The Chamber unanimously approves demanding legal changes so that the reception of migrant minors is mandatory for the Autonomous Communities
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, March 24. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The groups that support the Government of the Canary Islands –PSOE, NC, Sí Podemos and ASG– carried out a total of 260 resolution proposals this Thursday but maintained their differences –to a lesser extent than on Wednesday– in around the Western Sahara conflict.
In the specific case of this conflict, the philosophy of a joint PNL approved in February of last year was followed, which includes compliance with international commitments and human rights in Western Sahara, recognition of the Polisario Front as a legitimate representative, holding a referendum and a humanitarian corridor with the Tindouf refugee camp.
However, a NC resolution proposal went ahead, with the support of Sí Podemos and the opposition, in which the central government is urged to return to the “historic position” of neutrality between the Sahara and Morocco and align itself with the pronouncements of the UN, with its spokesman, Luis Campos, with a much lower tone than on Wednesday -reproached from the Nationalist Group-. On this point, both the Socialist Group and ASG abstained.
In total, all the resolution proposals of the quadripartite were approved, basically oriented towards the defense of public services, the REF and the reconstruction of La Palma, plus another 29 from the Popular Group, 24 from the Nationalist Group, 15 from Citizens and 8 from the Joint Group spokesperson, Vidina Espino.
Likewise, all the groups have agreed on the need to seek a legal reform so that the reception of unaccompanied migrant minors is mandatory by the autonomous communities.
The spokesperson for the Popular Group, Australia Navarro, has highlighted that the president, Ángel Víctor Torres, has not presented an objective analysis of reality in the ‘Debate on the State of Nationality’ nor has he presented a “roadmap”, and has a “disconnection” with “street problems”, without presenting measures to help families and businesses.
CANARY ISLANDS “IN COLLAPSE”, ACCORDING TO THE PP
“The Canary Islands are in a situation of collapse and it seems that they are not aware of it,” he pointed out, specifying that there are carriers “drowned” by the price of fuel, “desperate” ranchers, companies that think “of closing” and ordinary canaries ” scared” when they go to fill gas, pay electricity or go to the supermarket.
Navarro commented that today “the Canary Islands are less rich and the Canary Islands much poorer”, with thousands of young people “without opportunities and a future”, for which he called Torres’ speech “disappointing” because the archipelago is still at the bottom of the social indicators.
Along these lines, he has described the Executive as “the one of ineffectiveness” and the lack of dialogue, criticizing its “lack of reflexes” to deal with problems.
Likewise, he has pointed out that the canaries “cannot wait any longer” and in the face of that, there is a “paralysis” that suffocates the archipelago.
The spokesman for the Gomeran Socialist Group (ASG), Casimiro Curbelo, has defended that the Government “does not abandon” the productive sectors as many direct aids are being prepared and work is also being done to diversify the economy and promote the internationalization of the islands.
He has warned of the increase in the extra costs of the double insularity but believes that “an opportunity” is now opening up to adjust the taxation of fuels in the ‘green islands’.
ASG SLAM TO THE LOWERING OF THE IGIC
Along these lines, he has also requested that budgetary flexibility be maintained so as not to lower the IGIC, which would detract some 350 million in income, of which 200 million would directly affect local corporations.
The deputy Melodie Mendoza has commented that it is “fundamental” to maintain political unity around the reconstruction of La Palma and “hand in hand” with those affected and has called for an agreement to end temporary employment in public administration.
His colleague, Jesús Ramos, has commented that social policies “are essential” but also economic ones, claiming that they be carried out hand in hand with councils and city councils because it improves the efficiency of projects.
The deputy of Citizens (Cs), Ricardo Fernández, has warned the Government not to practice “client politics” with the distribution of European funds and the planning of projects in the middle of the pre-election year.
Likewise, it has unsuccessfully requested to adjust inflation to personal income tax, lower the tax on hydrocarbons and return the general rate of the IGIC to 5% since its increase was circumstantial.
The spokeswoman for the Mixed Group, Vidina Espino, has criticized the “passivity” of the Government of the Canary Islands to deal with the rise in prices and the increase in poverty in the archipelago, with 40,000 more people since the Legislature began.
ESPINO DEFENDS HER “LEGITIMACY” AS A DEPUTY
Likewise, he has warned the quadripartite groups that he is going to continue defending the canaries even if they ‘hope’ because he has the “legitimacy” to be a deputy. “The interests of the canaries are above shouting and insults,” she commented.
Luis Campos, spokesman for NC, has demanded that the Canary Islands “have a voice” in all the debate bodies and that a “legislative change” be created, through an initiative in Parliament and referred to Congress, so that all communities participate in the reception of unaccompanied foreign minors.
He has also recognized the “high tension” of the increase in electricity and fuel prices, plus the shopping basket, for which he has proposed decoupling gas from the price of the energy mix and creating taxes for electricity companies.
His colleague Carmen Hernández has highlighted the measures to fight against “chronified poverty”, something that is combated with aid and citizen income but also with more public housing and training and qualification for people in social exclusion.
He has also shown his “concern” about the waiting lists in dependency, so it is “essential” to accelerate the second plan for social and health infrastructure, since there are more than 9,000 people waiting for a place.
For Yes We Can, its spokesman, Manuel Marrero, has disfigured this Thursday the Popular Party that does not have “empty” in co-governing with the “racist and fascist” extreme right while asking to be kicked out of the central and Canarian governments.
Thus, he has indicated that the PP “bothers” his presence in governments because they are his “class enemy” since they defend public services while the popular prefer that “people go to charity.”
The deputy of the Nationalist Group, Rosa Dávila, has branded as “obscenity, irresponsibility and indecency” that the president of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has predicted an economic “comeback” when the Canary Islands “are poorer”.
Along these lines, he has questioned the “passivity” of the president in the face of rising prices, the fear of shortages and companies that are “faltering”.
The president of the Socialist Group, Nira Fierro, who has closed the debate, has valued the “meeting points” with Cs and the Popular Group and although the electoral calendar is “tight”, she has asked the political parties to abandon “simplism and political histrionics” because when the elections are over, the challenges of the Canary Islands “will still be there”.
For this reason, he has highlighted the “unity of action” to resolve the “uncertainty” of current times, giving as an example the work around the pandemic or the volcanic eruption.