«The head of the list of United We Can Change Europe to the European Parliament has influenced that« the policies that have emptied of competences to the municipalities of less than 20,000 inhabitants have resulted in a reduction of public services (schools and health centers) and, in turn, in unemployment ».
María Eugenia Rodríguez Palop Y Sira Rego, United candidates We can change Europe to the European Parliament, and Irene de Miguel, candidate for the Presidency of the Junta de Extremadura, along with other candidates and candidates for the elections on Sunday May 26, have participated this Monday in a act of campaign in Badajoz.
The Spain emptied has been very present during the intervention of Rodríguez Palop: "Depopulation has a lot to do with the excess concentration of wealth, something that happens especially in Extremadura. And this links with the Common Agricultural Policy, which occupies 40% of the budget of the European Union ». In this regard, he regretted that «The CAP is unfairly distributed and it favors the great agroindustrial production. Some 1,000 recipients keep 40% of the CAP funds. In addition, we are against historical rights, what they do is patrimonialize these aids. As well we would like to establish minimum prices and an anti-crisis network to get all this food that we eat from the rules of the competition"
Rodríguez Palop recalled that now they want to cut direct aid and rural development aid: "We are going to fight so that the direct aids are not cut because they suppose between 20% and 40% of the incomes of the families of farmers. You can not cut back and you also have to take into account the income level of farmers when it comes to distributing it, "he said. Further, "Balancing the cast also has to do with better incorporating young people and women". On the other hand, it has stressed that "policies that have emptied competencies municipalities of less than 20,000 inhabitants have resulted in a reduction of public services (schools and health centers) and, in turn, in the unemployment«.
The head of the United We Can Change Europe list has signaled the need for fight free trade agreements (TTIP and CETA, among others) that are signed "back to the citizenry" and have lowered the standards of labor and environmental rights. Rodríguez Palop explained how the relocation of production to third countries and the exploitation of other territories is linked to environmental deterioration. "Climate change has to do with how it is produced, how it is consumed and how it is marketed", he said, and has defended the model of food sovereignty based on "production linked to the territory", marketing networks and local consumption. "The marketing networks with social and environmental criteria are sustainable and also feed the fabric of the territory."
Palop closed his speech saying that "the Iberian Peninsula, especially the part of Mediterranean and the Valley of the Ebro", Will suffer especially the desertification in the next few years, so he has claimed a public water management that you really consider it a human right.
On the other hand, Irene de Miguel has addressed two of the issues that most concern citizens in Extremadura, the train and the lack of employment. On the first, she has been hopeful that «A worthy train is going to reach this earth, but it will not be thanks to the politicians, but to Extremadura and Extremadura who will not let anyone continue deceiving them, and who will demand what is justice. In this regard, he explained that «we want an affordable, fast, ecological and sustainable train. The high-speed train hides corruption, cost overruns, and in the end only 4% of the population can use it. We do not want just a train that goes to Madrid. We want to link Extremadura with the north, with the south and with Portugal«.
On the other hand, De Miguel has stressed that "we need infrastructures of the 21st century. We need it to face the challenges of this land: prevent people from leaving, create a horizon of possibility in Extremadura. You have to generate quality employment. We need a new productive model. We have everything to be able to lead it. We do not caress the industrial development of other communities and that is why we are now Rich in water, on land, in sunshine, that can make us free in the new ecological transition model based on renewable energies. Those who have to benefit from this new model are the people, the self-employed … not the big energy oligopolies«, He has asserted.
The candidate for the Presidency of the Junta de Extremadura has closed her speech with a call for next Sunday: "On May 26 we have to fill the polls again, and I know you're locked on politicians, but we keep playing a lot. Not only for stop to the three rights, if not then decide what future we want«.
Monday, May 20, 2019