The current restrictions cause losses to industrialists and merchants on both sides of the border

The Popular Parliamentary Group has presented a Proposal not of Law in Congress in which it urges the Government to enable new border crossings with Portugal and France to facilitate the mobility of workers, given that the current restrictions due to the coronavirus cause losses to industrialists and merchants on both sides of the border, and cause serious problems for many cross-border workers.

Likewise, it is proposed that the Government of Spain, together with that of Portugal and France, set a date for the reopening of the borders, always meeting public health criteria but not forgetting the transit needs of workers and residents. of the border municipalities.

The explanatory memorandum of the initiative indicates that the closure of land borders with Portugal and France decreed by the Government has left a small number of border crossings enabled to cross. The border with Portugal serves as an example, where over 1,214 kilometers only nine border crossings have been enabled.

UP TO 150 KILOMETERS TO CROSS

This closure is causing losses to industrialists and merchants on both sides of the border and causing serious problems for cross-border workers who sometimes have to travel more than 150 kilometers to cross another authorized pass.

And workers who must cross the border daily to go to their jobs have been demanding measures to facilitate their mobility for weeks. The president of the Xunta de Galicia himself, like other regional presidents, conveyed in videoconference to the Prime Minister the need to achieve more permeable border crossings.

The proposal is signed by the spokesperson for the Popular Group, Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo, together with the PP deputy secretary general Antonio González Terol, the deputy spokespersons Marta González and Carlos Rojas, and the spokespersons for Foreign and Internal Affairs, Valentina Martínez and Ana Belén Vázquez, respectively.




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