LA FRONTERA (EL HIERRO), Aug 26 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The president of the Popular Party (PP), Pablo Casado, has demanded this Thursday the central government to guarantee compliance with the Economic and Fiscal Regime (REF) in the Canary Islands regardless of what happens with the negotiation on the General State Budget (PGE ).
“The REF is the law, comply with it,” he told journalists after visiting a temporary migrant center in La Frontera (El Hierro) accompanied by the regional president and her insular counterpart, Australia Navarro and Juan Manuel García, respectively.
Along these lines, he has said that once the law is complied with, it will be seen if the PGE can “match” the last ones that the PP prepared, which were “the best” in the history of the islands, and all in a context difficult for the economy of the Canary Islands, with tourism “to the limit”, 60% youth unemployment and a primary sector that has had a “frankly bad”.
Casado has pointed out that the archipelago needs the “collaboration” of the State with aid, compliance with the REF and “real measures” so that it “continues to be” a tourist power and consolidates, for example, as a work destination for European teleworkers. “It’s not a bad idea to do it here,” he said.
He has insisted that the Canary Islands are an “essential part” of Spain and the European Union, and is burdened by too high unemployment and illegal immigration, reproaching Pedro Sánchez that “he could have found out that boats were arriving 700 meters from his palace “, while staying at La Mareta on the island of Lanzarote.
“Less holidays and canned events and more betting on this autonomous community,” he added.
In addition, he pointed out that the PP will fight against the “fraud” of the entry of primary products from America that compete with the “quality” of Canarian products, making special mention of the tropical pineapple from El Hierro, and expects the collaboration of the Canary Islands Government and councils.
He has said that the fine for non-compliance with these products “is less than the benefit” and claimed the “quality and excellence” of Canarian products against “attempts to usurpate a single brand.”
Casado has confessed to journalists that he would like his wife and children to visit El Hierro and that he is “looking for dates” to visit La Graciosa, the only Canary Island that he does not know.