Pedro Guerreiro, member of the Central Committee of the Portuguese Communist Party on the conclusions of the EU summit of 8 December
The European Council have confirmed the essential purpose of the process of capitalist integration of the European Union: the imposition of an agenda based on the exploitation and impoverishment of workers, of more austerity for the people in order to ensure the protection of the profits of financial capital, of subordination of national sovereignty to the interests of the powers hegemonised by Germany.
The Communist Party of Portugal underlines and denounces the gravity of the the decision on the so called “fiscal union” which constitutes a coup d’etat with respect to the sovereign decision-making of each country. We repudiate the subservient attitude and contempt for the national interest shown by the [Portuguese] prime minister’s agreement with this decision.
With regard to the proposal to introduce a limit on the deficit in the [Portuguese] constitution, this is a genuine constitutional coup d’etat that seriously undermines sovereignty that no government, without the express backing of its people, should proceed with.