The Left group has decided to welcome Movimento 5 Stelle. To confirm political convergence, The Left and M5S have agreed to take a six-months period of time with a reciprocal observer status. We are confident that we will cooperate in a constructive and productive way to confirm convergence between The Left and M5S, to work together for the people and the planet.

Manon Aubry, co-chair of The Left: “We are delighted to welcome the 5 Star Movement to our group. This decision was made in agreement with our Italian friends in Sinistra Italiana, and we ensured that M5S aligned with our political stance. The Left is the group that represents antifascism, fights for workers’ rights, pursues ambitious climate action, and opposes austerity. We reaffirm this commitment and are pleased to do so with an even larger group. We are the primary opposition to the Von Der Leyen coalition and serve as a bulwark against the extreme right and their racist and sexist ideas.”

Pasquale Tridico, Head of the M5S delegation in the European Parliament: “We express our gratitude to The Left group and all its members for engaging in a productive dialogue during the Bureau meeting and for the warm welcome. Over the next five years, we are committed to collaborating with our new colleagues to advocate for a more socially conscious Europe, opposing poverty and austerity policies. Additionally, we will actively pursue a diplomatic solution in all the war zones, recognising the urgent need for peace across Europe and the world.”

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