Guillermo Mariscal. Vicepresidente Segundo de la Comisión para la Reconstrucción, en el Congreso.


It defends that said increase, destined to face the crisis caused by the pandemic, be included in the Multiannual Financial Framework

The general secretary of the GPP and vice-president of the Commission for Social and Economic Reconstruction, Guillermo Mariscal, denounces that the Minister of Tourism has not even addressed Brussels to request and fight a package of unique measures for the protection of the most remote Spanish territory from the European continent: the Canary Islands.

The Popular Parliamentary Group has obtained the necessary parliamentary support to approve its amendment, proposed in the European Union Working Group at the Commission for Social and Economic Reconstruction, in which it calls on the European Union to provide more funding to Ultra Peripheral Regions so as not to leave them out in a situation as extreme as that caused by the pandemic.

In the amendment introduced by Guillermo Mariscal, it is argued that the Ultra Peripheral Regions (RUP) need more financing – which must be included in the Multiannual Financial Framework – to face the crisis caused by the pandemic, in their efforts to face the climate change, protect biodiversity, introduce the circular economy and boost renewable energy.

With this greater budgetary allocation, the Popular Group considers that specific recovery plans should be promoted after covid-19 for unpopulated areas, islands, and outermost regions. Measures that bet on digitization and access to broadband in these areas, as well as adequate health, education and social services coverage.

As the GPP underlines in its initiative, for the ORs it is vital to guarantee the conservation of the agro-livestock activity and for this reason agricultural aid must be maintained and reinforced within the framework of the Specific Options for Remoteness and Insularity Program (POSEI), and guarantee the orientation of European funds for reconstruction towards gender equality policies that act on the living conditions of women in areas affected by depopulation, developing specific strategies for their deployment in conditions of equity.

As explained by the deputy for Las Palmas and Secretary General of the GPP, Guillermo Mariscal, “the spirit of this amendment is to give practical virtuality to the structural socioeconomic condition of the Canary Islands, enshrined in article 349TFUE; If there is a geographical area that currently requires custom-made policies by the European Commission, addressing our specific problems and our competitive disadvantages, it is the Canary archipelago ”.

Incomprehensible attitude of the Minister of Tourism For this reason, the vice-president of the Commission for Social and Economic Reconstruction, Guillermo Mariscal has considered that “it is incomprehensible that we have found out through an official reply from the vice-president of the Commission, Margrethe Vestager, that today the Minister of Tourism of the Government of Spain has neither addressed nor planted directly in Brussels to request and fight a package of unique measures for the protection of the Spanish territory furthest from the European continent. "

Finally, the leader of the GPP Guillermo Mariscal has assured that there is still time and has defended that "in the multiannual financial framework 2021-2027, the Canary Islands see reflected the necessary instruments and tools that can contribute to the recovery of the practically sole source of wealth of the islands ”.




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