Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Appeal by communist and workers' parties of the EU

Let the people decide!
We say NO to the new EU Treaty


The European Union is on the way to become a political, economic and military "Great Power". The leading politicians of the EU, who are not representing the people but rather the interests of the great industry, of the banks and of imperialism, have taken the necessary decisions for this development.
The so called "Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe", that was meant to speed up this strategy, has collapsed due to the vote of the people in France and in the Netherlands as well as due to the broad resistance of the people in the EU countries. The ruling forces are now aiming to adopt a so-called "reform treaty" or "EU Treaty", aimed to implement and to force a policy of social destruction and of militarisation in a more reactionary direction and on conventional basis, against the interests of the people. The military policy of the EU goes in direct concurrency with the aggressive policy of the USA and is at the same time deepening the dependence on the US policy. With the aim of depriving the peoples of their vested right to directly decide, the new text will be called "EU Treaty" instead of "Constitution". This treaty shall be discussed and adopted by an Intergovernmental Conference behind closed doors.
The undersigned communist and workers parties of EU countries say NO to such new Treaty as well as to the method of its adoption behind the people’s back. All people – be they workers, peasants, employees, unemployed, homeless, pupils or students – must have the same right to decide as the politicians, no matter whether in the national legislation of their countries the possibility for a referendum is given or not.
We demand the total disclosure of the entire content of the "EU Treaty" including all supplementary previsions.
We demand to put the "EU Treaty" for decision by the peoples of all EU countries.
We call upon the citizens in all EU countries:
Say NO to the organised social destruction and to the further militarization of the EU!
Say NO to the new "EU Treaty"!

Belgium
Communist Party of Belgium Wallonie Bruxelles
Communist Party of Flanders
Workers’ Party of Belgium (PTB)

Britain
Communist Party of Britain
New Communist Party of Britain

Bulgaria
Communist Party of Bulgaria
Party of the Bulgarian Communists (former Bulgarian CP G. Dimitrov)

Cyprus
The Progressive Party of the Working People-AKEL (Cyprus)

Czech Republic
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia

Denmark

Communist Party in Denmark
Communist Party of Denmark

Finland
Communist Party of Finland

Germany
German Communist Party (DKP)

Greece
Communist Party of Greece (KKE)

Hungary
Hungarian Communist Workers’ Party

Ireland
Communist Party of Ireland
The Workers’ Party of Ireland

Latvia
Socialist Party of Latvia

Lithuania
Socialist Party of Lithuania

Luxembourg
Communist Party of Luxembourg (KPL)

Netherlands
New Communist Party of the Netherlands

Romania
Socialist Alliance Party Romania

Spain
Communist Party of Peoples of Spain

Sweden
Communist Party of Sweden