La portavoz del PP en el Parlamento Europeo, Dolors Montserrat

The PP Spokesperson in the European Parliament, Dolors Montserrat, has assured that the PP will work in the coming months to ensure that "the Spanish countryside does not suffer the cuts in the Common Agricultural Policy proposed in the current proposal on community budgets for the period 2021-2027 approved by the European Council and which has been accepted by President Pedro Sánchez ”.

The European Council, which brings together the heads of government of the 27 EU member countries, approved at its last meeting, concluded on Tuesday morning, the recovery plan against the coronavirus and also its position on community budgets for 2021-2027, which must now negotiate with the European Parliament.
Today, the European Parliament has approved by a large majority, and with the vote in favor of the PP MEPs, a resolution in which, among other aspects, the proposal of the community budgets in their current terms is rejected, which includes a reduction general 10% in the funds allocated to the Common Agricultural Policy with respect to the endowment for the current period.
In this sense, Dolors Montserrat He has assured that the PP "will not allow any cut in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) or in the EU cohesion funds" and therefore will work to correct the current proposal.
"The agricultural and livestock sector is key for Spain and for society as a whole, as has been shown once again during the coronavirus crisis, and we cannot accept that it is harmed by the intention of reducing the general amount of the budgets of the EU ”, Montserrat explained regarding a cut that according to the agrarian organizations could mean the loss of 5,000 million euros for the sector.
The popular spokeswoman has also pointed out that "Sánchez has not explained that he has accepted these cuts for the Spanish countryside at the last European Council."
"Sánchez has taken refuge in the general agreement on the recovery fund and on the community budgets to avoid giving details about these cuts and assuming his responsibility," added Montserrat.
Regarding the recovery fund, the popular spokesperson has assured that it is a good agreement, which was promoted by the European People's Party, and recalled that "the European solidarity that these aid will entail must be accompanied by ambitious national reforms to recover economic activity and create employment, which is the best social policy ”.

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