The Spanish political community is devastated by the loss of an exceptional woman, whose courage and support of European principles and values marked her out. Carme was a curious, kind and passionate politician who focused on improving the lives of real people. She was a tireless advocate of gender equality and opportunities, as well the idea of a peace-oriented Europe.
Carme was a dedicated member of the European Council on Foreign Relations. She joined our Council shortly after her successful term as Spain’s first female defence minister. She played a leading role in areas of European defence and security while part of the ECFR Council, and was a force to be reckoned with in championing the European project. She embodied the very principles of the European Union and will be dearly missed.
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