From today, Friday, till Sunday (21 January) Democratic Socialists from the European Community, are meeting in London to discuss the construction of a Socialist Europe.
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CU Gerhard Flaming (Germany) ZOOM TO GV group at table
SCU Sir Ghoffrey de Freitas speaking
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Background: From today, Friday, till Sunday (21 January) Democratic Socialists from the European Community, are meeting in London to discuss the construction of a Socialist Europe. In his opening speech this morning, Sir Geoffrey de Freitas M.P., the International President of the Movement (called "Europe Left"), welcomed not only the delegates from the Nine forming the enlarged E.E.C. but also delegates from the Spanish and Greek socialist parties. Study sessions will discuss the themes: "A Policy for the Third World", "A Socialist Industrial Policy for Europe" and "The Construction of a Democratic Europe and the role of the Socialist Parties."
SYNOPSIS: Democratic Socialist from most European nations are at St Ermine Hotel in London for a three-day meeting.
The "Europe Left" Movement aims at the creation of a united, democratic and socialist continent. Started in London 25 years ago, it embraces socialist parties from the 9 countries of the Enlarged European Community.
The International President is British Parliamentarian Sir Geoffrey de Freitas, who gave the opening speech -- 35 of the delegates -- over 80 in all -- are parliamentarians from E.E.C. countries. But representatives of the Spanish and Greek socialist are also attending. Sir Geoffrey referred to "other Europeans both in the East and in the West who (he felt confident) will one day join and work for European democratic socialism."
Internationalism is a keynote of this meeting, and one of the topics is a Socialist Industrial Policy for Europe.