No to the EU

The Union of European Monopolies


When you have an EU that creates more unemployment than jobs, and reforms that favour the bosses and worsen the conditions of the workers.

When you have an EU that claims that the euro reduces inflation, while the population suffers from the rising cost of living (food, drugs, public transportation, fuel oil).

When you have an EU that pretends to defend peace, while it establishes a European Army for combat in cooperation with NATO and leads wars to protect the investments of EU companies around the world.

When you have an EU that pretends to defend its member states but builds a supranational state that governs with dictates to its member states. When you have an EU that urgently demands the free movement of labour power, but promotes xenophobia and reaction to split and divide the

working class.

When you have an EU that pretends to be the guardian of the environment and climate, but leaves the multinational companies free to pollute, to loot the resources and to export toxic waste to Africa.

When you have an EU that does not allow people to express their opposition to the EU, such as the Danish NO in 1992 and 2015, the Irish NO in 2008, the Dutch and the French in 2005 and the British in 2017.

When you have a European Parliament that is a mask for the financial oligarchy, a source of discord between the traditional parties of austerity and the populist parties that spread social demagogy, chauvinism and  racism.

When we are faced with such an EU, we the workers and peoples of the European countries must say “Enough! Never again!”

We do not believe your lies. You cannot and will never want to turn this Union of European Monopolies into something that benefits the working class, the people and the youth. The facts show the opposite.

The European Union is an imperialist, neoliberal, capitalist and warlike construction for the benefit of the monopolies and the rich. Defending the EU and the values of the financial oligarchy does not serve as a bulwark against the extreme right, the nationalist and fascist forces, much less opens the door to solidarity and international cooperation with other peoples who do not want to be dominated by the diktats of the EU.

The peoples of many countries are protesting, striking and demonstrating against the consequences of the politics of the EU and the governments of its member states.

We support these protests and participate in them. We defend the right of all peoples and nations to exercise their sovereignty and to decide their own future.

This cannot be resolved by placing a ballot in the polls of the elections of the European Parliament in May 2019. We develop international solidarity and fight against nationalist and chauvinistic policies.

February 2019

The Parties and Organisations of Europe of the ICMLPO (International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organisations)

Workers’Communist Party of Denmark – APK
Communist Party of the Workers of France – PCOF
Organisation for the Construction of a Communist Workers’ Party of Germany
Movement for the Reorganisation of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE 1918-1955)
Communist Platform – for the Communist Party of the Proletariat of Italy
Marxist-Leninist Organisation Revolution of Norway
Communist Party of Spain (Marxist-Leninist) PCE (m-1)
Labour Party – EMEP (Turkey)

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