The President of the Junta de Castilla y León, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco, has asked this Sunday that in the criteria that determine the distribution of the Extraordinary Non-reimbursable Fund authorized by the Government for the autonomous communities, priority should be given to those that have been most affected for the crisis caused by COVID-19.
This was explained by Fernández Mañueco at the end of the telematic meeting of the presidents' conference that was held this Sunday and which was chaired by Pedro Sánchez.
In this regard, the Chairman of the Board has explained that the criteria for the distribution of that fund are not yet known, but has argued that these conditions "should prioritize the communities most affected by the pandemic," as is the case of Castilla y León, Only in this way "will it be a fair distribution", stressed Fernández Mañueco, who has also asked the central government for the participation of the autonomous regions in the funds that come from Europe.
Likewise, the head of the regional Executive has recalled, on this non-refundable fund, that in principle "the first score and the music sounds good" but "there are many pressures" so it will be necessary to wait for the "final score" while He has defended the definition of "as soon as possible" the criteria for the distribution of a fund that must take into account the areas most affected by the pandemic.
On the other hand, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco has insisted on Pedro Sánchez, along with Extremadura, on something that worries him "very much" as is the CAP because although there has been an exponential increase in European funds, this has not translated "into a increase in funds "of the Common Agrarian Policy.
For this reason, due to the "relevance" of the CAP, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco has asked the Prime Minister "to defend the interests of farmers and ranchers" as it is a "fundamental and strategic" sector not only for Castilla y León but for all of Spain, which is why it demands that the same level of aid that exists today be maintained.