SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Nov. 21. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The president of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo, has stated that the agreements reached with the new Government chaired by Pedro Sánchez and the signing of the so-called ‘Canary Agenda’ represent “good news” for the Canary Islands because “it will be on the table of affairs of state”. “Catalonia will not be alone, nor will the Basque Country be alone. The Canary Islands will also be there,” he remarked.
This was stated in response to a question from the spokesperson for the Gomera Socialist Group Parliamentary Group (ASG), Casimiro Curbelo, about the materialization of compensatory measures due to remoteness, insularity and social and economic cohesion included in the ‘Canary Agenda’, especially on the green islands.
In his speech, Fernando Clavijo maintained that regardless of whether the Government of Pedro Sánchez has acquired commitments with other autonomous communities and other political forces, “the reality is that there is a Government of Spain with which we must work”, and added that the signing the ‘Canarian Agenda’ will allow “us to be treated on equal terms.”
Thus, he explained that in this ‘Canary Agenda’ they wanted to protect free transportation; investments in hydraulic works, educational infrastructure, roads and employment plans; connectivity; and also specific plans for youth to prevent them from ending up leaving, especially in non-capital islands.
For his part, Casimiro Curbelo highlighted the support of the Canarian Coalition for the investiture of Pedro Sánchez because “it will allow us to work in coordination with the Government of Spain on the Canarian Agenda”, specifically, in aspects such as the Economic and Fiscal Regime (REF ), self-government, the rights of the Canary Islands as an outermost region or the agreements that remain pending.