The Prosecutor agrees with the Council of Tenerife in the process to transfer patients from Hospital Febles Campos to the Diocesan Seminary of The lagoon. This was announced by the Minister of Social Action, Marián Franquet, almost at the end of an extraordinary plenary session that was much more than a summer formality. The candidacy of the Island to be the headquarters of the European Tourism Agency is also supported by a large majority, although with reluctance from an opposition that was betting on the capital, Santa Cruz. Without leaving the tourism field, the proposal of Sí Podemos Canarias to promote a moratorium was rejected. The PRUG of Mount Teide focused another debate after which it went ahead to extend the term of allegations to the document as much as necessary, beyond July 26 now, “to achieve consensus.”
Franquet launched the bomb in response to the popular Zaida González, who was angry at the brief explanation of the government team. Then the socialist expanded. The Provincial Prosecutor requests that it be dismissed andThe appeal filed against the order at the beginning of last June by which the complaint was filed and confirms that it was adjusted to law. He endorses that the Cabildo and IASS acted in accordance with the law and assures that “the reported facts are not compatible with the existence of any criminal offence.”
The Prosecutor’s Office requests the dismissal of the appeal presented by the works committee of the IASS and the Assembly of Workers of the Canary Islands (ATC) against the order of the Investigating Court No. 4 of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which filed the complaint a month ago.
Franquet values: “Both the complaint and the appeal had the sole objective of stopping the management.” Furthermore, he adds, “they go directly against the interests of the residents of Febles Campos, the main losers in all this.
There is no criminal offense
The text of the Prosecutor’s Office underlines: “We show our total agreement with the car now contested for understanding that the facts denounced at first are not compatible with the existence of any criminal offence.
The document adds that “there is still no contract between the Cabildo/IASS and Clece in relation to the transfer of users from the Febles Campos Hospital to the La Laguna Seminary, so in terms of administrative prevarication, we understand that it is impossible to commit it without first proceeding to award any contract object of the process. Franquet threw González in the face: «You only worried about the lawsuit, not the ruling that ruled out any guilt of the Cabildo. And now you ask at what point is the file?
The extraordinary session in July, a continuation of the one in June that did not end, approves the institutional drive for the island’s candidacy as the headquarters of the European Tourism Agency. Only Sí Podemos Canarias opposed it, although the CC and PP voted in favor of the amendment to the entire government group “in that way.” Among other arguments, the approved text highlights the leadership of Tenerife in the main figures related to the sector such as connectivity, accommodation offer, billing or tourist arrivals. These benefits are broken down in detail by the insular director of the area, Laura Castro.
CC-PNC presented a motion favorable to the candidacy of the island’s capital. It supports that of Tenerifebut regrets that “the PSOE has decided for sectarian reasons that the agreement does not include the name of Santa Cruz».
This thesis is defended by the counselor Diana Mora who, faced with Enrique Arriaga’s approach as to why not the tourist city or La Laguna, recalls a previous episode of “some dreams” when she valued Puerto de la Cruz. CC stresses that “Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the only municipality that has formalized its intention to host the organization.”
Mora points out that “we are facing another attempt to ignore Santa Cruz for sectarian reasons, for having a nationalist mayor.” In the end, 27 votes in favor and 3 against, those of Sí Podemos Canarias.
rejection of the moratorium
All the groups voted against the Sí Podemos Canarias proposal to promote a tourist moratorium. The purples criticize that “they bet on the unsustainability of a developmental tourism model and without limits that is the tomb of the scarce territory without preying on the Island». The motion sought to limit the creation of new positions. His rejection “shows that we are the only political force that is committed to redirecting the all-inclusive mass tourism model towards a sustainable and quality one that ensures the protection of our fragile territory.”
The arguments of the no were from not demonizing the tourist to try to demonstrate with data that the resident population is more polluted. Between numbers was the debate. María José Belda, spokesperson for Sí Podemos, clarifies that “it is not about tourism-phobia, a moratorium does not mean the disappearance of tourists.” Mora leaves the door open to the “study on the population loads that the Island supports.”
The Teide Plan
The Master Plan for Use and Management (PRUG) of the Teide National Park, today a draft on public display, does not withdraw against the CC-PNC proposal that criticizes “the lack of consensus to regulate activities on Teide.” The amendment goes ahead with the entire government group plus Sí Podemos Canarias by 15 votes in favor, 11 against (CC) and 4 abstentions (PP). The Plan is “improvable” and must achieve maximum agreement.
That is why the Regional Council for Ecological Transition, which has the powers to hold the meetings with the groups, is urged. Enrique Arriaga (Cs) states that his area, Highways, has presented eight binding allegations and criticizes that they have not been consulted. If these corrections are not addressed, he is in favor of withdrawing the Plan. He assures that there is an error of up to two million visitors in the burden borne by the National Park. From the Mobility Plan, in parallel, the Minister for the Natural Environment and Security, Isabel García, makes it clear that “we are against a shopping center in a protected area, be it Mount Teide or another” in response to Cristo González, from Sí Podemos Canary Islands.
Abrupt and tense ending. Marián Franquet (PSOE) makes it ugly that the three spokespersons who requested this extraordinary plenary session from CC (Carlos Alonso), PP (Zaida González) and Sí Podemos (Belda) are missing. They give excuses, but… Neither broom nor paperwork this summer.