20-10-2020 | Cs
The general secretary of Cs attends a meeting with Begoña Villacís and Luis Garicano on the process of raising European funds by city councils
"Ciudadanos will work for the necessary reforms in the municipalities that will allow us to receive European funds and that will make us more competitive and efficient." This was stated by the Secretary General of Citizens (Cs), Marina Bravo, after attending a working meeting in Madrid on the process of raising European funds by municipalities, which was also attended by the head of the delegation of Citizens in the European Parliament, Luis Garicano, and the deputy mayor of Madrid and member of the Orange Executive Committee, Begoña Villacís.
"From Ciudadanos we have been insisting from the beginning of this pandemic that everything we do at this time will be very important to get out of this situation and not lose the path of recovery in which the countries around us are already working," he explained Bravo, in addition to emphasizing that "we are working in coordination with the municipalities and the Autonomous Communities so that we can receive such important aid for the future of the Spanish."
For his part, Villacís has stressed that “we are very aware that this is going to be the great debate from now on and in Cs we have a clear reference in Europe which is Luis Garicano who is working, today, on the design of these funds ", in addition to regretting that" municipal corporations are not receiving any indication or criteria from the Government of the nation. "
Meanwhile, Garicano has underlined that “Madrid is a city with a great attraction for its quality of life, which places it in an excellent position to compete for global talent; for this reason, it is necessary to invest in creating an environment in which there are world-class universities and the creation of start-ups is favored so that Madrid can compete in the global economy ”. It should be noted that the Cs MEP is one of the negotiators of the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism, the legislation that will regulate the conditions of European aid.