2015 12:53 PM

The capitalist system, due to its exploitative character, discriminates against women from the working class and the other poor popular strata, who are class exploited and doubly oppressed. ...

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Statement of the European Communist Initiative on the murderous attacks in France

January 28, 2015 10:09 AM

The European Communist Initiative with sadness and anger condemns the criminal attacks of the so-called “jihadists” in France. ...

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STATEMENT OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE INITIATIVE ON THE EU SUMMIT MEETING

December 19, 2014 12:48 PM

The EU Summit on 18/19 of December 2014 and its decisions constitute an escalation of the offensive of the EU, governments and monopolies against the working class and the poor popular strata in all the EU member-states.

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Solidarity statement of the Secretariat of the Initiative with the Palestinian people

November 29, 2014 10:41 AM

The European Communist “INITIATIVE” calls on the peoples of Europe to strengthen the struggle: For the end of the Israeli occupation and create an independent, viable and sovereign Palestinian ...

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STATEMENT OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE “COMMUNIST INITIATIVE” IN EUROPE ON THE 97TH ANNIVERSARY SOCIALIST OCTOBER REVOLUTION

November 6, 2014 9:11 AM

The great October Socialist Revolution in Russia, 1917, is a historical milestone of the working class’ struggle to overthrow the power of the capitalists, to construct socialism and to abolish the exploitation of man by man. It was a decisive break with the old world order and laid the basis for the political, social and economic liberation of humanity.

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“INITIATIVE” of the CPs of Europe: Report of work and decisions regarding its next activities

October 8, 2014 9:01 AM

The Plenum of the parties that take part in the "INITIATIVE of Communist and Workers' Parties to study and elaborate European issues and to coordinate their activity" was held in Brussels on the 3rd of October. Below you can find the text of G. Marinos' report, on behalf of the Secretariat of the "Initiative", while soon we will publish the closing remarks of the meeting.

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Statement of the Secretariat of the Initiative on the NATO Summit in Wales, 4-5 September 2014

September 4, 2014 3:32 PM

The NATO summit, which is being held on the 4-5 September in Wales, is the launch pad for dangerous decisions at the expense of the peoples. ...

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Statement of the Secretariat of the “INITIATIVE” on the ongoing imperialist interventions and rivalries

August 25, 2014 11:39 AM

The European Communist Initiative expresses its deep concern regarding the warfare that has broken out on a large geographical scale, from Ukraine and the Southeast Mediterranean to the Middle ...

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Statement of the Initiative on the dangerous role of the European Left Party

July 22, 2014 3:35 PM

The economic crisis is harshly beating capitalism and its institutions. This is a moment when the peoples of Europe witness clearly how the European Union means misery, unemployment, destruction ...

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STATEMENT OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE INITIATIVE ON MAY 1ST

April 30, 2014 3:28 PM

Working men and women of Europe, The INITIATIVE of communist and workers’ parties of Europe on the occasion of May 1st addresses warm militant greetings to the working class, the vanguard and ...

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Announcement of the INITIATIVE against anticommunism, against the banning of Communist Parties and their symbols

March 14, 2014 3:50 PM

The historical events and facts have to be evaluated on the basis of the historical experience with the struggle and interests of the working people as the criterion. ...

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Statement of the Secretariat of the INITIATIVE on the "International Women's Day"

March 7, 2014 9:40 PM

The emancipation of women cannot be achieved without a firm struggle against capitalism and imperialism. ...

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PRESS STATEMENT On the meeting of the Secretariat of the European Communist “INITIATIVE”

January 29, 2014 10:02 AM

On the 27/1/2014 the meeting of the 9 member Secretariat of the “INITIATIVE of Communist and Workers’ Parties to study and elaborate European issues and to coordinate their activity” took place in Brussels.

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DECLARATION OF COMMUNIST AND WORKERS’ PARTIES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE WORKING CLASS-PEOPLE’S STRUGGLE, FOR THE EU PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

January 29, 2014 9:14 AM

The “INITIATIVE of communist and workers’ parties in order to study and elaborate European issues and to coordinate their activity”, which was founded in October of 2013 by 29 communist and workers’ party, approved the following DECLARATION which it addresses to the working class, the peoples of Europe and also calls on those communist and workers’ parties of Europe that do not yet participate for the present in the “INITIATIVE”, but can agree with our call and our assessments, to co-sign it, facilitating our common struggle, the unity of our activity, against the anti-people policies and the imperialist unions of the EU and NATO.

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Statement of the Secretariat of the “Initiative” on the imperialist intervention of the EU in Central African Republic

January 29, 2014 9:13 AM

The Secretariat of the European communist “Initiative” denounces the new imperialist military intervention of France and then of the EU in the Central African Republic, which was decided by the ...

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Statement of the Secretariat of the “Initiative” on the recent developments in the Ukraine

January 29, 2014 9:12 AM

The Secretariat of the European communist “Initiative” assesses that the recent bloody developments in the Ukraine highlight the intervention of the USA-EU in the internal affairs of this ...

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Statement of the Secretariat of the “INITIATIVE” on the new tragedy of immigrants in Farmakonisi

January 29, 2014 9:10 AM

On the occasion of the recent tragic shipwreck in Farmakonisi, with two dead and several missing persons, the Secretariat of the European Communist “Initiative” denounces the EU as well as the ...

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"Prohibition of the Communist ideology by the Parliament of Georgia"

January 29, 2014 9:08 AM

On the 31th of May 2011 the Parliament of Georgia adopted the so-called "Freedom Charter", which prohibits the Communist ideology and the use of Soviet symbols in the public areas. ...

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FREE THE FOUR CUBAN HEROES

December 30, 2013 11:17 AM

On the eve of the 55th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, the INITIATIVE issued the following statement:

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Resolution of the COMMUNIST INITIATIVE on the EU Summit for Common Security and Defence Policy

The EU Summit of December 19th-20th deepens the warmongering policies of the European Union and increases parasitic military expenditure. The parties that participate in the "INITIATIVE of communist and workers’ parties in order to study and elaborate European issues and to coordinate their activity” consider that the decisions which are being adopted at the European Summit on the 19/12/2013 confirm the imperialist and militaristic character of the European Union and advance the strengthening of the aggressive and interventionist military capabilities of the European Union and its member States.

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The INITIATIVE of Communist and Workers’ Parties of Europe was founded

On the 1st of October 2013 in a meeting room of the EU Parliament in Brussels, at the initiative of the KKE, the founding meeting was held of the “INITIATIVE of communist and workers’ parties in order to study and elaborate European issues and to coordinate their activity”.

The decision to reinforce of their cooperation, on the basis of a specific founding declaration, which describes the principles of the INITIATIVE, was expressed by the following 29 communist and workers’ parties from EU countries and other European countries as well:

  • Party of Labour of Austria

  • Communist Party of the Workers of Belarus

  • New Communist Party of Britain

  • Union of Communists in Bulgaria

  • Party of Bulgarian Communists

  • Socialist Workers’ Party of Croatia

  • Communist Party in Denmark

  • Pole of Communist Revival in France

  • Union of Revolutionary Communists of France

  • Communist Party of Macedonia

  • Unified Communist Party of Georgia

  • Communist Party of Greece

  • Hungarian Workers' Party

  • The Workers' Party of Ireland

  • Communists People’s Left-Communist Party of Italy

  • Socialist Party of Latvia

  • Socialist People’s Front of Lithuania

  • Communist Party of Malta

  • People’s Resistance Moldova

  • Communist Party of Norway

  • Communist Party of Poland

  • Communist Workers' Party of Russia

  • Communist Party of Soviet Union

  • New Communist Party of Yugoslavia

  • Communist Party of Slovakia

  • Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain

  • Communist Party of Sweden

  • Communist Party, Turkey

  • Union of Communists of Ukraine

A step for Unity

In his introductory intervention, G. Marinos, member of the PB of the CC of the KKE, noted the following: “We would like to sincerely thank the 29 Communist and Workers’ Parties that decided to take part in the INITIATIVE to study and elaborate European issues and to coordinate their struggle.

We would like to thank the comrades that contributed in a creative way by supporting this effort, with their proposals and their remarks in order for us to reach to this point and organize our first founding meeting.

It is a significant step which serves particular needs.

Our INITIATIVE serves the unity of the communist movement in Europe and the strengthening of the struggle of the communist parties for the interests of the working class, the popular strata, the youth.

We are deeply aware of our responsibility. The problems are sharpening, the capitalist crisis of overproduction and capital over-accumulation which is the other side of capitalist development has led millions of working class and popular families to unemployment and poverty, the labour’s exploitation by capital is being intensified, the future of the youth is being undermined.

Our INITIATIVE serves the need for the concentration of forces and the planned activity against the EU, the union of capital.

We have experience, the people experience the painful consequences of the Treaty of Maastricht, of the Lisbon Treaty, the strategy “Europe2020”the harsh measures of the “Reinforced Economic Governance”. They face the imperialist aggressiveness which is spearheaded by “the common Foreign Security and Defence Policy”, and its common activity with the USA and NATO.

Our INITIATIVE serves the joint struggle for the elections for the European Parliament and other forthcoming political battles.

We will wage the battle of the EU parliamentary elections in a determined way with as our criteria the people’s needs, the people’s interests against the European Union and its strategy. Against the bourgeois, liberal and social democratic parties which serve the interests of capital, against the forces of opportunism which support the EU and follow the line of capitalism’s management.

This is not something easy, it will be strenuous, we will face difficulties but we can fight against them. We will act collectively and in a planned way for our common goals.

We will support this effort with the contribution of all parties, with responsibility and persistence, an effort which will lend impetus to the struggle of the communist movement in Europe and will have a positive impact on the international communist movement.

We have made a good start, aware of our obligations and tasks. We start with 29 communist parties and in the course we will make efforts so that other parties that agree with the founding declaration and today are hesitating to join us will participate in the Initiative. The door is open, the discussion is continuing.

Dear comrades,

Our agreement on the founding declaration has a great significance because it allows us to begin with a solid basis and so that we can develop this communist initiative. The leading forces of the ELP have made their own choices, they support the EU and its basic strategic positions.

They support a union of capital which is continuingly becoming more reactionary and dangerous, they have renounced the principles of our worldview, the principles of Marxism-Leninism. The responsibility is theirs, we believe that the communists will draw valuable conclusions and will support our INITIATIVE.

The plan of activity in the following period

Dear comrades,

Today we can set the basis for the plan of the activity of the next period, enriching our goals of struggle and our interventions.

In this direction we propose that we proceed as follows:

  • To prepare an intervention regarding the EU Summit Meeting in December which will examine important issues at the expense of the peoples including the revision of the EU Common Security and Defence Policy.

  • To immediately prepare an intervention for the release of the 4 Cuban militants who are imprisoned in the USA and to take a position against the EU common position.

  • To prepare in good time a statement on the EU parliamentary elections to be issued in January, following up in April with a short appeal.

  • To prepare an intervention against anticommunism, against the banning of Communist Parties and their symbols and to issue it in February 2014.

  • In February 2014 to take a position on the role of the EU parties, including the ELP.

  • To prepare a special position on the capitalist restructurings promoted by the EU for March 2014 and to highlight the consequences at the expense of the workers and particularly the youth.

  • By the beginning of April to prepare a position on the EU Common Foreign Security and Defence Policy of the EU and the participation in imperialist wars.

The abovementioned will take place through consultation with the Secretariat of the INITIATIVE and there will be a specific allocation of tasks regarding the issues of the plan of the activity which will be agreed on today.

Dear comrades,

Let us also look at two issues:

First: submitting questions to the EU Parliament on the problems of the workers in various European countries utilizing the communist MEPs.

Second: the organization of joint meetings in various countries utilizing cadres from the CPs that participate in the Initiative in order to exchange experience and support the activities of our parties.

Dear comrades,

We start together a very important effort and we are obliged to devote our forces in order for the INITIATIVE to succeed, for the interests of the working class, the popular strata, the youth.

We wish you all strength and every success.”

The founding declaration of the INITIATIVE is as follows:

Founding Declaration of the INITIATIVE of Communist and Workers’ Parties to study and elaborate European issues and to coordinate their activity.

The following communist and workers' parties of the EU member states, associated related states, and other European countries, declare:

We support the principles of scientific socialism and are united by the vision of a society without the exploitation of man by man, without poverty, social injustice and imperialist wars.

We consider that the EU is capital's choice. It promotes measures in favour of the monopolies, the concentration and centralization of capital; it is strengthening its characteristics as an imperialist economic, political and military bloc opposed to the interests of the working class, the popular strata; it intensifies armaments, authoritarianism, state repression, limiting sovereign rights.

It is our assessment that the European Union is the European imperialist centre, supports the aggressive plans against the peoples, and is aligned with the USA and NATO. It has militarism as a structural element.

We consider that there is another development path for the peoples. The perspective of another Europe, the prosperity of the peoples, social progress, democratic rights, equal cooperation, peace, and socialism are highlighted through the workers' struggles.

We believe in the right of every people to choose its own sovereign path of development, including the right to disengage from the multi-level dependencies on the EU and NATO, as well as the right to choose socialism.

We are not full members of the so-called "European Parties", which are formed by the EU and amongst them the so-called "European Left Party".

We decided through this founding declaration to establish the "INITIATIVE of communist and workers' parties in order to study and elaborate European issues and to coordinate their activity".

Every communist and workers' party from an EU member state or associated state, as well as from other European countries that accepts this Declaration and its conditions can participate in this INITIATIVE.

The goal of the INITIATIVE is to contribute to the research and study of issues concerning Europe, particularly concerning the EU, the political line which is drawn up in its framework and has an impact on the lives of the workers, as well as to assist the elaboration of joint positions of the parties and the coordination of their solidarity and their other activities.

The INITIATIVE, which is addressed primarily to the communist and workers' parties of EU countries, keeps the possibility open for a multi-facetted cooperation with communist and workers' parties of countries that are not EU member-states or are associated states.

Every year it shall carry out at least one meeting of its members and agrees on a corresponding Secretariat to coordinate the activity of the INITIATIVE.

The meetings of the Secretariat shall be made known in advance and are also open to the other members of the INITIATIVE.

The INITIATIVE has a joint symbol: a worker who is breaking the chains of capital

It has a website to promote its positions and the positions of the parties that comprise it. The Secretariat will manage this joint website, which will be agreed on by the parties that participate in the INITIATIVE.”

Election of a Secretariat

The parties that participated in the Founding Meeting approved a provisional operating framework of the initiative, the Common Symbol of the Initiative and elected a 9 member Secretariat to coordinate their activity. The following parties participate in the Secretariat: the KKE, the Hungarian Workers’ Party, the Workers’ Party of Ireland, Communists People’s Left-Communist Party of Italy, the Socialist Party of Latvia, the Communist Party of Slovakia, the Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain, the Communist Party of Sweden and the Communist Party, Turkey.

The "INITIATIVE" on the map



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