We have to be able to give the keys for a new productive model that is able to create sustainable jobs, and we should rebuild the political system on the basis of democracy, transparency and accountability.
"Hello, I am Mar Garcia Sanz, from the Catalunya Verts and I am a member of the EGP Committee. Spain is entering its fifth year of the economic crisis and it is facing this crisis through a conservative government that is only applying austerity measures that are resulting in major social cuts and in very big social pain. Those policies are not even relaunching our economy but is resulting in a very high rate of unemployment. Nearly six million people are deprived of employment. Youth unemployment has reached 55% and we also have a very big problem with evictions - people being kicked out of their houses and deprived of the right to have a home. All this results in a major disaffection and in democratic distrust. If we add to this situation, the latest corruption cases that are especially facing the big parties, we are in front of an economic fall that has to be faced somehow.
"How should we Greens address the problems in Spain? We have to accumulate social strength. We have to participate in social conflict by politicizing it, having one foot in the streets and one foot in the institutions. By being able to represent citizens claims and especially by giving hope and answers to those demands. We have to be able to give the keys for a new productive model that is able to create sustainable jobs, and we should rebuild the political system on the basis of democracy, transparency and accountability."