"It is time for the new Europe that social movements are building, such as feminism and environmentalism, to be reflected in their institutions and laws," said Rodríguez Palop.
María Eugenia Rodríguez Palop, head of the list of United We Can Change Europe to the European Parliament, took part this Wednesday, May 15, in an act of La France insoumise in Paris with Leïla Chaibi, candidate of the formation to the European Parliament; the deputy François Ruffin and the deputy Danièle Obono; and Danielle Simmonet, councilor of La France insoumise in the capital.
In her speech, the candidate of United We Can Change Europe wanted to remember the symbolism of today's date, May 15: the day of Al-Nakba, which symbolizes the usurpation of Palestine; the camping of students in Paris in May 68; and, eight years ago, the day that marked the political change in Spain, the 15M. "It is time for the new Europe that social movements are building, such as feminism and environmentalism, to be reflected in their institutions and laws," said Rodríguez Palop. «Democratization and social rights are the axes of our proposal for a new European social contract. We want a European Union that makes possible a sustainable, dignified life with care at the center. "
The head of the Lista Unidas list has also emphasized the importance of putting the focus on the fight against sexist violence. The figures in France are as tragic or more than in Spain. Since January in France 50 women have died at the hands of their partners or ex-partners, one victim every two days. "We do not want more murdered by sexist violence, we do not want lower wages for the same work, but we go further. Feminists and ecologists, which we declare the 8m and 'Friday for the future', we also do not want a productive model that privatizes our social services and commercialize every space of our lives »- explained the candidate for the European Parliament -«With us in Europe, the EU will shield 5% of the budget to end sexist violence; promote public education, universal and free 0-3 years, plans for permits for the care and care of children equal and non-transferable and reduction of working hours to 34 hours per week, among other measures", has explained.
Likewise, María Eugenia Rodríguez Palop recalled that all these measures that take training to Europe are not promises, they are realities. Podemos MEPs and MEPs have demonstrated this over the years with their work. «We have promoted the European Social and Solidarity Economy Forum, we have placed obstacles to the TTIP and the CETA, we have promoted dignify the conditions of the domestic workers and the care sector, we have led a project to encourage stable contracting and we obtain the approval of the first European resolution led by Podemos to end slavery in the textile sector, among other European initiatives ».
Wednesday, May 15, 2019