Initiative of Communist and Workers' Parties

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Initiative of Communist and Workers' Parties
PresidentCollective leadership
Founded1 October 2013; 6 years ago (2013-10-01)
HeadquartersAthens, Greece
Political positionFar-left
International affiliationInternational Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties
European Parliament groupNon-Inscrits
European Parliament
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The Initiative of Communist and Workers' Parties (INITIATIVE) is a European Marxist–Leninist political group. INITIATIVE has 30 member parties from all over Europe.[1] The Communist Party of Greece was the main founder of INITIATIVE.[2] The goal of INITIATIVE is to "contribute to the research and study of issues concerning Europe, particularly concerning the EU, the political line which is drawn up in its framework and affects the lives of the workers, as well as to assist the elaboration of joint positions of the parties and the coordination of their solidarity and their other activities".[3]

Member parties[edit]

Country Party Last national election MP's MEPs
Austria Party of Labour of Austria
(PdA, Partei der Arbeit Österreichs)
Did not contest
0 / 183
Belarus Communist Party of the Workers of Belarus
(BKPT, Kamunistyčnaja partyja pracoŭnych Bielarusi)
Did not contest
0 / 110
Not in EU
Bulgaria Party of the Bulgarian Communists
(PBK, Partiya na Bulgarskite Komunisti)
With BSP For Bulgaria
0 / 240
Union of Communists in Bulgaria
(SKB, Sayuz na Komunistite v Balgariya)
With BSP For Bulgaria
0 / 240
Croatia Socialist Workers' Party of Croatia
(SRP, Socijalistička radnička partija Hrvatske)
2,528 (0.13%)
0 / 151
Denmark Communist Party in Denmark
(KPiD, Kommunistisk Parti i Danmark)
Did not contest
0 / 175
Finland Communist Workers' Party – For Peace and Socialism
(KTP, Kommunistinen Työväenpuolue – Rauhan ja Sosialismin Puolesta)
1,240 (0.04%)
0 / 200
France Communist Revolutionary Party of France
(PCRF, Parti communiste révolutionnaire de France)
259 (0.00%)
0 / 577
Pole of Communist Revival in France
(PRCF, Pôle de renaissance communiste en France)
Did not contest
0 / 577
Georgia Unified Communist Party of Georgia
(SEKP, Sakartvelos Ertiani Komunisturi Partia)
1,467 (0.08%)
0 / 150
Not in EU
Greece Communist Party of Greece
(KKE, Kommounistikó Kómma Elládas)
299,592 (5.30%)
15 / 300
2 / 21
Hungary Hungarian Workers' Party
(Magyar Munkáspárt)
15,640 (0.27%)
0 / 199
Ireland Workers' Party of Ireland
(Páirtí na nOibrithe)
1,195 (0.1%) (Ireland)
0 / 160
1,261 (0.16%)

(Northern Ireland)

0 / 90
Italy Communist Party
(PC, Partito Comunista)
106,816 (0.33)
0 / 630
Latvia Socialist Party of Latvia
(LSP, Latvijas Sociālistīskā partija)
With Harmony Centre
1 / 100
Lithuania Socialist People's Front
(SPF, Socialistinis liaudies frontas)
Did not contest
0 / 141
North Macedonia League of Communists of Macedonia
(KPM, Liga na komunisti na Makedonija (1992))
Did not contest
0 / 120
Malta Communist Party of Malta
(PK, Partit Komunista Malti)
Did not contest
0 / 67
Republic of Moldova People's Resistance[4]
Did not contest
0 / 101
Not in EU
Norway Communist Party of Norway
(NKP, Norges Kommunistiske Parti)
309 (0.01%)
0 / 169
Poland Polish Communist Party
(KPP, Komunistyczna Partia Polski (2002))
With The Left
0 / 460
Russia Communist Party of the Soviet Union
(KPSS, Kommunističeskaja partija Sovetskogo Sojuza (2001))
Did not contest
0 / 450
Not in EU
Russian Communist Workers' Party
(RKRP, Rossiyskaya kommunisticheskaya rabochaya partiya)
Serbia New Communist Party of Yugoslavia
(NKPJ, Nova komunistička partija Jugoslavije)
Did not contest
0 / 250
Slovakia Communist Party of Slovakia
(KSS, Komunistická strana Slovenska)
16,278 (0.62%)
0 / 150
Spain Communist Party of the Workers of Spain
(PCTE, Partido Comunista de los Trabajadores)
14,189 (0.05%)
0 / 350
Sweden Communist Party of Sweden
(SKP, Sveriges Kommunistiska Parti (1995))
702 (0.01%)
0 / 349
Turkey Communist Party of Turkey
(TKP, Türkiye Komünist Partisi (2001))
Did not contest
0 / 600
Not in EU
Ukraine Union of Communists of Ukraine
(SKU, Soyuz komunistiv Ukrayina)
Did not contest
0 / 450
United Kingdom New Communist Party of Britain
Did not contest
0 / 650

Former member parties[edit]

Country Party Notes
Czech Republic Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia[5]
Turkey Communist Party
(KP, Komünist Parti)
After the party split in 2014, the Communist Party took up the position in the INITIATIVE until its merger in 2017 within the Communist Party of Turkey
Spain Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain After the party split in 2019, the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain replaced the PCPE in INITIATIVE

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