MEP Rodríguez-Piñero closes a cycle and will not repeat the European women on the list

The Valencian MEP Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero announced this Monday her intention to "step aside after ten years in the European Parliament as a representative of Valencian men and women.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
10 March 2024 Sunday 16:37
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MEP Rodríguez-Piñero closes a cycle and will not repeat the European women on the list

The Valencian MEP Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero announced this Monday her intention to "step aside after ten years in the European Parliament as a representative of Valencian men and women." A resignation from repeating on the lists of the next Europeans "so that other colleagues continue working hard for a stronger and fairer Valencian Community and a European Union."

Rodríguez-Piñero explained that he has been working "20 years outside of my beloved Valencia" since he went to Madrid in 2004 to get involved in the political front line, in the federal leadership of the PSOE, in the Congress of Deputies and in the Ministry of Transportation. A task that he linked with the two legislatures in Brussels.

In his speech at the Forum Europe Tribuna Mediterránea, Rodríguez-Piñero also highlighted the importance of the June 9 elections where, in his opinion, there will be a duel between "reactionary extremism and the social and democratic response that the response represents." "European." "We are putting the European project at stake and participation will be decisive. We Europeans will have to decide what future and what model of Europe we want," he said.

The socialist leader has been introduced by the former president of the Generalitat and now Spanish ambassador to the OECD, Ximo Puig, who has applauded the work of his party colleague on issues such as citrus farming or regulatory changes for shipping companies. During his brief presentation and with the European elections on the horizon, Puig defended, in line with Rodríguez-Piñero, the need to "avoid the kidnapping of Europe" by those who do not believe in it and in the face of the risk of populism. demanded that the founding values ​​of the EU be imposed.

Rodríguez Piñero has indicated that in the next legislature the epicenter of policies will revolve around three issues: deploying autonomy in defense and security; improve competitiveness and strengthen democracy and the rule of law.

The MEP took advantage of her conference to point out the need to "make good use of European funds" and pointed out: "We cannot miss the technological train if we want to decide on our future and the Mediterranean Corridor must be completed urgently. There are no excuses" .