left
About the group

The Left

Our group brings together left-wing MEPs in the European Parliament.

We stand up for workers, environment, feminism, peace & human rights. What unites us is the vision of a socially equitable and sustainable Europe based on international solidarity.

The major policies of the European Union and its countries have not reflected this vision thus far. EU policy is too frequently based on a radically market-oriented logic of competition both within the EU and towards the rest of the world. 

We are fighting for more and better jobs and educational opportunities, for social security and social solidarity, for a respectful way to deal with our earth and its resources, for cultural exchange and diversity, for sustainable economic development and for a consistent and strong peace policy. These must constitute, from our point of view, the ultimate goals of the European integration process.

The European Union must become a project of its people and cannot remain a project of the elites. We want equal rights for women and men, civil rights and liberties and the enforcement of human rights. Anti-Fascism and anti-racism are also a strong part of the tradition of left movements in Europe.