Sunday, 18. February 2018

On the 50th anniversary of casting US Navy soldiers to the sea by university students, the Communist Youth of Turkey (TKG) condemned the neo-Ottomanist aspirations and declared the conditions to free Turkey from imperialism.

According to the news portal soL, 50 years after the casting of the soldiers of the US Navy 6th Fleet out to the sea by university students in Istanbul, the Communist Youth of Turkey (TKG) issued a declaration about their anti-imperialist stance.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meetings on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference

As we have already announced, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will attend the Munich Security Conference. We received a lot of questions regarding his bilateral and multilateral meetings planned as side events of the Conference.

Now I can confirm the following meetings on the sidelines of the Conference: meetings with Foreign Minister of Japan Taro Kono, OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger, Foreign Minister of Spain Alfonso Dastis, Foreign Minister of Egypt Sameh Shoukry, Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Foreign Minister of Slovakia, President of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly Miroslav Lajcak, Foreign Minister of Moldova Tudor Ulianovschi, Foreign Minister of Croatia Marija Pejcinovic-Buric, and President of Greek New Democracy opposition party Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

The labour movement is failing to voice the interests of workers and their families in the Brexit debate, according to Britain's Communists.

'Echoing the fears and aspirations of the CBI, the Institute of the Directors and the City of London casino is not the same as speaking up for working class interests', general secretary Robert Griffiths told the Communist Party's political committee on Wednesday evening.

dkp logo neuFollowing the completion of the negotiations between the SPD and CDU/CSU in Germany, chair of German Communist Party (DKP) Patrik Köbele has shared a press release, regarding the outcome. Köbele called for democrats to reject the grand coalition appeal.

The chair of German Communist Party (DKP) Patrik Köbele commenced his analysis with clarifying that SPD is wanted to have its place in the government.

Especially some of the ministerial positions were appointed as if “good bait catching fine fish”, to convince the members of SPD and influence their decision in the upcoming days to get an approval.
The British Government is attempting to renege on its commitment to prevent a hard border in Ireland and the EU should insist Brexit negotiations cannot move to the next phase until they do so, Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said.
Sinn Féin Spokesperson for Children and Youth Affairs DeniseMitchell TD has called on the Government to take immediate steps to tackle thescourge of child homelessness and child poverty.

Speaking following the launch of the Children’s RightsAlliance’s annual Report Card, Deputy Mitchell said:

The SDLP Leader should be less concerned about embarrassing the British Prime Minister and more focused on the rights and entitlements of Irish citizens, Sinn Féin’s Raymond McCartney has said.

The Foyle MLA was commenting after Colum Eastwood complained that the Taoiseach and the British Prime Minister had been left ‘embarrassed’ by the lack of a deal to restore the Executive.

The Workers’ Party have condemned Friday’s confirmation from the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU) that excess water charges are to be introduced from 2019.

Speaking on the matter, Workers’ Party representative Séamus McDonagh said:

“We have to assume that this is a way of introducing water charges by the back door, plain and simple.

Speaking after meeting with the British and Irish governments today, Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD said this week is “decision time for the talks process”.

Mary Lou McDonald said:

“Today Michelle O’Neill, our party chair Declan Kearney and I had the opportunity to meet with both An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and with British Prime Minister Theresa May and we gave them our assessment of the talks so far.

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