Unified European Left Group (UEL) is a group in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, formed by 34 MPs from various leftwing parties in 16 countries. Georgios Katrougalos (Greece) is the president of the group, Andrej Hunko (Germany), Ioanetta Kavvadia (Greece) and Pablo Bustinduy (Spain) are vice-presidents of the group.[1]

The UEL operates in the framework set out by PACE: to promote and protect human rights, rule of law and democracy. The Group is in particular inspired by the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Social Charter and by other conventions, arrangements and activities which promote and protect human dignity, social and gender equality, organized solidarity and sustainable development of the planet.


As of May 2021.[1]

Name Party Reports
Germany Gökay Akbulut Die Linke
Greece Foteini Bakadima MeRA25
Russia Vladimir Blotskiy Communist Party of the Russian Federation
Republic of Ireland Lynn Boylan Sinn Fein
Germany Michel Brandt Die Linke
Turkey Pero Dündar Peoples' Democratic Party
Norway Petter Eide Socialist Left Party
Greece Sokratis Famellos Syriza
Portugal Antonio Filipe Portuguese Communist Party
Russia Vera Ganzia Communist Party of the Russian Federation
Republic of Ireland Paul Gavan Sinn Fein
Spain Antón Gómez-Reino Podemos
Iceland Bjarkey Olsen Gunnarsdóttir Left-Green Movement
Iceland Ólafur Þór Gunnarsson Left-Green Movement
Finland Veronika Honkasalo Left Alliance
Germany Andrej Hunko Die Linke Over-indebteness of states 2011, Austerity measures 2012, Right to bargain collectively, right to strike 2015, Income inequality 2017
Sweden Momodou Malcolm Jallow Left Party
Russia Leonid Kalashnikov Communist Party of the Russian Federation
Greece Liana Kanelli Communist Party of Greece
Greece Nina Kasimati Syriza
Greece Georgios Katrougalos Syriza
Netherlands Tiny Kox Socialist Party Palestina 2011, Delegations PACE 2011, Observation Russian Federation 2012, Presidential election Russian Federation 2012, Palestina 2014, Europe's Public administrations 2014, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014, Turkey 2015, International terrorism 2016, Acquis of the Council of Europe 2017, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2018
Germany Cornelia Möhring Die Linke
Cyprus George Loucaides AKEL Budget intergovernmental programme 2015, Tunesia 2017, Budget and priorities 2017, Expenditure of PACE 2017
San Marino Marco Nicolini RETE Movement
Turkey Hişyar Özsoy Peoples' Democratic Party
Republic of Ireland Thomas Pringle Independents 4 Change
Russia Nikolai Ryzhak A Just Russia
Portugal Pedro Filipe Soares Left Bloc
Turkey Tayip Temel Peoples' Democratic Party
Slovenia Violeta Tomič The Left
Greece Alexandros Triantafyllidis Syriza
Turkey Feleknas Uca Peoples' Democratic Party
Czech Republic Jiří Valenta Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
Moldova Gaik Vartanean Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova
Denmark Victoria Velasquez Red–Green Alliance
Spain Sara Vila En Comú Podem

Reports of former members

Party Reports
Netherlands Tuur Elzinga Socialist Party Activities of EBRD, Activities of OECD, Council of Europe Bank
Germany Annette Groth Die Linke Rome migrants 2012, Trafficking migrant workers 2013, Syrian refugee crisis 2016
Moldova Grigore Petrenco Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova Albania 2014
Denmark Nikolaj Vilmussen Red-Green Alliance Equality and the crisis 2015

See also