Iratxe Garcia

Economy & Jobs 06-04-2020

Coronabonds for a Europe of solidarity, not charity

Today, the European Union is being hit by a symmetrical shock caused by COVID-19. This renders the instruments developed to address the 2008 financial crisis as unfit for purpose, write Iratxe García and Paul Tang.
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COVID-19 means confining ourselves, not abandoning refugees

The image of three-year-old Alan Kurdi dead on the shore in 2015 sticks in our memory as a collective failure. Five years later, it looks like we haven’t done much to improve the situation of thousands of migrants who are either still trying to escape war or wait on asylum-seeker centres already on European soil, writes Iratxe García Pérez.
06-03-2020

The EU Gender Equality Strategy is the beginning of a new chapter

This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Declaration – the 1995 UN agenda for women's empowerment. It articulated, for the first time, a comprehensive worldwide action plan to achieve gender equality, write four socialist politicians.

The European Green Deal: an opportunity to lift everyone up

When the European Parliament declared a climate emergency, it was not an empty gesture. It was not a branding exercise. It was a real recognition that time is running out and Europe must act, write Iratxe Garcia and Sergei Stanishev.
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