The president of the CEOE, Juan Rosell has highlighted today that leaves the employer with a healthy accounts, with 21 million euros in its box. Rosell, who will be relieved next week by his current vice president, Antonio Garamendi, today held a relaxed meeting with the media to say goodbye to them.
After remembering that, curiously, his first job in his youth was as a journalist, he stressed that his statements have always been on behalf of the CEOE, "they were never my personal opinions." He has even said that "On some issues, I would have been more daring."
Regarding the government's announcement to ban the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles from 2040, Rosell said that "it is a hasty decision".
On the SMI (Minimum Interprofessional Salary), he has revealed that «It cost me that it was understood because there were people in the organization who did not see it clearly». On the same has added that "the agreement reached last year with unions to progressively raise the SMI would not cause an increase in unemployment; which the Government has approved, we do not know ».
Juan Rosell has described "Very hard" his first years at the head of the employers, which coincided with the Government of Rodríguez Zapatero, for the judicial proceedings in which the previous president, Gerardo Díaz Ferrán, was involved. "In that first stage it was necessary to reassure everyone a little and, with the crisis, to fulfill the budgets of the organization".
At the end of his brief speech he said that «We leave the boat in a good direction and with a long distance», and highlighted some issues carried out during his two mandates, such as the code of ethics and audits.
The anecdote of the act It happened when Rosell, a well-known fan of F. C. Barcelona, said that he maintains an excellent relationship with the Madrid president Florentino Pérez, but that he had recently become a member of Atlético de Madrid "at the insistence of its president, Enrique Cerezo."