Torres is confident that the recovery will be consolidated in 2023 because "the best is yet to come"

Torres is confident that the recovery will be consolidated in 2023 because "the best is yet to come"

Ángel Víctor Torres during the speech. / c7

The president of the Canary Islands admires the courage of the island people and the collective effort, which have led to the archipelago in many parameters now being better than before the pandemic

Saturday, December 31, 2022, 21:16

The President of the Canary Islands, in his New Year's Eve 2022 message, thanked the Canarian citizens for their courage during these last four years, in which "the road has not been easy". Ángel Víctor Torres has remarked that, despite everything we have experienced, "The Canary Islands is now a fairer, more supportive and more sustainable archipelago", acknowledging that we have come this far "thanks to the efforts of all of you".

"The Canary Islands is now a fairer, more supportive and more sustainable archipelago"

In his Christmas message, recorded at the Monument to the Farmer -in the Lanzarote municipality of San Bartolomé- and broadcast by Radio Televisión Canaria (RTVC), the president mentioned
La Palma and the Canary Islands as a whole for having overcome adversity, and confessed that “I have always admired the temperance and courage of our people. Believe me, there hasn't been a day that I haven't valued it."

The head of the regional government assured that, with La Palma rebuilding and the pandemic over, "today we are less afraid, we can share hugs and we have learned to appreciate what really matters in life, which is life itself."

"Today we are less afraid, we can share hugs and we have learned to appreciate what really matters in life, which is life itself."

In her New Year's Eve address, the
fourth of this legislaturethe president affirmed that in 2022 there have been signs of recovery that allow us to maintain confidence, referring to the
positive forecasts of growth for an economy that has given clear signs of robustness. "The collective effort has meant that the archipelago is now even better off in many parameters than it was before the pandemic." As an example, he gave the tourist records, which are currently "similar, or even better, than what we had in 2019."

In addition, he toasted the substantial improvements in employment and for 2023 to be a year of prosperity for the
canarian families, «a year of more certainties that allows us to continue adding more people affiliated to Social Security; that allows us to continue lowering unemployment; maintain and even improve those figures that have not been registered for 14 years”, he pointed out.

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Here's to 2023 being a year of more certainties that allows us to continue adding more people affiliated to Social Security; that allows us to continue lowering unemployment; maintain and even improve those figures that have not been recorded for 14 years ».

The president conveyed that "we finally have reasons to celebrate because all these advances, which were unthinkable with the pandemic, have been achieved." “Positive” progress that, he said, “can only be achieved with a strong people that trusts more and more in itself; a mature society that knows its potential well, that has self-respect and that takes the reins of its destiny».

"Each progress makes us more owners of our future"

Ángel Víctor Torres highlighted some of the most important milestones that have occurred in 2022, which have also been milestones for the legislature, such as the
Citizenship Income Law or the Climate Change Law, recently approved by the Parliament of the Canary Islands. "Each advance makes us more owners of our future," he added.

Torres stressed that the Canary Islands are taking enormous steps in the design of a more sustainable archipelago with the promotion of clean energy,
"that there is no going back", Nor is progress in social rights going back, "with more people protected than ever and with the largest number of benefits in the Dependency system that has been given in a year," he said.

He also highlighted the important social conquest that the
implementation of free public education from 0 to 3 years, or the historic agreements to reduce the gender wage gap, to provide public health with the necessary infrastructures and human resources, and the agreements to improve collective agreements: "These are progress that bring us closer to a shared fairest of riches."

«This earth today has more capacity to program its future»

In another area, the president also recalled that,
as of January 1, 2023the Autonomous Community begins to exercise the
Public Management of its coastline, after an intense negotiation process to comply with the mandate of the Statute of Autonomy, one more achievement that makes "this land today have more capacity to plan its future".

"There is much to do"

The President of the Canary Islands dedicated a special message to the people who are having the worst time and who have toasted at these holidays remembering those who are no longer there;
to the canaries who live abroad and to migrants who feel uprooted and separated from their loved ones; to those who lost everything in the volcanic eruption of La Palma; to people who live alone, and to those who reside in social health centers or are admitted to hospitals. Ángel Víctor Torres insisted on his commitment to "not stop fighting" for more social justice in the Canary Islands, despite the fact that we are living in times of uncertainty generated by "the abhorrent invasion of Ukraine, which keeps Europe and the whole world in suspense ».

He remarked that, despite the important advances that have been made,
There is much to do.

But he trusted that "we will do it from the
unit and with the values that define us as a people, that make us stronger.”

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Gracias to each and every one of you for allowing me to reach this moment with the doors of the future and hope open to receive a 2023 without fear, with optimism, confidence and with all my hopes intact”.

Ángel Víctor Torres once again thanked the Canarian citizens for being allowed to reach this moment, "with the
doors of the future and hope open to receive 2023 without fear, with optimism, confidence and illusions intact. 2023 belongs to us."

Lastly, the president encouraged the Canary Islands men and women to make the most of life
"because the best is yet to come".