VALENCIA (EP). The president of the Congress of Deputies, Francina Armengol, was in charge of the opening of the second session of the 157th plenary session of the Committee of the Regions framed in the middle of the Week of the Regions, and in a telematic intervention he promoted the use of this European body to promote equality, both social and of men and women, women; strengthening the unity of the territories; and continue to tackle climate change.
After confirming that it was a “great honor” to be able to participate, he assured that it was because he “strongly believes in Europe as a convinced European”, because “whatever one you question his bureaucracy or slowness, without which the construction of everything would be worse.” The second reason why he is happy to participate is because Europe “cannot be understood without its regions, the engines of Europe.”
“They are the ones who know the citizens best and manage them from close. The European project involves progressing faster on this road,” he said, adding that in his capacity as president of the Balearic Islands, he is a member of this Committee ., which he “always” believed, and which he saw as necessary as an instrument to “strengthen alliances and bring Europe closer to the citizens.”
“And because I believe in it, I actively participate in it, making alliances with other territories such as Corsica, Sardinia or Sicily to be stronger in the defense of common interests,” he declared.
For Armengol, “there is no greater inequality than the treatment of races worse”, a philosophy he presented in an opinion presented three years ago to the Committee of the Regions, a text which includes the need to “progress in unity ” response to the territory, responding to the different realities that coexist in the continent”.
Another extreme is climate change, “no longer a threat, a reality that we must prepare for, with consequences that already affect our daily lives.”
However, territorial integrity and the fight against climate change are “irreversible,” according to Armengol, adding three more points in these two areas, such as the fight against inequality socially “increased by the pandemic”; and the “need for equality between men and women, a goal that requires encouragement.”