SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Dec. 3 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, said this Friday that the Next Generation funds of the European Union (EU) are a “revolution” but at the same time he has said that the lack of personnel in the administrations and the excessive bureaucracy generates “restlessness” and “nervousness”.
At the opening of a conference on the resilience mechanism organized by the Cabildo de Tenerife, he appealed to “get the job done and get it right”, managing resources “quickly and efficiently”, recognizing that the current public framework “is not the most suitable”.
In addition, he has warned that the councils are “very unknown” in the peninsular sphere due to their “difficult fit” in the funds as they are local corporations and depend on the Government of the Canary Islands, and he hopes that this day, that they have the participation of representatives of three ministries, serve to clear some doubts.
The president of the Canarian Federation of Municipalities (Fecam), Mari Brito, highlighted the “cooperation and co-governance” put into practice by the municipalities during the pandemic and expressed her desire that the implementation of the 2030 Agenda of the Government of the Canary Islands “Don’t be a utopia.”
For this reason, he has requested that European funds be distributed “fairly” to achieve “safer and more resilient” cities and towns.
“We cannot fail,” he said, underlining that the islands have the “double challenge” of innovating and also solving structural problems.
The Minister of the Presidency, Finance and Modernization of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Berta Pérez, highlighted the “transformative power” of these funds to achieve a “green, digital and gender-equal” island of Tenerife, and with the “commitment” of the municipalities.
Like the president, he has commented that the councils have to “assert themselves” in the Peninsula as key institutions for the deployment of the programs.