• In the face of a global catastrophe of such dimensions, it is only possible to fight effectively through international cooperation and from a broad perspective that includes health, technical, scientific, financial and economic cooperation.
The Popular Parliamentary Group has presented a non-law proposal for Spanish international cooperation to prioritize the fight against the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in all its fields of action, taking into account the urgent needs expressed in this regard by the countries. recipients.
To do this, the GPP asks to observe the principle of subsidiarity in all areas of cooperation, trying to maximize the impact of the resources available according to the different mechanisms of Spanish cooperation, and promote the destiny of multilateral and decentralized cooperation for this same priority purpose, specifically in the field of cooperation coordinated by the institutions of the European Union.
In addition, the Popular Group proposes to study debt restructuring mechanisms for those countries subject to Spanish cooperation that are undergoing
due to a particularly serious financial situation, conditioning such a measure on the effective destination of the resources released to the fight against the pandemic, and promoting scientific-technical cooperation and making intensive use of the Spanish Embassies for the purposes of transparent reporting of management carried out in Spain against the COVID-19 pandemic.
As highlighted by the GPP in its initiative, signed by its spokesperson, Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo, its deputy spokesperson, Marta González, and the deputies Paloma Gázquez, Óscar Clavell ,, Miguel Ángel Jerez, María Auxiliadora Pérez, César Sánchez, Teresa Jiménez-Becerril , Vicente Tirado and Elvira Velasco, the COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented global impact from the health, economic and social points of view. Only 16 countries of which 193 that are part of the United Nations have managed, so far, to be free of infections.
Given this, the Popular Group considers that in the face of a global catastrophe of such dimensions, it is only possible to fight effectively through international cooperation and from a broad perspective that includes health, technical, scientific, financial and economic cooperation.