Vice-President of the European Left, Pierre Laurent, expressed the hope in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) that the cooperation efforts currently taking place between the progressive forces in Europe, the Left, the Greens and the Socialists will result in a joint nomination for the European Commission.
Laurent spoke on the sidelines of the 2nd European Forum of Left, Ecological and Progressive Forces in Bilbao.
"We are not looking for a personality who will speak in the name of those forces, but someone who will respect their diversity," Laurent said and added:
"More and more people see that if no new initiatives are taken, the darkest, far-right and xenophobic powers will gain from the anger of the peoples of Europe."
He also stressed the importance of taking further steps towards the cooperation of the European progressive forces.