The entire Government has held an eight-hour working meeting on Saturday in Quintos de Mora (Los Yébenes, Toledo), a meeting in which President Pedro Sánchez has transferred the priorities for the legislature and the 22 ministers shared the lines Strategic of their departments.
At the end of the meeting, the Government spokeswoman María Jesús Montero, explained that it has been a meeting "absolutely necessary" for "a government that coordinates, which shares its policies" to converge on "the only recipient" , which are "the citizens of this country".
This has been the first informal meeting of the entire Government with the objective of analyzing the legislative agenda of the quarter and "greasing" the political and personal relationship of the PSOE and United Podemos Ministers.
Thus, during his speech, the president - Montero explained - has transferred the priorities for this first quarter and during the legislature, "which go through economic growth, through the creation of quality employment, through the identification of emerging sectors in this matter. "
In addition, he has cited "the ability to recover the rights that have always been inherent to the policies of this progressive government in relation to education, health, dependency, so that citizens have the latest generation rights regarding the end of life , the impulse to vocational training and education. "
He also mentioned the challenge of climate change that occupies the agenda of all departments, the digital transition and ultimately, "continue to make Spain a strong, cohesive country."
For his part, the Vice President of Social Rights and Agenda 2030, Pablo Iglesias, has highlighted the "extremely enriching cross-cutting debate" that the members of the Executive have held, which he said, has learned a lot: "we have learned a lot; in this Government we will work as a team and eagerly. "
Iglesias has indicated that social policies are going to be one of the most important axes in the action of this Government: "but social policies are not a tight compartment, they are absolutely transversal to everything that this Government has to do," he added .
"It has to do with our role in Europe, it has to do with economic policies with the international agenda and with the 2030 Agenda and with the sustainable development goals that our country has to put at the head of social justice that is strictly linked to the economic development of our country. "
This, he said, "at a time of transformation in which we have to take advantage of our competitive advantages to be a benchmark in Europe of social justice."
The day has been divided into two work sessions, according to sources from the Executive. In the first one, in the morning, each minister has explained the priorities of his department and later Sanchez has intervened, who has predicted "a time of optimism, very hopeful, of great legislative dynamism".
Subsequently, the last part of the morning session has focused on the economic context and budgetary stability. The Vice President of Economic Affairs, Nadia Calviño, has considered the foundations of the Spanish economy solid and has opted for sustainable and inclusive growth.
In this section, Sánchez has highlighted the need to devote special attention to young people, whom he has considered the great 'pagans' of precariousness, exclusion and poverty caused by the crisis.
The president has also posted a video in which you can see the ministers leaving the Palacio de la Moncloa when it is still night, to get on a bus, in which already during the day, they arrive at the facilities of Quintos de Mora.