The Spanish Green party EQUO is holding an open Primary to select their list for next year's European election. In a first for Spain, the #PrimariasEQUO are open to anyone living in Spain, not just members of the party. EQUO members are automatically registered to take part; non-members are asked to go to the EQUO website to register for the Primary before 12/12.
Europe is uniting behind the ambitious Green Primary plan, with Green parties across the EU doing their best to promote the e-democracy project in their country to make sure that as many who support Green values, take part.
Friday, June 28, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, June 29, 2013 (All day)
As the necessity of combatting climate change increases, the importance of finding sustainable ways of powering our society grows also. Discussions around energy security and sustainability are therefore key to both Spain’s and Europe’s future development. This conference will see experts from the European Parliament as well as from NGOs take on some of the main challenges which Spain and the EU will face in the future.
The 18th Council of the European Green Party (EGP) has ended with the EQUO, the Spanish Green party, entering into the Green family. In the final session of the Council, delegates unanimously voted to ratify EQUO’s full membership of the EGP.
Europe must develop meaningful policies that ensure Europe’s young people play an active part in ending the crisis. This was the primary conclusion of the #YouthDebate yesterday (May 9), where young people from across Madrid and Catalunya, together with policy makers from the EU discussed the catastrophic social impact of austerity measures. The debate took place as part of the European Green Party Spring Council, and was organised in conjunction with the Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) and Red Equo Joven.
On Thursday May 9, as a precursor to the Council, young people from Madrid and Catalunya have been invited to take part in a major Youth Debate. The event aims to create a dialogue between young people and policy makers on how to reclaim the future by emancipatory action by, for and of European youth. The debate is being organised by Red Equo Joven (the youth wing of the Spanish Green party EQUO), in cooperation with the EGP, Joves d’Esquerra Verda and FYEG.
EQUO, the Spanish Green Party, have welcomed the decision by the regional government of Andalucía to call a halt to fracking in the Doñana Natural Park. The Andalucían government made the decision due to doubts about the environmental impact of the fracking process. This is the second time that a regional government has banned fracking, despite the Spanish federal government’s support for the process. Cantabria, a shale-gas rich region in northern Spain, banned fracking in April. This followed a decision by the federal government, to open up Spain to fracking. According to them, it is a cheap source of fuel that creates jobs.
EQUO, the Spanish Green Party, are continuing to push the Spanish government for a real solution to the country’s eviction crisis. Europe’s economic downturn has hit Spain especially hard. Over 27% of the population is unemployed. Among young people, the figure has surged to over 50%.