02-02-2021 | Cs
The GPCs spokesman in the Senate has asked "to approve transparent masks" because the current ones "are not accessible to people with hearing disabilities."
"Is the Government going to deign to lower the VAT on FFP2 masks?" This is how the spokesman for the Citizens Parliamentary Group (GPCs) in the Senate, Tomás Marcos, referred in his question to the Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero, about the VAT tax rate on mandatory health products for the prevention of COVID -19.
"In France and Germany they have already made them compulsory in closed spaces," Marcos recalled, in addition to pointing out that "we do not understand how his government resisted lowering VAT in its day, they said that Europe was preventing it" which "was false "and" increased the populism of his coalition partner, always ready to accuse Europe of what they did not want to do here. " "Are they going to decree mandatory FFP2 masks in closed spaces? And if they do, are they going to lower the VAT on FFP2 masks all at once? If the European Union is not going to sanction for lowering VAT, what less than that detail with citizenship", has asserted Marcos.
The senator of the liberal formation also wanted to make a "recognition to Marcos Lechet, a Spanish citizen who represents the voice of people with hearing disabilities" and has stressed that "the masks are not transparent ", and therefore" are not accessible to deaf people "." By when will a transparent mask be approved? When will they have a super-reduced VAT? " Marcos asked the Minister of Finance.