Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said progressive and left wing parties across Europe should work together to create a better Europe.
Ms Anderson said;
“It is clear from the success of left wing parties across Europe that people are voting to oppose austerity.
“I want to congratulate left wing parties Podemos, United Left and EH Bildu on their success in the recent election.
“There is an anger across Europe at the policies of right wing elites.
“Given the result of last week’s EU referendum, where the most right wing elements of the British Tory party are attempting to drag the people of the North out of the EU against their democratically expressed wishes, it is more important than ever for left wing parties to work together.
“Working together we can create a better, more social and more democratic Europe.”