Delegations from twelve Communist and Workers’ Parties from Europe participated in the event: Labour Party of
Austria (PdA), Communist Revolutionary Party of France (PCRF), Communist
Party of Greece (KKE), Swiss Communist Party, Workers’ Party of
Ireland, Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE), Communist Front
of Italy, New Communist Party of the Netherlands (NCPN), Union of
Communists of Ukraine, Communist Party of Sweden (SKP), Communist Party
of Turkey (TKP), Communist Workers’ Party of Finland.
In his introductory speech, the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the KKE Dimitris Koutsoumbas welcomed the representatives and expressed his appreciation for their solidarity and support towards the KKE and the struggles of the labour-popular movement in Greece.
Among other things, Koutsoumbas stressed the importance of supporting the fair struggle of the
Palestinian people and emphasized, among other things, that “we defend
the right of the Palestinian people to have their own homeland, an
independent Palestinian state, on the borders of 1967, with East
Jerusalem as its capital, next to Israel.”
Koutsoumbas underlined that the refugees must return and the political prisoners must be released from the Israeli prisons.
The full introductory speech of the KKE General Secretary will be published in the following days.
It is noted that the founding meeting of the European Communist Action comes two months after the termination of the activity of the European Communist Initiative.