07-12-2019 | Cs

The vice mayor of Madrid says that 'Cs is the only party that is proposing an alternative to the horror pact'

"We propose a majority of 221 seats so that Spain is not in the hands of populists and independentistas." This was stated by the vice mayor of Madrid, Begoña Villacís, in statements to the media before participating in the table on 'Municipal policies against air pollution and climate change', held within the framework of the Climate Summit (COP25) “We are the 10 most useful seats that there is right now in Parliament ”He has apostilled.

"We have the feeling that political parties are thinking more about their own interests than the interests of the country," Villacís said. The vice mayor of Madrid has asked the PSOE "To rectify and abandon extremist positions" and has appealed to the PP so that “Think less about Vox and more in Spain" In this sense, the Madrid parliamentarian has assured that "Cs is the only party that is proposing an alternative to the horror pact".

Villacís has taken the opportunity to insist that “You cannot face an economic recession from the hand of Podemos, nor the territorial crisis from the hand of ERC”. "We don't want to owe them anything," he said. Therefore, he has defended that the orange formation “He will do everything possible to avoid it and try to agree on Sánchez and Casado” why "That's what the center is for, so that Spain is not in the hands of the radicals", has sentenced.

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Carcedo: "The consequences of climate change are already a Public Health emergency"

Carcedo, who has opened the day "Acceleration: driving climate action to protect health", framed within # COP25, has emphasized that "scientific evidence has already shown that air pollution is responsible for a significant burden of deaths , hospitalizations, the cause and worsening of the symptoms of numerous diseases. "

In addition, he pointed out that, in the specific case of children, "they are at greater risk of developing diseases such as asthma or cardiovascular pathologies and affects neurological development and cognitive ability." And, in pregnant women "air pollution can lead to premature birth and newborns to be smaller and of low weight."

Along these lines, the minister recalled WHO data that shows that "air pollution causes 7 million premature deaths each year, of which 600,000 correspond to children." In addition, "the fact of living near high traffic routes is responsible for 15% of childhood asthma and a similar percentage of chronic diseases in people over 65 years."

María Luisa Carcedo has indicated that together with air pollution "there are other climatic threats that affect health such as the increase in average temperatures and days of extreme heat, phenomena such as fires, floods and droughts, the risks to marine food security or the increase in mosquito-borne diseases, some of which were already considered eradicated. "


The minister stressed that at this point "it is time to act now and it is time to talk about the Health New Deal." Moreover, he insisted that "the conclusions of the 2019 Lancet Countdown Report tell us that we are being slow to respond to the enormous impact that climate change has on health." And he added that "the response must be multilateral and multisectoral, energetic and urgent, from international organizations, governments, civil society, research, business and also citizens."

Along these lines, he pointed out that we must all go hand in hand: "Scientists need the collaboration of the media and civil society to claim the prominence that health needs when we talk and act on climate change." Regarding companies, the minister has drawn attention to a fact, "they are being slow to link health and climate change." "According to The Lancet Countdown, he explained, of the 12,000 companies, from more than 160 countries, who have signed the UN Global Compact to achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda, only 12% related health and climate change in their reports of progress. "

Carcedo has assured that the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare has long been committed to this work and "with an approach that advocates including health in all policies." Along these lines, he recalled that, in the coming months, a National Health and Environment Plan prepared with other ministries, regional governments and the best experts will be presented.

María Luisa Carcedo has concluded her intervention with a clear message, "We cannot afford any delay or setback in progress because our sons, our daughters, will not forgive us. Only by placing health at the center of all policies and actions will we achieve effective commitments that allow us to save lives, reduce pollutant emissions, breathe clean air and ultimately promote fair and sustainable development. "

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Pablo Montesinos atiende a los medios de comunicación

Holders of their statements before the media:

  • He criticizes that Sánchez is "trying to launder those who want to destroy the Constitution" after saying yesterday that he was happy and that negotiations to form a government with those who attack the Magna Carta "are going well."
  • It requires Sanchez to explain "the price of agreement" with those who want to destroy Spain.
  • He affirms that "Sánchez is still the lord of the no is not" because "he does not want to assume responsibility for the case of the are, does not face the last, and devastating, unemployment data and does not call Casado, thus disregarding the pacts of state that has raised the PP ”.
  • Faced with this “serious” situation, the PP will exercise a “clear, firm and responsible” opposition based on defending the Constitution, the Rule of Law and the general interest.
  • Reject the "lessons of the left" in defense of the environment and remember that the PP is the party of Miguel Arias Cañete, which has led to the European institutions the fight against climate change, and the party that, already in 1996, created for the first time a Ministry of Environment.
  • He claims that the strategy of the city of Madrid in defense of the environment "goes much further" to undertake traffic restrictions.
  • He attributes the insults of the left to his attempt to "monopolize a cause that belongs to everyone" and his "nervousness" because they know that they will be many years without governing the capital of Spain.
  • He emphasizes that "when the right center is divided, Sánchez and the radical left win", as we have seen in the last general elections and in the configuration of the Congressional Roundtable.
  • Remember that "the PP proposed a formula for the right center to be strengthened in this government body and Vox did not want, which led to the strengthening of the left."
  • He affirms that in Andalusia the Government agreement with Citizens and investiture with Vox has brought stability and has allowed to lower taxes and improve the economic indicators of this community. “If someone wants to put stability at risk, they will have to respond to the Andalusians.

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Pablo Casado, en declaraciones a los medios de comunicación

Holders of their statements before the media:

  • Proclaims that the PP is "the only party" that does not ask for the reform of the Constitution and opposes "attempts to introduce plurinationality or the Catalan nation, to suppress autonomy, to suppress the Senate or to question organizations provincial policies ”.
  • He emphasizes that "the Constitution is the solution to our problems", not the problem that some use as a pretext to cover internal debates.
  • Stresses “the critical moment” that Spain is going through, since in 41 years of the Constitution “PGE had never been seen negotiating in a jail, offering a vice president to a party that asks to abolish the parliamentary monarchy, negotiate an investiture with independentists convicted of sedition or rule in a community with the votes of the heirs of Batasuna. ”
  • He says he has to defend "today more than ever" the Constitution, national unity and the King of Spain, because "the parliamentary constitutional monarchy has been the best guarantor of the system we enjoy today", and calls to defend the model of coexistence, the concord, the legal order and the Transition system; "Sanchez has that responsibility."
  • Remember the words he addressed to Sánchez about the responsibility of PP and PSOE to “widen the space of political centrality,” but Sánchez has chosen “the path of the enemies of the Magna Carta in a free, thoughtful and desired decision, because it is the fourth time he tries. ”
  • He points out that the PP "will enforce the blocking minority" to not allow a constitutional reform, and "will enforce the reform of the previous constitutional appeal" to avoid a statutory reform in the Basque Country or in Catalonia "that attempts to overflow the order constitutional and de facto exercise a new constituent line against the agreement of the Constitution ”.
  • He appeals to the generation of the Transition's embrace: "We, your grandchildren, cannot break that hug, that of the 40 best years of our country."
  • Censorship Sánchez's attempt to bleach his negotiations with ERC and the positions of Podemos: "In no country in our environment would it be possible to negotiate a government with those who want to break the constitutional order."
  • He stresses that the PP is "absolutely incompatible" with any alternative proposed by Sánchez "that has those who want to end our constitutional system." "The PP is not a substitute for ERC or Bildu or Podemos," he warns.
  • "The PP is the only systemic alternative, as a democratic pillar of this constitutional order, which the opposition will exercise from this House."

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Ábalos says that the transport sector in Spain will emit 32% less pollutant gases in 2030

Ábalos, during the speech delivered at the inauguration of Transport Day, explained that the transport sector is the main emitter of greenhouse gases, which in Spain accounts for 27% of emissions.

In this regard, the minister has stated that it will not be possible to achieve the climate objectives to which Spain has committed itself if it is not possible to reduce transport emissions. For this reason, he has stood out in the work that is done from Fomento to promote the reduction of emissions by 32% until 2030.

Mobility Strategy

The head of the Department has detailed that in order to achieve this goal, a Safe, Sustainable and Connected Mobility Strategy has been conceived, which has the global vision that the climate challenge requires.

Subsequently, the minister has gone on to detail the lines of said strategy and the actions that its execution entails.

Among its objectives, Ábalos has highlighted the importance of generalizing the use of sustainable energy sources in all modes of transport. In this sense, he has set the example of Aena's photovoltaic plan, the purchase of 100% green energy or the railways as part of this commitment.

In addition, the minister has affirmed that the use of low-emission means of transport will be stimulated and has indicated that both the liberalization of the railway sector and the modal transfer, or the use of ecological vehicles for services at airports, stations and for Road maintenance is the first effective steps of this strategy.

Within this strategy, Ábalos has added that measures are being taken to increase the energy efficiency of the transport sector as a whole, such as the smart rail energy network, the renovation of rolling stock, the new environmental requirements for buses, or LED lighting on roads, stations and airports.

Finally, the minister stressed that the promotion of the digital transformation of transport is considered key from Fomento to better adjust supply and demand, to take better advantage of each medium and thus reduce pollution.

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El presidente del Partido Popular, Pablo Casado

The recent constitutive session of the Spanish Courts and the oath formulas used by fifty elected parliamentarians were a real affront to democratic institutions. If we compare the firm response of the then President of the Congress, Felix Pons, to a similar situation thirty years ago, with the passivity with which the degradation of such a solemn act was tolerated last Tuesday, an institutional crisis is evident to which it is essential to rebel and whose implication would be a huge mistake.

The serenity with which the dignity of the Parliament was defended in 1989 was the result of a clear conscience on the part of the two great political parties that humiliation cannot be tolerated to the institutions that represent the Spanish people. This antecedent also took place a few days after the iron curtain that separated the free world from a dictatorship that had annihilated the institutions and democracy of their respective countries for decades.

Spain was placed in the right place in history since 1975 when we began a suggestive project of life in common with the Transition, one of the most successful works of political architecture of the twentieth century. And the 1978 Constitution is his great legacy that we should all defend with determination and enthusiasm, in the face of the increasingly numerous attacks he suffers. For something, it was endorsed by almost 90% of citizens getting the bridges to tear down the walls and that the Spaniards enjoyed the best years of our recent history.

Constitutional Spain is a magnificent example of how successful the theses of professors Robinson and Acemoglu are in their book Why countries fail. It is the institutions enjoyed by some countries and not others that justify the differences that exist, for example, between the city of Nogales in Arizona and the city of Nogales in Sonora, only separated by a few meters of border. Institutions are the indispensable sails for the winds of progress to caress a nation, and present-day Spain has been driven by those winds for more than three decades. That is why it is so serious to tolerate the degradation of institutions. To accept that an autonomous community lives installed in disloyalty or in open illegality, or that a prison can be a place of pilgrimage to negotiate the investiture of a President of Government not only means an aberration for the dignity of a democracy but the guarantee of failure of a country.

We enjoyed an exemplary democracy whose origin is a Constitution of all and for all that surpassed the two Spain that froze the heart of Machado and the unstoppable cainism that throughout our history had devoured the Spaniards. We reconcile, the future defeated the past, the desire for freedom to fear, hope for resentment and concord to anger. That was the spirit of the Transition to solve the debates that for centuries had divided the Spaniards. That is why the Historical Memory has never been the rescue of the forgetfulness of victims of the past but an amendment to the totality to the reconciliation of the Transition and to the architects who made it possible including those coming from the political left.

The 1978 Constitution is the key to the vault of our Rule of Law, the rule of law that has triumphed from the two great challenges our democracy has suffered in these four decades. If Don Juan Carlos silenced the sabers on February 23, 1981, Don Felipe led the Spanish people in their response to the separatist coup to our constitutional order, and in the actions of the responsible political forces, the security forces and the judges and prosecutors to defeat the "rauxa del procès".

Undoubtedly, Spain has in the Constitution the most useful tool to recover political stability, and therefore, in these hard times all parties should defend it without reservation. However, today the Popular Party is the only one that has both feet within the Constitution, which accepts it in its entirety, from the preamble to the final provision and that is why we oppose the attempts to break the agreement that enlightened it, both for those who wish to end the unity of the Spanish Nation by introducing plurinationality, and for those who intend to open our institutional system in a channel by suppressing autonomy or the Senate.

We live serious hours for our democracy. The acting Government does not seek partners but accomplices in a mutation that intends to bury forty years of concord. That is what the road map agreed at the Pedralbes summit means and the agreements with Bildu in a few institutions. Yesterday's terrorists cannot be today's partners, as a former socialist minister recently reported. It is time to stop playing with the State and make real state policy. The Constitution is the solution, not the problem, and therefore the urgent thing is not to propose its reform but to enforce it in a determined way. There is no possible or timely modification when what is intended to be attacked by some is the very foundation of our political system, which is the unity of Spain.

Without institutions there is no democracy, and it is time to value them as a genuine expression of the freedom and rights of Spaniards. Only in this way can we make that “ever noble Spain” that Cernuda de Galdós glossed real. It is in our hand to make it possible, defending the Constitution of Concord, the true measure of contemporary Spain, which made us a nation of free and equal citizens.

Pablo Casado
President of the Popular Party

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Valerio says that the fight against climate change must be carried out under conditions of social justice

This was expressed in his first speech at the Climate Summit held in Madrid between December 2 and 13 (COP25 Chile-Madrid), in which he presented the panel on "Decent Work and economic growth: A transition fair towards an inclusive green economy. "

In his speech, Magdalena Valerio said that the transition to a sustainable economy must be seen as "a powerful generator of opportunities to create quality employment and business growth." The path is "adequate and well-designed" public policies and strategic frameworks, in which the right to the training of workers throughout life is contemplated and social protection is ensured, also to new forms of employment.

Also, in order to overcome the challenges for employment that just transitions to sustainable economies entail, the acting minister considers that fluid dialogue with social agents and other public administrations is essential.

Valerio has explained that job insecurity and long-term unemployment, particularly among young people and the elderly, "represent a threat to social cohesion." That is why the fight against climate change, "something crucial for the sustainability of our planet", must be carried out under conditions of social justice, or it will increase inequality and exclusion. In short, "we will only achieve a new social contract when the social and environmental objectives support each other," he said.

In this line of action, there are some of the initiatives promoted by the Ministry of Labor, Migration and Social Security such as the Master Plan for Decent Work to Fight Fraud, the rise of the Minimum Interprofessional Salary and the crash plans to reduce unemployment of young people and the long-term unemployed. In addition, Valerio has announced that the National Fair Transition Strategy will be integrated into the Annual Employment Policy Plans, paying special attention to equal opportunities between women and men and to the improvement of employment services in vulnerable territories.

National Fair Transition Strategy

Throughout her presentation, the acting minister has reiterated the Government's commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda, as well as with the recommendations of the Paris Agreement and the Guidelines for a Just Transition of the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Valerio recalled that "Spain is the first country in the world to develop a National Strategy for Just Transition." The agreement signed between the Government of Spain and the ILO in July 2018 laid the foundations of this process, which frames the Framework Agreement for a Just Transition of Coal Mining and the Sustainable Development of the Mining Regions for the Period 2019-2027. This text, agreed with social agents and other administrations, tries to respond to the social and economic consequences of the forced closure of coal mines in compliance with European Union legislation.

Specifically, the framework agreement for the mining regions includes early retirement and incentive losses for the workers of the mining companies destined to close. In addition, it includes training plans and support for labor insertion. And a fund of 250 million euros is planned, for a period of five years, aimed at supporting business initiatives and development of the affected regions, to achieve their structural transformation, economic recovery and social welfare.

"The objective is to neutralize the negative consequences of energy transformations and maximize opportunities," explained Magdalena Valerio. "And none of this will be possible without an environment that fosters the companies of the future, sustainable and greener."

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• Claim the minutes of the constitutive session held on December 3 and the full reproduction of all interventions

The spokesperson of the Popular Group, Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo, has sent a letter to the Bureau of Congress in which it requests that all interventions that in the constitutional session departed from the established legal formula be reviewed, agreeing not to acquire the condition full of deputies to those who used phrases that, "in clear transgression of the law and constitutional jurisprudence, emptied content or included limiting elements" to the simple and necessary act of constitutional compliance.

The GPP also claims that the legal grounds that led the president to ignore “totally and absolutely” what was stipulated in the House Rules and the reasons for disregarding the request made by the PP previously for everyone's interventions to be recorded were indicated the elected deputies.

The Bureau should also agree on the full reproduction of these interventions, and send the minutes of the plenary session held on December 3 to the GPP.

In the event that the Board does not comply with the GPP's requests to annul the formulas it considers unconstitutional, the PP has already announced that it is willing to resort to the Constitutional Court.

The brief presented to the Bureau recalls the intervention in said session of the president of the PP, Pablo Casado, "before the palmar breach by various elected deputies of the duty to abide by the Constitution", although President Batet hastened to declare that all had Acquired full status of deputies.

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