Sunday, October 1

Latest political news

8:30 a.m.

Sánchez begins his tour of Europe today to convince EU leaders to decouple gas from the price of electricity

The President of the Government will begin a tour of eight countries this Wednesday to convince the partners of the European Union to decouple gas prices from electricity prices.

Pedro Sánchez’s round will begin with a first meeting in Madrid with the Prime Minister of Croatia in the morning and, in the afternoon, the President of the Executive will travel to Slovakia, Romania, Italy -with a meeting there also with Portugal and Greece- , Germany and Ireland.

According to the Executive’s spokeswoman, Isabel Rodríguez, this tour is very important to defend Spain’s position, which she said is backed by the agreement with the regional presidents in La Palma. Rodríguez specified yesterday that what Spain intends is to respond to this crisis by decoupling gas prices from electricity prices; make centralized purchases in wholesale markets and develop renewable energies as much as possible, as well as energy interconnections with Europe.

The objective of this round, according to sources in the Executive, is to find allies who will take on the Spanish proposal. They see more inclination to Italy, Greece and Portugal and much less to Germany, which depends more on Russian gas.

With information from Europe Press.

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8:25 a.m.

Alberto Núñez Feijóo travels to Santiago to continue his internal campaign to lead the PP

The Galician PP anticipates that around a thousand members and sympathizers will support its leader, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, in the act of his internal campaign that will make him arrive this Wednesday in Santiago de Compostela.

The Galician leader, immersed in a tour of Spain in which he plans to visit the affiliates of all the communities and which has earned him harsh criticism from the opposition in the Community, will speak at the Gaiás Center Museum, of the Cidade da Cultura, to 5:00 p.m.

On Thursday he will preside over the weekly meeting of the Autonomous Executive, and will continue his internal campaign, with stops in Oviedo and Santander.

Of course, on Friday he announced that he will cancel the party acts planned for that day because he plans to attend the funeral in Marín (Pontevedra) in memory of the victims of the sinking of the Galician fishing vessel Villa de Pitanxo in Canadian waters.

As reported by his campaign team, the events scheduled for Friday in Bilbao, Pamplona and Logroño will be held on March 25.

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Read the chronicle of Feijóo’s visit to Madrid yesterday.

8:23 a.m.

The economic consequences of the war in Ukraine will focus this Wednesday the control session of the Government in Congress

The worsening of the economic crisis as a result of the war in Ukraine will focus this Wednesday the bulk of the questions that the opposition will ask President Pedro Sánchez and several members of his Government in the control session of Congress.

After the harsh confrontation that took place last week, also with the war as a backdrop, the general coordinator of the PP, Cuca Gamarra, will question Sánchez again.

“How are you going to set an example in the face of the sacrifices you demand from the Spanish?”, reads the question that Gamarra has chosen for what will be his second ‘duel’ with the chief executive, since he has replaced the still president in this role of the PP, Pablo Casado.

The leader of Vox, Santiago Abascal, will summon the President of the Government to detail in the hemicycle “how much ruin and misery he is going to bring to Spain before resigning.”

The deputy of the Canarian Coalition, Ana Oramas, will also address the President of the Government, who wants to know if the Executive has any specific plan for the Canary Islands due to the increase in inflation and energy and transport costs.

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8:19 a.m.

The Government opens this Wednesday with the PP the round with the groups to discuss the economic measures for the war

The Government begins this Wednesday the round of contacts with the parliamentary groups in Congress to discuss the measures of the National Plan for Response to the Economic Consequences of the War. The first meeting will be with the PP and will take place at the end of the questions of the control session to the Executive.

On behalf of the Government, the three vice presidents, Nadia Calviño, Yolanda Díaz and Teresa Ribera, and the Minister of the Presidency, Félix Bolaños, will attend, while the popular delegation will be headed by the parliamentary spokesperson, Cuca Gamarra.

However, as Moncloa has clarified, both the presence of the members of the Executive delegation and the order of the meetings will depend on the respective agendas. Although in principle, the idea is that they occur in order of greater to lesser representativeness in Congress.

This Monday the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, announced that the Executive is going to maintain this round of contacts in order to start a dialogue regarding the National Plan for Response to the Economic Consequences of the War that will be approved by the Council of Ministers on the 29th of March and that its validation will subsequently be submitted to a vote by the representatives of the Lower House.

With this Response Plan, the Executive intends, on the one hand, to mitigate the economic and social consequences of the conflict and, on the other, to protect the most vulnerable from the consequences for Spain of the war in Ukraine.

Inform Europe Press.