We will confront the new reactionary right-wing coalition of PP, Ciudadanos and VOX, which represents the worst of Europe and recalls the worst times of Aznar.

The Catalan socialist MEP, Javi López, launched today his candidacy to lead the PSC list to the next European elections.

The event took place at the Montserrat Abelló library, in the Barcelona district of Les Corts, in whose development López played an important role as member of the district council. López was joined by the members of the Catalan Parliament, Ferran Pedret and Eva Granados, the socialist candidate for mayor of Barcelona Jaume Collboni and the Minister Meritxell Batet – who sent a video of support.

Javi López presented his project to “rebuild Europe” based on five main ideas “a united, social, open, feminist and sustainable Europe, while prioritizing the fight against inequalities, climate change, violence towards women and the far-right, and putting the welfare of citizens ahead of everything.”

The Socialist MEP defended that “We will combat the new right-wing reactionary coalition of PP, Ciudadanos and VOX, which represents the worst of Europe and recalls the worst times of Aznar. And we will also confront those who will want to use the European Elections to discuss other issues and promising false things, as they have done so before.”

The MEP stated that “we have taken the voice of Catalan socialism to Europe, at a time when there has been a lot of noise. The voice of dialogue and coexistence, as the only way to solve the conflict in Catalonia.”

Javi López has valued the work done during the past five years, in which he has worked to place the fight against inequalities on the agenda of the European Parliament; he has worked to improve working conditions with the aim of fighting precariousness; he has contributed to the creation of tools and budgeting against child poverty, and has called for a responsible and solidary management in the reception of refugees.

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