All state-level parties, with the exception of Vox, have held this Tuesday the agreement reached at the European Council held this morning in Brussels, which will give Spain 140,000 million euros. From the PSOE, the first to value the pact has been the first vice president, Carmen Calvo, who, in an interview on Cadena Ser, has assured that “the idea of a united Europe has broken through” despite the fact that the PP “has not has helped more “the Executive in the negotiation.
Sánchez describes the European agreement as “historic”
However, from the popular ranks they have also celebrated the agreement. However, the leader of the Popular Party, Pablo Casado, has stressed that this position was presented by the PP in Europe, which, in his opinion, “has done more for Spain than the PSOE partners.”
During an intervention in El Escorial (Madrid), Casado conveyed his thanks to the prime ministers and European commissioners who “have rowed in the interests of Spain” and announced that he has instructed the deputies to try to reach a agreement on health and the European Union in the Reconstruction Commission with the “hope that the Government accepts the PP’s proposal to reach a state pact for health.”
The PP leader hopes that the negotiation of the funds “entails responsibility in the use of these resources and that structural reforms are applied and those that already exist, such as labor reforms, are maintained.”
On behalf of United We Can, the second vice-president of the Government, Pablo Iglesias, has celebrated the agreement in the EU. In a message on your Facebok account, Iglesias has indicated that the agreement closed this morning “does not go as far” as he would like, “but it goes in a diametrically opposite direction” to what happened in the last decade. For this reason, he has defended that “not only will it not prevent the coalition government from continuing to implement its program, but it will also represent a huge stimulus to continue with the key transformations of recovery of rights and reconstruction of the public that we set out in the Government agreement. ”
Iglesias: “It is a leap forward”
The leader of Unidas Podemos analyzes the agreement as “a leap forward in the EU budget model” since, he says, “for the first time in the history of the EU, a package of subsidies financed with joint debt is proposed.” “The ‘eurobonds’, which seemed unfeasible a few years ago, are now a reality and will serve to face this crisis in a different way, without cuts,” he says.
“This time we will not have men in black visiting the countries, but negotiated investment plans. Europe has understood that the only way to get out of the crisis is to cooperate,” says the vice president. Iglesias believes that “the veto capacity demanded by some countries” is evaded by betting on an approval of national programs by qualified majority, and says that the “emergency brake” that has been implemented at the request of northern countries “will have in any case a political and not a technical nature, since it will be the European Council that will decide on the continuity of the program “.
Iglesias concludes, at a national level: “We must highlight something key for Spain: the agreement reached will not only not prevent the coalition government from continuing to implement its program, but will also provide a huge stimulus to continue with the key changes in the recovery of rights and reconstruction of the public that we set ourselves in the government agreement “.
From Ciudadanos, its economic manager, Luis Garicano, has described the pact as “a historic agreement” that “gives a unique opportunity to relaunch and reform Spain.” “Now the priority is to spend the money (most of the money 2014-2020 was not spent!) And spend it well: reforms and investments, not outdated ideologies or waste,” he remarked in a message on his personal Twitter account.
“Nothing will be free” in the opinion of the extreme right
The reading that has been done from the extreme right of Vox is quite different. Its leader in Madrid, Rocío Monasterio, has published another tweet in which she talks about a “rescue”, as well as the beginning of the “2030 dictatorship”. “Nothing will be free in the European rescue. Today they tell us the amounts obtained, they forget to detail the counterparts … more supervision, less sovereignty, imposition of the 2030 dictatorship,” Monasterio said.
Previously, Vox spokesman in Congress, Iván Espinosa de los Monteros, had assured in an interview on esRadio that the historic agreement reached between the heads of state and government of the European Union to create a recovery fund of 750,000 million is “good news” if the money is run “the right way.”
However, Espinosa has considered that the reconstruction plan is far from the expectations that the coalition government was generating, which shows that “the influence of Spain” in Europe “has been plummeting.” “This lack of credibility is due to the work of successive governments, which have not generated the credibility to negotiate strongly with the smallest countries, who have won this summit in which it seemed that they were going to give us the money and that no one was I was going to oppose “, he criticized.