In the Senate, it values the State of the autonomies and calls to “defend it”
MADRID, May 19. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The president of the Parliament of the Canary Islands, Gustavo Matos, has urged this Thursday to “articulate” the mechanisms that provide for the “active participation” of the Canarian Parliament in the decisions of the Congress and the Senate, especially in those that affect its Economic Regime and Tax (REF).
The Board and the Board of Spokespersons of the Parliament of the Canary Islands met during the day in the Upper House with the President of the Senate, Ander Gil, where they focused on the implementation of these mechanisms, provided for in the Statute of Autonomy of the Canary Islands in 2018.
Although Matos has recognized that they are “novel”, he has stressed the need to start them in the face of a series of “interpretive and procedural imbalances” that have led the Canarian Parliament to file appeals before the Constitutional Court.
“We want to standardize the casuistry that we know with the technical services and the tables of Congress and the Senate,” he explained at a press conference, insisting that the Parliament of the community “must rule” on legislative decisions, as provided in the statute.
Regarding the resources, Matos has specified that “there is no bad faith” and has assured that “there is good will” on the part of the chambers to put the mechanisms into operation.
On the other hand, Matos has valued the first Statute of Autonomy of the Canary Islands, which this year turns four decades old. “The Canary Islands have had the opportunity to make their own decisions as close as possible to our territory, which has specific singularities”, he highlighted.
Thus, the Canarian delegation has transferred that feeling to Gil and, together with him, they have made a “balance” of these 40 years.
In the words of the president of the Canarian Parliament, these have been “the best years” for the community in terms of political, social and economic development and in this sense, he has called for the State of the Autonomous Communities to be vindicated and to “defend” it, at a time when which “parliamentary forces call it into question”.
Also, Matos has recognized that the Canary Islands suffer from “structural problems” and has several challenges ahead, such as the demographic challenge, but has emphasized following the path of “development” and continuing to make decisions “close to the people”.