Party of the European Left


Party of the European Left

Infobox_European_Political_Party
party_name = Party of the European Left
party_name_de = Partei der Europäischen Linken
party_name_fr = Parti de la Gauche Européenne
party_name_it = Partito della Sinistra Europea
party_name_es = Partido de la Izquierda Europea
party_articletitle = Party of the European Left
party_
president = Lothar Bisky
foundation = May 8, 2004
ideology = Communism
Socialism
international = "none"
europarl = European United Left - Nordic Green Left
colours = Red
headquarters = rue Parnasse / Parnassusstraat 30 1050 Brussels, Belgium
website = [http://www.european-left.org/ www.european-left.org]
The European Left party is a political party at European level and an association of socialist and communist political parties in the European Union and other European countries. It was formed in January 2004 for the purposes of running in the 2004 European Parliament elections. It was founded on May 8, 2004 in Rome.

Its first congress took place on October 8 2005 in Athens. The second congress was held 23–25 November 2007 in Prague. [ [http://www.european-left.org/Members/mherberg/pressrelease.2007-05-04.1051619855 Press release of the EL Executive Board meeting in Tallinn, May 2007] ]

Several of the member and observer parties participate also in the more radical European Anticapitalist Left.

Member Parties

Observer Parties

As well as those of member and observer parties, individuals may also hold membership of the party [ [http://www.european-left.org/english/about_the_el/individual_members/ EL statute, article six] ] . National networks of individual members exist in Italy [ [http://www.european-left.org/nc/english/news/news_archive/news_archive/browse/10/zurueck/news-archive/artikel/the-european-left-is-growing/ Approved 2006] ] and Britain [ [http://www.euroleft.org.uk Since 2008] ] .

References

ee also

*European Anticapitalist Left
*European United Left - Nordic Green Left

External links

*http://www.european-left.org - Official Website
*http://www.sinistraeuropea.it - Italian Website
* [http://www.madhattersimc.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=2734 Article on founding meeting]
* [http://www.pds-online.de/partei/international/dokumente/view_html?zid=59&bs=1&n=8 PDS press release (in German)]


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