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Candidate interview: Mar Garcia Sanz


Candidate for EGP Committee Mar Garcia Sanz answers your questions in advance of the Athens Council


Early elections in Catalonia


The Catalan Greens have always supported the right to decide and placed self-determination as a core democratic value.


A Green social and democratic Europe - a view from the south


This discussion is a continuation of the debate that took place at the GEF Summer University in Spain last month, where participants from across Europe shared their views on how the EU could return to its progressive roots and become a vehicle for Green change. 

Equo founding conference taking place in Madrid


Equo has now brought together Greens from all of Spain's regions (in Catalonia, Equo have reached an agreement with EGP members ICV, who will continue to fly the Green flag in the region). The dream of uniting Spanish Greens into a force for ecological politics that takes strength from its diversity has been renewed.


Congress EQUO

Event date 
Saturday, July 7, 2012 (All day) to Sunday, July 8, 2012 (All day)

EQUO will have their congress in Madrid, Spain.


Green Summer University Spain

Event date 
Friday, August 31, 2012 (All day) to Sunday, September 2, 2012 (All day)

Spanish Greens Equo organises, together with the Green European Foundation, the annual Green Summer university. Topics that will be discussed are the eurozone crisis, employment and green energy.

Why not rescue the banks instead of rescuing Spain?

Market and media focus is once again on the Spanish economy. However rather than focus on Spain’s overall public debt,is it smarter to look at a bailout tailored just for its banks? A leading German and Spanish Green politicians discuss this prospect, and whether it can become reality.

Spanish and German Greens call for a European solution to the banking crisis

The German government opposes a possible Banking Union. Meanwhile, the Spanish government is not even able to hold the shareholders of banks accountable for the grave situation and is committed to cuts in essential services that have nothing to do with the current banking crisis and cannot help in resolving it.

Connecting the Euro crisis and fossil fuels

Spain, Portugal and Italy are living beyond their ecological means. The dependency on energy and imports of fossil fuels plays a crucial role for the debt dynamics in Europe.

“Confederación de Los Verdes” no longer part of the European Green family

"Today’s decision is a step forward towards clarifying and consolidating the Spanish Green political panorama, an independent option very much needed in these times of global crisis,” said Monica Frassoni and Philippe Lamberts, co-chairs of the EGP.


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