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Elections for Members of European Parliament (MEPs) are being held on May 23 through 26! For this occasion, the European Web Site on Integration is publishing a series on what national political parties are saying about migrant and refugee integration in the EU.

In their programmes for the European Parliament elections, no Bulgarian political party made any significant mention of the integration of migrants or refugees. Even in general terms, the parties do not indicate that they view migrants as contributing positively to Bulgarian society. Nor do they view migration as a priority at the national level.

However, some of the political parties see migration as a priority at the European level, but their emphasis is on border control, return and readmission and enhancing coordination on migration control at the European level. One party (BSP – Coalition for Bulgaria) mentioned increased EU budget support for countries impacted by migration, but it is unlikely that the party has in mind any significant financial support for integration measures.

Bulgarians will elect 17 MEPs to the European Parliament. The MEPs are likely to come from:

  • GERB (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria)
  • BSP (Coalition for Bulgaria)
  • DPS (Movement for Rights and Freedoms)
  • IMRO (Bulgarian National Movement)
  • Democratic Bulgaria coalition (Yes Bulgaria, Democrats for Strong Bulgaria and the Greens)
  • Volya

The BSP is expected to gain seats, while the DPS and Bulgaria Uncensored are expected to lose seats. Bulgaria Uncensored won two seats in the 2014 elections but is expected to lose both seats this time.

See the party programmes: GERB (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria), BSP (Coalition for Bulgaria), DPS (Movement for Rights and Freedoms), IMRO (Bulgarian National Movement), Democratic Bulgaria coalition (Yes Bulgaria, Democrats for Strong Bulgaria and the Greens)

Volya has not published a programme for the elections, though they have published information about their candidates and election-related news.

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Elections for Members of European Parliament (MEPs) are being held on May 23 through 26! For this occasion, the European Web Site on Integration is publishing a series on what national political parties are saying about migrant and refugee integration in the EU.

Voters in Italy will elect 73 MEPs to the European Parliament. During the election campaigns, the political debate in Italy has mainly focused on national economic issues. Immigration issues, such as border control and EU burden-sharing, are also debated, but integration is hardly discussed and almost absent in the party programmes.

When it comes to the integration of third-country nationals, the parties most frequently mention common values of anti-discrimination and equality, as well as matters related to the budget for integration and the EU's role in integration. The only party that pays detailed attention to the issue of migrant integration, +Europa (More Europe), is not likely to pass the 4% minimum threshold needed to win a seat.

The 73 Italian MEPs are likely to come from Lega Nord (Northern League), Movimento 5 Stelle (5 Star Movement), Partito Democratico (Democratic Party), Forza Italia and Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy). The two ruling parties in Italy, Lega Nord and Movimento 5 Stelle, are expected to gain seats and become the top parties of these elections, whereas Partito Democratico (the top party in the 2014 elections) and Forza Italia are expected to lose seats. Fratelli d’Italia is likely to enter the European Parliament for the first time.

Of the parties that published programmes for the elections, four parties mention the integration of migrants or refugees in some way. These parties are Movimento 5 Stelle, Partito Democratico, + Europa and Fratelli d’Italia. They most frequently discuss topics related to anti-discrimination and social cohesion, the EU’s role in integration and the budget for integration, which are presented in an interrelated manner, with some statements covering more than one thematic aspect of integration.

DIVERSITY & SOCIAL COHESION

+Europa

Original Text

“Il fenomeno migratorio verso l’Europa deve essere affrontato con gli strumenti del diritto internazionale, investendo nelle politiche d’integrazione, cioè nelle sole politiche che incrementano la coesione sociale, ripensando l’urbanistica e investendo nelle periferie, per superarne il degrado.” (Pag 14)

Unofficial Translation

The instruments to deal with the phenomenon of immigration are international law and the funding of integration policies, which are the only measures increasing social cohesion, new urban planning and investing in suburbs in order to overcome social decline. (Page 14)

Partito Democratico

Original Text

“Lavoreremo per l’adozione di una direttiva orizzontale contro ogni discriminazione per avere un'Europa più accessibile e che offra opportunità e ricchezza. Tutti i Paesi membri devono estendere i diritti e le tutele per tutte le cittadine e i cittadini senza alcuna forma di discriminazione. È inammissibile che la direttiva orizzontale sia bloccata da dieci anni in Consiglio. Saremo sempre al fianco delle associazioni, dei movimenti e dei singoli attivisti impegnati nella difesa, promozione ed estensione dei diritti per la piena uguaglianza tra le persone ovunque in Europa.” (Pag 15)

Unofficial Translation

We will work for the adoption of an EU horizontal directive against all discrimination in order to create a more accessible Europe that can provide opportunities and wealth. All EU member states must extend rights and protections for all citizens without any form of discrimination. It is unacceptable that after 10 years the EU horizontal non-discrimination directive is still blocked. We will go on being on the side of associations, movements and single rights activists involved in the protection, promotion and extension of the rights to ensure the full equality between individuals everywhere in Europe. (Page 15)

 

EU’S ROLE IN INTEGRATION

+Europa

Original Text

“Un welfare e un mercato del lavoro realmente europeo deve farsi carico anche della ripartizione fra Paesi membri dei flussi migratori in arrive … Occorre invece una visione - che muova dall’umanesimo europeo, dal principio di eguaglianza, dalla centralità della persona, dell’individuo, della sua dignità, volontà e libertà - e soprattutto occorre una gestione globale e coordinata del fenomeno. C’è bisogno di un piano europeo. C’è bisogno di più Europa … Deve assumere come europee le competenze necessarie a disciplinare e governare la presenza e l’integrazione, definendo politiche legali e adeguate di collocamento, integrazione, ingresso, circolazione, ricongiungimento, asilo ed espulsione, eguali e integrate in tutti i Paesi membri.” (Pag 14)

Unofficial Translation

In order to be truly European, the welfare system and the labour market have to take over the burden-sharing of immigration influx … It is necessary to adopt a new perspective – ensuing from European humanism, from the principle of equality, from the centrality of the person, of the individual, of self-respect, will and freedom – and especially a global and coordinated governance of the issue. It is necessarily a European plan. We need more Europe … It is necessary to make Europe able to regulate and manage integration, defining appropriate and integrated policies on resettlement, integration, immigration, circulation, family reunification, asylum and expulsion for all European countries. (Page 14)

Partito Democratico

Original Text

“Bisogna arrivare a … la realizzazione di politiche di integrazione a partire del rafforzamento del Fondo Asilo Migrazione e Integrazione.” (Pag 12)

“Lavoreremo per l’adozione di una direttiva orizzontale contro ogni discriminazione per avere un'Europa più accessibile e che offra opportunità e ricchezza.” (Pag 15)

Unofficial Translation

We must achieve [the adoption of] integration policies, starting with the strengthening of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. (Page 12)

We will work for the adoption of an EU horizontal directive against all discrimination in order to create a more accessible Europe that can provide opportunities and wealth. (Page 15)

 

BUDGET, CAPACITY & RESEARCH

+Europa

Original Text

Il fenomeno migratorio verso l’Europa deve essere affrontato con gli strumenti del diritto internazionale, investendo nelle politiche d’integrazione, cioè nelle sole politiche che incrementano la coesione sociale, ripensando l’urbanistica e investendo nelle periferie, per superarne il degrado. (Pag 14)

Unofficial Translation

The instruments to deal with the phenomenon of immigration are international law and the funding of integration policies, which are the only measures increasing social cohesion, new urban planning and investing in suburbs in order to overcome social decline. (Page 14)

Partito Democratico

Original Text

“Bisogna arrivare a … la realizzazione di politiche di integrazione a partire del rafforzamento del Fondo Asilo Migrazione e Integrazione.” (Pag 12)

Unofficial Translation

We must achieve [the adoption of] integration policies starting with the strengthening of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. (Page 12)

 

While Partito Democratico might be expected to have an overall positive attitude towards migrant integration, the party generally avoids mentioning migrants, choosing instead to make general statements expressing concern about all types of discrimination, though it does specify that the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund should be strengthened. On the other hand, the far-right Fratelli d’Italia is explicit about its desire for an ‘Italians first’ principle in access to social services and for a limit on the number of foreign students in each class.

WELFARE & BENEFITS

Fratelli d’Italia

Original Text

“… vogliamo modificare le norme Europee e introdurre il principio della priorità per gli italiani, nell’accesso ai servizi sociali, agli asili nido, alle case popolari e poter escludere stranieri e comunitari da determinati provvedimenti pubblici di sostegno economico diretto. Riconoscimento della pensione sociale solo a chi ha vissuto e versato i contributi in Italia per almeno 15 anni per fermare il fenomeno dei finti ricongiungimenti familiari fatti solo per ottenere l’assegno sociale a membri della famiglia, nonché verifica dell’effettiva presenza in Italia degli stranieri beneficiari di pensione sociale.” (Pag 13)

Unofficial Translation

… we want to change European rules and introduce the principle according to which Italians come first in access to social services, nurseries, public housing and being able to exclude foreigners and EU migrants from certain measures of financial support. Recognition of social security pensions only for people who have lived and paid taxes and dues in Italy for at least 15 years in order to stop fake family reunifications done to get social security contributions, as well as verification of physical presence in Italy of foreigner recipients of social contributions. (Page 13)

 

EDUCATION

Fratelli d’Italia

Original Text

“Tetto al numero massimo di alunni stranieri nelle classi scolastiche…” (Pag 15)

Unofficial Translation

Cap on the maximum number of foreign students in each class… (Page 15)

 

Fratelli d’Italia also opposes a jus soli approach to naturalisation Europe-wide. Concerning family reunification, the +Europa party wants a more integrated European policy on family reunification.

FAMILY REUNIFICATION, PERMITS & NATURALISATION

+Europa

Original Text

“Deve assumere come europee le competenze necessarie a disciplinare e governare la presenza e l’integrazione, definendo politiche legali e adeguate di … ricongiungimento … eguali e integrate in tutti i Paesi membri.” (Pag 14)

Unofficial Translation

It is necessary to make Europe able to regulate and manage integration, defining appropriate and integrated policies on … family reunification … for all European countries. (Page 14)

Fratelli d’Italia

Original Text

“No allo ‘ius soli’ in Europa.” (Pag 12)

Unofficial Translation

No ‘jus soli’ in Europe. (Page 12)

 

The +Europa party is the only one calling expressly for the protection of the rights and safety of migrants and refugees.

RIGHTS & POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

+Europa

Original Text

Su alcuni temi civili - … dai diritti delle persone detenute, al trattamento dei migranti – l’Italia è stata ripetutamente condannata dalla Corte europea dei diritti dell’uomo, che, pur senza essere un’istituzione dell’Unione, sanziona le violazioni dei diritti fondamentali negli stati membri dell’Ue. (Pag. 13)

È necessario introdurre in tutti gli Stati membri dell’Unione - coerentemente con l’Iniziativa dei Cittadini Europei (ICE) “Welcoming Europe”, che sosteniamo - i meccanismi che permettano ai migranti e ai rifugiati vittime di reati di presentare ricorsi e sporgere denunce alla polizia in modo sicuro, dando piena attuazione a quanto previsto dalle normative UE in materia. (Pag. 14)

Unofficial Translation

On some social issues - … rights of detained persons, treatment of migrants, Italy has repeatedly been condemned by the European Court of Human Rights, which, although not an EU institution, sanctions fundamental rights violations in EU member states. (Page 13)

 

It is necessary that all EU member states adopt instruments allowing migrant and refugee victims of crimes to safely bring complaints and report to the police, fully implementing EU normative, in accordance to the European Citizens’ Initiative “Welcoming Europe”, that we support. (Page 14)

 

In line with its general approach, Movimento 5 Stelle distances itself from sterile discourses, pushing for action, without, however, formulating specific proposals.

OTHER

Movimento 5 Stelle

Original Text

“Basta belle parole e pacche sulle spalle. Contano i fatti. La gestione dei flussi, l’accoglienza, le responsabilità e gli oneri dell’immigrazione devono essere condivisi equamente tra tutti gli Stati Membri.”

Unofficial Translation

Enough with fine words and pats on the back. Facts count. The management of immigration flows, migrant reception, responsibilities and immigration burdens have to be equally shared among all EU member states.

 

See the party programmes: Movimento 5 Stelle (5 Star Movement), Partito Democratico (Democratic Party), Forza Italia, Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy), +Europa

Lega Nord (Northern League) has not published a programme for these elections.

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Elections for Members of European Parliament (MEPs) are being held on May 23 through 26! For this occasion, the European Web Site on Integration is publishing a series on what national political parties are saying about migrant and refugee integration in the EU.

The integration of migrants and refugees has received relatively little attention in the Czech political party programmes for the European Parliament elections. Generally, the issue of migration is approached from the perspective of security, with the parties elaborating on topics like asylum policy, protection of external EU borders and the externalisation of the management of migratory flows.

In the next European Parliament, the Czech Republic will have 21 MEPs. According to a poll carried out from March 16 to May 3 by the Median research agency, the elected MEPs are likely to come from:

  • ANO (Yes)
  • Czech Pirate Party
  • Civic Democratic Party
  • Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
  • Czech Social Democratic Party
  • TOP09/STAN coalition
  • Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People’s Party
  • Freedom and Direct Democracy

ANO, Czech Pirate Party, Civic Democratic Party and Freedom and Direct Democracy are expected to gain seats compared to the 2014 elections, while the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia, Czech Social Democratic Party, TOP09/STAN coalition and Christian and Democratic Union - Czechoslovak People’s Party are expected to lose seats. The Free Citizens Party, which has one seat in the current parliamentary term, is expected to lose that seat.

One integration-related debate took place during the pre-election period—an integration expert discussion held on 27 March 2019 in Prague. In addition to this, an anti-immigrant rally organised by the Freedom and Direct Democracy party took place in Prague in late April.

The parties generally approach integration issues indirectly. The most commonly addressed integration-related topics are those related to diversity and social cohesion, with two parties—ANO and the Christian and Democratic Union/Czechoslovak People’s Party—stating their opposition to xenophobia, racism and/or discrimination. One party, Freedom and Direct Democracy, explicitly rejects multiculturalism.

DIVERSITY & SOCIAL COHESION

ANO

Original Text

“Taktéž trváme na tom, aby národní úřady rozhodovaly o legální ekonomické migraci kupříkladu v návaznosti na potřeby domácí ekonomiky.”

Unofficial Translation

We refuse to participate in the exaggeration of fear of potential security threats, because this leads to the rise of extremism and xenophobia.

Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People’s Party

Original Text

“… systematický boj s antisemitismem a všemi formami rasismu …”

Unofficial Translation

… constant fight with antisemitism and all forms of racism …

 

Freedom and Direct Democracy

Original Text

“NE pozitivní diskriminaci menšin a podpoře politických neziskových organizací. Evropská unie dotuje znašich peněz mnoho neziskových organizací, které podporují ideologii neomarxismu, genderu a multikulturalismu. Odmítáme pozitivní diskriminaci etnických, náboženských či sexuálních menšin. Pravidla mají platit pro všechny a každý příchozí se musím přizpůsobit hodnotám naší většinové společnosti” (Str. 3)

Unofficial Translation

NO positive discrimination of minorities and support of political NGOs. The EU uses our money to subsidise many NGOs that support neo-marxist, gender and multicultural ideologies. We refuse positive discrimination of ethnic, religious or sexual minorities. Rules must apply for everybody and each newly arrived person must adopt values of our majority society. (Page 3)

 

The Czech Pirate Party wants to fight discrimination in access to health care.

HEALTH

Czech Pirate Party

Text in Czech

“Zákaz (přímé i nepřímé) diskriminace v přístupu ke zdravotní péči, bez ohledu na zdroje dostupné státu.”

Text in English

“No discrimination (direct or indirect) in access to health care, irrespective of the resources available to a state.”

 

The Pirate Party is also the only party to make express demands regarding the rights of asylum seekers. These demands relate to employment and family reunification.

EMPLOYMENT

Czech Pirate Party

Text in Czech

“Evropští Piráti požadují společnou evropskou azylovou politiku, která zavede následující: zajištění svobody usazování v Evropě pro ty, jejichž žádost byla schválena…” [referring to the freedom to pursue work as a self-employed individual in other Member States]

Text in English

“European Pirates demand a common European Asylum Policy that implements the following: ensures freedom of establishment in Europe for those whose application was approved…” [referring to the freedom to pursue work as a self-employed individual in other Member States]

 

FAMILY REUNIFICATION, PERMITS & NATURALISATION

Czech Pirate Party

Text in Czech

“Evropští Piráti požadují společnou evropskou azylovou politiku, která… podpora možnosti opětovného sloučení rodiny nejprve pro ty, jejichž žádost byla schválena.”

Text in English

“European Pirates demand a common European asylum policy that… promotes the possibility of family reunification first for those whose application was approved.”

 

Regarding rights, the Czech Pirate Party and the Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People’s Party both mention the protection of the rights of minorities.

RIGHTS & POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People’s Party

Original Text

“Naše politika je založena na zásadách: … dodržování lidských práv, ochrany práv příslušníků menšin, zachování míru a úsilí o prosazování společného blaha…”

Unofficial Translation

Our policy is based on principles: … adhere to human rights, protect rights of minorities, preserve peace and enforce common good…

 

Czech Pirate Party

Text in Czech

Piráti pevně věří, že všichni lidé musí mít právo na spravedlivé a rovné zacházení. Je nezbytné, aby společnost respektovala práva menšin. Postavíme se proti jakékoli diskriminaci a hnutím, která působí proti lidským právům.

Text in English

Pirates strongly believe that all people must have the right to fair and equal treatment. It is essential that society respects the rights of minorities. We will stand against discrimination of any kind and oppose movements that act against Human Rights.

 

It is worth noting that several parties, such as the Christian and Democratic Union, Communist Party, Freedom and Direct Democracy and ANO, raise concerns about Islamic radicalism in Europe, implicitly indicating that (radicalised) Muslims cannot integrate into European society. However, as these statements do not specifically discuss the issue of integration, they are not part of this analysis.

The Freedom and Direct Democracy party is the most strident in its approach to migration. It wants to cancel European subsidies that support multiculturalism and “mass immigration”.

BUDGET, CAPACITY & RESEARCH

Freedom and Direct Democracy

Original Text

“PODPOŘÍME zrušení evropských dotací na škodlivé nesmysly… Chceme také zabránit tomu,aby eurodotace šly na podporu multikulturalismu, masové imigrace...” (Str. 2)

Unofficial Translation

We support cancelation of European subsidies for harmful nonsense… We want to prevent using euro-subsidies for support of multiculturalism, mass immigration… (Page 3)

 

Only one party mentions the word “integration” explicitly; the Communist Party considers people from neighbouring countries to be capable of integrating “relatively smoothly”, while the problem is “the tens of millions of citizens of Africa and Asia who desire to live in rich Europe”.

OTHER

Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia

Original Text

“[bod] 35: Velké téma migrace zbavit všech zástěrek a předsudků. Evropská unie má dlouholetou zkušenost s přílivem migrantů ze sousedních nečlenských zemí. Blízkost a kulturně historická provázanost umožnily těmto příchozím se relativně bezproblémově integrovat. Problémem není jednotlivec, ale desítky milionů obyvatel Afriky a Asie toužící po životě v bohaté Evropě…”

Unofficial Translation

Point 35: Getting rid of all prejudices in the big issue of migration. The EU has been for a long time experiencing an influx of immigrants from neighbouring non-member countries. This geographic proximity and cultural-historical interconnectedness has allowed newly arrived immigrants from these countries to integrate relatively smoothly. The problem is the tens of millions of citizens of Africa and Asia who desire to live in rich Europe, rather than an individual person.

 

See the party programmes: ANO (Yes), Czech Pirate Party, Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party (KDU-CSL), Civic Democratic Party, Freedom and Direct Democracy, Tradition Responsibility Prosperity – Mayors and Independents (Top09 & STAN coalition), Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (website and document), Czech Social Democratic Party

The Czech Pirate Party signed a common programme for the European Parliament elections along with 12 other national Pirate Parties.

Curious about political parties in other EU countries? See the analyses for other Member States.


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With the elections for the European Parliament approaching, the European Web Site on Integration (EWSI) is looking at how (or if!) political parties in each Member State are talking about the integration of migrants and refugees in their party programmes. Do the parties focus on specific aspects of integration? Are there differences between Member States in how their parties discuss integration?

In this series of articles, EWSI examines how political parties address integration in their programmes by breaking down integration topics into 14 thematic categories and a catch-all “Other” category.

 

The analysis for each EU Member State will be linked here once it is published.

The elections will take place between May 23 and 26. For more information about voting in the 2019 European Parliament elections, visit thistimeimvoting.eu.


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Elections for Members of European Parliament (MEPs) are being held on May 23 through 26! For this occasion, the European Web Site on Integration is publishing a series on what national political parties are saying about migrant and refugee integration in the EU.

In the next European Parliament, Cyprus will be represented by six MEPs. Three parties, DISY (Center-Right, Conservative), AKEL (Left) and DIKO (Centrist), are expected to elect five out of Cyprus’ six MEPs, keeping the seats they already hold. The sixth seat will be contested by the incumbent EDEK (Social Democrat), ELAM (Nationalist) and the joint ticket of Citizens’ Alliance (Centre-Left) and the Cyprus Greens.

In their party programmes for the European Parliament elections, five parties mentioned the integration of migrants or refugees in some way. These parties were DISY, AKEL, DIKO, EDEK, Citizens’ Alliance-Greens. ELAM did not release a manifesto but is a far-right party with well-known and firm positions in favour of closed borders and measures to minimise migrant inflows.

It is important to note that the majority of declarations and views on migration put forward by the Cypriot political parties in their programmes and written statements mainly focus on addressing migrant flows rather than on measures and steps to support integration. A common feature among the parties is that they support the introduction of EU policies on migration in support of first-entry member states and want a balanced responsibility between EU states. As a result, references and proposals on integration were fairly limited to general statements without concrete suggestions or approaches.  

The parties most frequently mention the EU’s role on integration as an issue in the elections. While the parties make very broad statements advocating for greater EU support in dealing with migration, it is likely that such support would include various measures and resources relevant to integration.

EU’S ROLE IN INTEGRATION

DIKO

Original Text

“Θα διεκδικήσουμε πρόσθετα κονδύλια για διαχείριση του μεταναστευτικού ζητήματος στις χώρες της νότιας Ευρώπης.” (Page 5)

Unofficial Translation

We will fight for additional funds to be allocated to southern European states to better address the issue of migration. (Page 5)

DISY

Original Text

“Η Κύπρος σήμερα αλλά και τα τελευταία χρόνια έχει δυσανάλογα πολύ μεγαλύτερες μεταναστευτικές ροές σε σχέση με το μέγεθος της χώρας μας και με τον πληθυσμό μας. Και χρειάζεται να ζητήσουμε και να πάρουμε στήριξη από την Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση για αυτή.” (Page 13)

Unofficial Translation

Cyprus is receiving, today and in the past few years, disproportionately large, compared to its size and population, flows of migrants. We need to ask for support from the European Union to address that. (Page 13)

EDEK

Original Text

“Διαμόρφωση ενιαίας πολιτικής για τις μεταναστευτικές και προσφυγικές ροές και μεγαλύτερη οικονομική στήριξη των χωρών εισδοχής.”

Unofficial Translation

Formulate a common policy for migration and refugee flows and offer greater financial assistance to the Member States of first entry.

 

EDEK proposes the introduction of preparatory classes to non-Greek speaking students entering Cyprus’ educational system and specifically mentions Greek language learning.

EDUCATION

EDEK

Original Text

“Δημιουργία τμημάτων υποδοχής για τους αλλόγλωσσους μαθητές (εκμάθηση της Ελληνικής γλώσσας).”

Unofficial Translation

Develop preparatory/reception classes for non-Greek speaking students (to learn Greek)

 

LANGUAGE

EDEK

Original Text

“Δημιουργία τμημάτων υποδοχής για τους αλλόγλωσσους μαθητές (εκμάθηση της Ελληνικής γλώσσας).”

Unofficial Translation

Develop preparatory/reception classes for non-Greek speaking students (to learn Greek)

 

AKEL expresses its support for an open, multicultural society that is free of discrimination.

DIVERSITY & SOCIAL COHESION

AKEL

Original Text

“ΑΚΕΛ είναι η δύναμη που εκφράζει και θέλει να εκφράζει τους εργαζόμενους, τη νεολαία, τον απλό άνθρωπο, την κοινωνία και τις εύλογες ανάγκες της.  Όσους και όσες πιστεύουν στις ανοικτές πολυπολιτισμικές κοινωνίες χωρίς διακρίσεις, στην ισότητα των φύλων, στις δημοκρατικές ελευθερίες και τα ατομικά δικαιώματα, στην ειρήνη και την αλληλεγγύη.”

Unofficial Translation

AKEL is a force that expresses and wishes to express the workers, the youth, the society and its needs. Those who believe in open, multicultural societies free of any form of discrimination, in gender equality, civil liberties and human rights and in peace and solidarity.

 

See the party programmes: DISY, AKEL, DIKO, EDEK, joint ticket of Citizens’ Alliance (Centre-Left) and the Cyprus Greens.

ELAM did not publish a programme for these elections.

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