SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, June 2 (EUROPA PRESS) –
Canary Islands Coalition (CC) and Agrupación Herreña Independiente (AHI) began work this Friday to incorporate into the government program for the next four years measures that will give impetus and respond to the needs of the ‘green islands’.
After a meeting held in the Parliament of the Canary Islands in which the candidate for the Presidency of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo, the Organization Secretary, David Toledo, and the general campaign coordinator, José Miguel Barragán, participated, these last two members of the commission CC negotiator, with the president of the Agrupación Herreña Independiente, Javier Armas, and Narvay Quintero, both forces agreed to continue advancing in a plan to improve the quality of life of the herreños and herreñas and respond to the challenges of the ‘green islands’, fundamentally marked by the rise in prices.
Precisely in this context, David Toledo stressed the will of both forces to consolidate the commitments included in the agreement signed by CC and AHI before the local and regional elections on May 28, collects a note from CC.
Specifically, he delved into some of the measures, among which he highlighted the suppression of the Special Fuel Tax on the islands of El Hierro, La Palma and La Gomera, which would mean a saving of 28 cents per liter of fuel for the citizens of these three islands.
The objective is to alleviate the impact of the rise in fuel prices in the last year, which “has been more bloody,” he argued.
Added to the suppression of the Special Fuel Tax are other measures also aimed at lowering the price of the shopping cart in El Hierro, La Palma and La Gomera, the most affected by the price increase of the last year.
Precisely, among CC’s commitments, the one-off tax reduction from 7 to 5% throughout the Canary Islands stands out, to the requirement that the State update the standard costs of freight transport that the Canary Islands Coalition managed to incorporate into the General State Budgets, and that it would mitigate the increase in transport freight prices, which have skyrocketed by up to 500% in the ‘green islands’.
Likewise, both nationalist forces also worked on other measures such as bonuses for entrepreneurs and the self-employed, as well as the urgent implementation of a plan for tropical pineapple and others linked to connectivity, transport, infrastructure or professional training, aimed at alleviating the depopulation in El Hierro, La Palma and La Gomera.