Mr. López Aguilar speaks with Pedro Aránguez, Ambassador for Spain, about populism and the rule of law in the European Union. Mr. López Aguilar served as Minister of Justice and congressman in Spain. He is currently a member of the European Parliament where he has chaired the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. He is also a professor on Constitutional Law.
In this interview, Mr. López Aguilar talks about the rise of populism and its dangers for the European project. The rule of law and respect for diversity are in danger in some Member States of the Union and this has profoundly changed European politics. In this defining moment for the Union, Mr. López Aguilar explains the challenges we face and the possible strategies to enforce the foundational Article 2 TFEU values