Iván Espinosa said in La Sexta that it is difficult to speak of red lines when the negotiation phases have not gone beyond timid contacts that, in addition, have not been seconded by the totality of the parties. He said that for now he has received contact from different parties among which surprisingly is a letter from the PSOE, but there has been no contact by the formation of Albert Rivera.

In addition, our spokesman in the Congress, affirmed as a gesture of democratic will the fact of arranging meetings to carry out the negotiations, negotiations that seem to lack interest for Citizens, the formation to which dialogue has been raised on numerous occasions and, after more than a week, he has responded with absolute silence.

As for the well-known label of "ultra", Espinosa affirmed as a curious phenomenon the fact that it is never labeled as "ultra parties" to formations such as Bildu, ERC or PDCAT, some games that, in sum, have not been able to overcome the votes of VOX in Spain.



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The number of special agreements of non-professional carers of people in a situation of dependency already amounts to 26,414 people, mostly women. In this way, they are allowed to count the years dedicated to care in their working life.

The number of agreements entered into has increased by 361.63% since the last April 1 the General State Administration took charge of their contributions.

In March 2019, when the caretakers themselves were still responsible for the cost of contributions, there were 7,304 special agreements of these characteristics signed with Social Security. These are still valid, only now it is the Administration that pays the fees, a change that has been made ex officio.

The main advantage for the caregivers of signing a special agreement with the Social Security is that the years devoted to caring for the dependent person, often from their family environment, are integrated into their working life and contribute to generating entitlements to benefits such as retirement or permanent disability.

This measure, collected in Royal Decree-Law 6/2019, of March 1, of urgent measures to guarantee equality of treatment and opportunities between women and men in employment and occupation, recovered in its entirety the special agreement already provided for in the Royal Decree 615/2007 which regulates the Social Security of caregivers of people in situations of dependency.

The Royal Decree 20/2012 It modified the nature of this agreement, in such a way that from its full start-up, the caregivers themselves were forced to assume the cost of Social Security contributions. Of the approximately 180,000 non-professional caregivers (179,829) who had signed a special agreement of this kind in July 2012, it dropped to 7,304 in March 2019.

When to subscribe

It must be remembered that non-professional caregivers whose dependent had recognized the economic benefit prior to April 1 have 90 calendar days thereafter to request the agreement and that its effects extend from that date, that is, from the own April 1st. If you subscribe later, the agreement will take effect from the date of subscription.

Caregivers of persons whose economic benefit by dependence is recognized as of April 1, for their part, have 90 days to request the agreement if they want its effects to be from the date on which the benefit has been recognized. If requested after these 90 calendar days, the agreement will take effect from the date of subscription.

How to subscribe

This special agreement is addressed to persons designated as non-professional carers in the Individual Care Program, prepared by the Social Services corresponding to the municipality of residence of the person requesting it. To subscribe it is necessary that the caregiver is not registered in Social Security in any full-time regime or in unemployment.

In addition, the person receiving the care must have recognized the economic dependency benefit to give the caregiver option to sign the special agreement.

The application must be presented in the offices of the General Treasury of the Social Security and in the electronic office using the service of "Registration in Special Agreement", provided that an electronic certificate is available. It is necessary to accompany the corresponding form with the resolution of the economic benefit of the dependency and the DNI of the non-professional caregiver as well as the dependent person.

If when signing the agreement, the contribution base is chosen equivalent to the minimum cap of the general regime, the payment of the fee will be assumed in full by the Administration. If the non-professional caregiver chooses a higher contribution base, the State Administration assumes the quota corresponding to the minimum contribution base and the caregiver pays for the rest, that is, for the difference between the base chosen and the base minimal

In the event that the caregiver becomes the holder of a retirement pension, permanent widow's disability or family favor or reaches 65 years of age, he will have to cancel his agreement. The same is also extinguished when the assisted person dies, the financial benefit for family care is no longer received or the caregiver is no longer provided.



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06-03-2019 | Cs

The Secretary General of Cs says that 'we will not participate in tripartite' after negotiations in which 'the PP will be our preferred partner'

"Those parties that want to negotiate with Cs will have to accept the policies of transformation and democratic regeneration that characterize us." This has been stated by the Secretary General of Citizens (Cs), José Manuel Villegas, during a press conference offered at the national headquarters of the party after the Executive Committee of the orange training meeting to "inform the criteria proposed by the Committee of Agreements for the next negotiations in municipalities and Autonomous Communities ".

"Our proposals will be focused, liberal and moderate agreements" on which "the rest of the parties will have to decide to be responsible for their votes" and "show if they are in favor of the agreements of negotiations" in which "the PP will be our preferred partner "Villegas explained, in addition to pointing out that" if any leader of the PSOE opens up to support our policies and our program, we can reach specific agreements. "

The secretary general of the liberal training has stressed that "our formula is clear: two agreements that will not be neither Vox nor We" and has clarified that you can take a picture in which appears "a leader of Cs at the same table with another Vox leader explaining the agreement that has been reached. " "We trust that we will reach good agreements" aimed at "improving the lives of Spaniards" and based on "democratic regeneration, fight against corruption, low taxes, protection of families, guarantee of the independence of public institutions, bet on public education and against sexist violence "has detailed Villegas.

Asked about the future of Barcelona City Council, the orange party deputy has asserted that "Collboni would be a lesser evil before governments of populists and nationalists", in addition to pointing out that "Mrs. Colau represents populism and nationalism at the same time".



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1.- The programmatic agreement that we have received from Ciudadanos seems to us an excellent starting point.

2.- Immediately there will be different meetings at a regional level between Partido Popular and Ciudadanos. The first will be tomorrow with the Governance Committee of Aragon. Attending the deputy secretary of Organization, Javier Maroto.

3.- Finally, the representatives of the Governability Committee of the PP at the national level will meet tomorrow with members of the Vox management (which does not have a regional governance committee) in the Congress, at 5:00 p.m. Will attend the general secretary of the PP, Teodoro García Egea and the president of the PPN, Ana Beltrán.




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The acting Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, chaired the first Spain-China Forum on electric vehicles, organized by ICEX, SERNAUTO and China EV100, in collaboration with the Economic and Commercial Office of Spain in Shanghai.

The acting minister stressed that cooperation with China is essential to meet the challenge of sustainable, connected and intelligent mobility, and highlighted the relations of collaboration and cooperation between Spanish and Chinese companies, "the seed of long-term strategic cooperation that allows the increasingly efficient and competitive development of the electric vehicle, both in China and in Spain ".

In this regard, he called on the collaboration of Chinese automotive companies to participate in the installation of an electric battery factory in Spain: "We want to guarantee the supply chain for the extensive automobile industry installed in Spain, and in this area the collaboration with Chinese companies is an opportunity for both countries. "

In his speech, he listed the actions that the Government is developing together with the Spanish automotive sector to accompany its adaptation to the emission reduction requirements set by the EU (included in the Integrated Energy and Climate Plan) and improve the efficiency of combustion engines, while developing other less polluting technologies. He pointed out actions such as Support Agenda for the automotive sector, the elimination of the figure of the cargo manager or the MOVES Plan, and mentioned the European Batteries Alliance, an initiative in which Spain participates.

Before the Forum began, the Minister held a meeting with the Chinese President EV100, Chen Qingtai. Subsequently, the ICEX CEO, María Peña, and the China General Secretary EV100, Yongwei Zhang, signed a cooperation protocol to highlight the industrial sector and the technical and business knowledge of both countries to move towards energy with less environmental impact, with a multiplier effect on companies and institutions linked to the automotive sector. China is the second destination of ICEX activities outside the European Union.

The Forum aims to promote cooperation between Spanish and Chinese companies in research, development, innovation and advanced manufacturing of electric vehicles. The Spanish companies Applus Idiada Group, Batz, Gestamp Automoción, Grupo Antolin, Ficosa Group, Gonvarri, Seat-Volkswagen JAC and Wallbox, and China SAIC, BHAP, SU'S Precision Tool, Foton Motors Engineering Institute, Huawei, AutoX participated as speakers , Desay SV, and Research Institute of Highway and China Auto Technology Research Center.

On Tuesday, March 4, Maroto will travel to the industrial park of Kunshan, where he will visit the headquarters of the Mondragón Corporation and the Orkli thermal products and components plant, and will attend the laying ceremony of the foundation stone of the new Mondragón Assembly plant. Later, he will make a tour of the plant of the company Gestamp, leading provider of the sector of automotive components worldwide.

On Wednesday 5, the minister will visit the facilities of JAC Motors and Guoxuan Hig Tech in the city of Hefei, and on Thursday 6 will visit the manufacturing plants of batteries for electric vehicles of the companies BAK and BYD, located in Shenzhen.



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«Citizens voters will not understand that they allow to govern the left because they do not sit down with VOX»



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The Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare has activated the National Plan of Preventive Actions against the Effects of Excess of Temperatures. It is an initiative framed in the Summer Plan.

The Plan to prevent the effects of high temperatures remains active from June 1 to September 15. In addition, there is a follow-up in the fifteen days before and the month after this period in case an activation of the National Plan is necessary due to abnormally high temperatures that require prior activation or re-activation of the Plan.

The objective of the National Plan is to prevent and mitigate the negative effects that excessive heat can have on the health of citizens, especially in groups at risk or more vulnerable, such as elderly people, pregnant women, children and the chronically ill, as well as in people who work or make efforts outdoors.

To minimize the damage that these people may suffer, the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare insists on a decalogue of general recommendations:

1. Drink water or fluids frequently, even if you do not feel thirsty and regardless of the physical activity you do.

2. Do not abuse drinks with caffeine, alcohol or large amounts of sugar, as they can lose more body fluid.

3. Although anyone can suffer a heat-related problem, pay special attention to babies and small children, seniors and people with diseases that can be aggravated by heat and dehydration, such as heart disease.

4. Stay as long as possible in cool, shaded or heated places, and refresh yourself whenever you need it.

5. Try to reduce physical activity and avoid practicing outdoor sports during the hottest hours (12.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.).

6. Wear light, loose clothing that lets perspiration.

7. Never leave anyone in a parked and locked vehicle (especially children, the elderly or the chronically ill).

8. Consult your doctor for symptoms that last more than an hour and may be related to high temperatures.

9. Keep your medicines in a cool place; the heat can alter its composition and its effects.

10. Make light meals that help replenish the salts lost by sweating (salads, fruits, vegetables, juices, etc.).

One of the priority actions of the Plan is to alert health authorities and citizens sufficiently in advance of possible risk situations. To this end, the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare will provide the Autonomous Communities daily with predictions of temperatures (maximum and minimum) prepared by the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET). This information will also be available to citizens on the Ministry's website.

The Plan takes into account the following meteorological variables: the maximum and minimum temperatures expected at five days, the maximum and minimum temperatures recorded the day before the date of the prediction and the maximum and minimum threshold temperatures, established on the basis of epidemiological studies that have allowed to relate excess temperature and mortality. In addition, the persistence over time of excess temperature is considered a risk factor for health. The assignment of levels is done using the following criteria:

  • Level 0 (green), of absence of risk, occurs when it is expected that on any day of the following five consecutive days, the threshold temperatures will be exceeded.
  • Level 1 (yellow), low risk, it is expected that 1 or 2 days of the following five consecutive days, are exceeded the threshold temperatures.
  • The level 2 (orange), of medium risk, is expected that 3 or 4 days of the following five consecutive days, the threshold temperatures are exceeded.
  • Level 3 (red), high risk, is activated when it is expected that the threshold temperatures are exceeded in each of the following five days.

This information is updated daily in the Web page of the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare. Citizens can also subscribe to a service by September 15 to receive the prediction of the temperatures and the level of risk of the province requested in the email and on the mobile phone. Access to these subscriptions is made through the Ministry's website in this link.

In 2018 level 3 (red or high risk) of the National Plan of Preventive Actions was activated from the effects of excesses of temperatures on health on 50 occasions, being the province with the highest number of level 3 activations Lleida ( 8). On August 2, there were a total of 14 provinces in the red level simultaneously.

Level 2 (orange or medium risk) was activated 129 times during the activation period of the plan, with the provinces with the highest number of levels being orange Granada (18), Pontevedra (10) and Zaragoza (10). On July 31 there was a total of 16 provinces in orange level simultaneously.

Level 1 (yellow or low risk) was activated on 392 occasions, distributed among 42 provincial capitals, with Zaragoza (30) having the highest number. July 30 was the day when the greatest number of yellow alerts occurred (25 provincial capitals simultaneously).

During the 2018 season there was a total of 79 days with alerts of some kind, with the provinces with the highest number of alerts of any type Granada and Zaragoza with 46, followed by Lleida with 35 and Murcia with 33. The week with the most alerts was the between July 30 to August 5, with a total of 113 activations of level 1 (yellow), 78 of level 2 (orange) and 42 of level 3 (red).

This year, from September 15 to October 15, two level 1 activations were registered (yellow color), one in Badajoz and one in Cádiz.

In 10 provinces, risk level 0 was never exceeded.



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06-02-2019 | Cs

The candidate of Cs to the Community of Madrid emphasizes that his priority partner for the formation of government is the PP

The candidate of Citizens (Cs) to preside over the Community of Madrid, Ignacio Aguado, has assured that "Gabilondo and Errejón will not occupy the Puerta del Sol" because the liberal formation will not admit an autonomic president "who winks at separatism" and who "Street" in front of the approaches of Pedro Sánchez. "It has been demonstrated that Sanchez still wants to agree with Bildu and PNV in Navarre on the fringe of the constitutionalists and that he is still leading the PSOE that agrees with Puigdemont in Badalona or with ERC and the CUP in Reus," he remarked. "Meanwhile, Mr. Gabilondo is one of those who dare not say anything against Sanchez, demonstrating that he is committed to this policy model," he lamented.

In statements to the media, Aguado has insisted that his preferred partner in the negotiations for the formation of the regional executive is the PP, with whom he has announced that he has already held an informal meeting before defining the "strategic lines" for the Community of Madrid.

"I hope we are able to develop a government program with the PP so attractive that the rest of the formations can not vote against", said the Cs candidate, who stressed that it will have to be Vox "who decides if he supports it. or it blocks it and the government gives Gabilondo and Errejón ".

When a week of the electoral appointment of 26-M, Aguado has celebrated that the number of councilors of the liberal formation has arrived at more than 3000 and that Citizens have multiplied until the 180 the number of regional deputies. "Every time the polls open, Ciudadanos grows," he concluded.



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Madrid, June 3, 2019. The president of VOX, Santiago Abascal, has registered this Monday three writings destined to gather from the Public Administrations the set of information relative to the "supposed negotiations, conversations and / or contacts" with the terrorist band ETA maintained under the presidency of the Government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, whose appearance in the Chamber the VOX deputies study.

Accompanied by the general secretary of the VOX Parliamentary Group (GP VOX), Macarena Olona, and by the senator of the formation Francisco José Alcaraz, Santiago Abascal has registered in the Congress three writings signed by himself and the spokesman of the GP VOX, Iván Espinosa de los Monteros, addressed to the Ministry of the Interior; to the presidency of the Government; and, finally, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation.

In these writings, "all the records, notes, reports and existing documents" are claimed in the Interior and Presidency archives -particularly in the General Directorates of the Civil Guard and the National Police- referring to the alleged negotiations held under the presidency of Rodríguez Zapatero with the terrorist group ETA during the years 2005 to 2007.

VOX underlines, in this sense, the importance of having the documents seized after the arrest of the ETA members Francisco Javier López Peña, Thierry Y Ramón Sagarzazu Gaztelumendi, as well as information known as 'Papers from France', which refers to the documentation seized by France from the terrorist group (7,000 documents and pieces resulting from anti-terrorist operations in French territory) sent to Spain last 2018.

In addition, and already in the third registered letter, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is requested to apply the cooperation agreements with the Swiss authorities to collect the same information (minutes, notes, reports …) held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Henry Dunant Foundation (recognized as a mediator in the misnamed peace process and elected as 'Fedataria' of the 'dissolution' of the terrorist band by the ETA organization itself). In this letter, the foundation is asked for all the information related to conversations and contacts maintained between the Government of Spain and ETA during the years 2004 to 2011.

These requests for information are presented in accordance with the provisions of Article 7 of the Regulations of the Congress, which states that "the deputies may collect from the Public Administrations the data or reports held by them" so that they can comply with the exercise of his parliamentary activity. Once the request has been submitted to the Presidency of the Bureau, the requested Administration must provide the requested documentation within 30 days or, otherwise, inform the Presidency of the Congress of the reasons that prevent this information from being provided.

Other actions are not ruled out

Once the requested information has been obtained, and based on the conclusions that can be drawn from it, VOX will study the implementation of other parliamentary mechanisms within its reach, such as the request of a Commission of Inquiry to include, among others, the former president José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero; the former president of the Basque Parliament Jesús Eguiguren and the etarra Josu Ternera.



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Remember that in 2009, without asking for anything in return, the PP supported the Socialists so that Patxi López was Lehendakari because "above all was constitutionalism"

Cuca Gamarra stresses that if the PSOE agrees to govern Navarre with the support of Bildu and the nationalists, it will be "moving away from constitutionalism" and "generating a weak and unstable government" that will take more steps towards independence. Warns that if the Socialist Party "is thrown into the arms of Bildu will be betraying the Navarre and the Spanish and breaking the great constitutional agreement" and defends the legitimacy of the PP in Navarre after attending the elections in a coalition with UPN and Cs in Navarra Suma seeking the greatest possible support for constitutionalist proposals in the face of the danger of nationalist and pro-independence advance.

Remember that in 2009, without asking anything in return, the PP supported the Socialists so that Patxi López was Lehendakari because "above all was constitutionalism" and urges the PSOE to have now the same height of view and do the same in Navarra. On post-election pacts, Gamarra says that after informal contacts "comes the moment of truth" and we must "hold formal talks" so that, where the PP has received the majority support of citizens, a center government materializes -right

Appeals to the responsibility and seriousness when negotiating, remember that Cs said he would not vote with socialism or Sanchez and that he would agree to center-right governments, reiterating that the PP will "talk to the whole world" and will seek agreements that allow them to govern the policies of the center-right, "without change of trading cards or merchandising" as it happened in the Junta de Andalucía. He believes that Cs and Vox will have to explain to their voters why they do not feel like negotiating because, if they do not, "they will promote more Sanchez governments in many territories or continue to govern Carmena in Madrid"

Finally, it shows the PP's commitment to people with celiac disease, claims early diagnosis and harmonization and the search for mechanisms to fight against the inequality between the prices of gluten-free and gluten-free foods.




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