Sunday, October 2

Bolaños tells Feijóo that the Government will be “delighted to debate” with him, but that “the issues be studied”

The Minister of the Presidency, Relations with the Courts and Democratic Memory of Spain, Félix Bolaños, has assured that the Government “is delighted to discuss”, in reference to the request made this Saturday by the president of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo to carry out a ‘face to face’ in the Senate with the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez.

In a press conference at the Embassy of Spain to the Holy See on the occasion of the ordination of Fernando Vérgez as cardinal, Bolaños has referred to the challenge launched yesterday by Feijóo at the beginning of the popular political course in an act in Cerdedo- Cotobade (Pontevedra).

Bolaños has assured that a debate of these characteristics would be “an opportunity to explain all the good that the Government has done during the legislature” and “an opportunity for the PP and for Feijóo to study the issues a little, even to make some proposal and also that he manages not to say false data in his interventions, such as when he said that Spain was not growing economically, when it has grown by 4%, or that no employee had been created, when 800,000 euros have been created”.

Thus, Bolaños considers that this meeting would be “a good opportunity for Feijóo to study the issues, not make mistakes and say data that is true.” The minister has wished to have an opposition “that would be at the height of Spain and what the Spaniards deserve at this time”.

Bolaños has considered “difficult to explain” that the plan of energy saving measures has not been approved in Congress, with the vote against the PP, which has been approved, instead, “in all European countries without any debate with very similar measures.

I hope Feijóo reconsiders

“I wish Mr. Feijóo would reconsider and we would have an opposition at the height of Spain and of the moment. We all need to work together to protect citizens, and not an opposition dedicated to defending who knows who and, in any case, the privileged elites”, he added.

In contrast, Bolaños has highlighted the approval this week of the ‘yes is yes’ law, the bankruptcy law and the science law, as well as the validation of three other decree laws in Congress, which brings the approved regulations to 161 so far in the legislature, and the Latin American tour that has taken Pedro Sánchez to visit Colombia, Ecuador and Honduras this week.

Sánchez, at the heart of the EU decision

Finally, he recalled that next Tuesday Sánchez will visit the German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, to address the European challenges in the face of the “energy siege” to which the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, is “trying to subject” Europe.

“Spain, with Pedro Sánchez, is at the heart of the European Union’s decisions, where decisions are made at such a crucial moment for Europe and for the world,” said Bolaños, who highlighted “international leadership” de Sánchez both in Latin America and in the EU.