Politicians and Election, Vote in Freedom, Actively Participate in Democracy, Vote for Change, Online referendum
left right

Details GUE/NGL

> European Union > Parties > European United Left–Nordic Green Left
 GUE/NGL  GUE/NGL
 GUE/NGL
European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) is a left-wing political group in the European Parliament.
email

DESCRIPTION OF CANDIDATE: 

GUE/NGL

ENG:

 

European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) is a left-wing political group with seats in the European Parliament since 1995.

 

According to its 1994 constituent declaration, the group is opposed to the present European political structure, but committed to integration. That declaration sets out three aims for the construction of another Europe: the total change of institutions to make them "fully democratic"; and breaking with "neo-liberal monetarist policies"; and a policy of co-development and equitable cooperation. The group wants to disband NATO and "strengthen the OSCE".

 

The group is ambiguous between reformism and revolution, leaving it up to each party to decide on the manner they deem best suited to achieve these aims. As such, it has simultaneously positioned itself as "insiders" within the European institutions, enabling it to influence the decisions made by co-decision, and as "outsiders" by its willingness to seek "another Union" which would abolish the Maastricht Treaty.

 

Formal name: Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left

Ideology: Communism, Democratic socialism, Ecosocialism, Anticapitalism, Eurocommunism

Founded: 6 January 1995

Preceded by: European United Left (1994–1995)

Chaired by: 

  • Alonso José Puerta (1999-2004)
  • Francis Wurtz (2004-2009)
  • Lothar Bisky (2009-2012)
  • Gabriele Zimmer (2012)

 

source

November 2, 2009

updated: 2013-11-25

icon European United Left–Nordic Green Left
icon European United Left–Nordic Green Left
icon European United Left–Nordic Green Left
icon European United Left–Nordic Green Left
icon European United Left–Nordic Green Left
icon European United Left–Nordic Green Left

ElectionsMeter is not responsible for the content of the text. Please refer always to the author. Every text published on ElectionsMeter should include original name of the author and reference to the original source. Users are obliged to follow notice of copyright infringement. Please read carefully policy of the site. If the text contains an error, incorrect information, you want to fix it, or even you would like to mange fully the content of the profile, please contact us. contact us..

 
load menu