Javi López

Barcelona. Born 11th November 1985 (Madrid)

Javi López is a MEP from PSC-PSOE and member of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) in the European Parliament since 2014. He is Co-Chair of the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat), and member of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) and the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE). He is also a member of the Delegation to the EU-Mexico Joint Parliamentary Committee (D-MX) and of the Conference of Delegation Chairs (CPDE) and substitute in the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and the Delegation for relations with the Pan-African Parliament (DPAP).

His political activity at European level also includes being a member of the Presidency of the Party of European Socialist (PES) and President of the PES Environment, Climate Change and Energy Network. He also takes part as an ex-officio member in the Executive Committee of the Socialists’ Party of Catalonia (PSC).

From the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, he focuses his efforts on the fight against climate change and ensuring a just ecological transition. In this sense, he works to make a true implementation of the European Green Deal that will allow the decarbonisation of our economy and will be a tool to strengthen the social dimension of the EU and fight against inequalities in the continent.

As a member of the Presidency of the PES and Chair of the PES Environment, Climate Change and Energy Network, he fosters the coordination and promotes the discussion to build a common position among European socialist parties in the face of the global challenge posed by the climate and environmental emergency. A decisive work to position the EU as a leader in promoting a new, more sustainable and fair economic model.

As Co-President of EuroLat and member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, he works to strengthen a bi-regional alliance in defense committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (2030 Agenda), gender equality or the defense of a fair and inclusive globalisation.

In the Subcommittee on Security and Defence, he promotes the role of the EU as a supporter of democratic values, multilateralism and human rights. For this, he demands greater strategic autonomy of the EU in a context of high competition between great powers and in defense of our values ​​and interests.

In the 2014-2019 parliamentary term, he was a member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) and substitute for the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET). His work focused on fighting against precariousness of the labour market and developing a roadmap to combat the economic and institutional impact of growing inequalities in the EU.

In the Committee on Foreign Affairs, he promoted EU cooperation with Latin America and followed up on the news in North Africa and the Middle East. As a member of this Committee, he also denounced the failure complying with the commitments of reception and asylum by many of the member states during the humanitarian crisis of the refugees.

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