Friday, May 20

The Government seeks an agreement with carriers with aid of up to 0.30 euros per liter of diesel


The Government has put on the table specific figures to help carriers in the purchase of diesel. This has been stated by those attending the meeting this Thursday between the Executive and the official representatives of the sector, the National Committee for Road Transport (CNTC).

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Aid that would reach 0.25 or 0.30 cents for each liter of fuel and that would be direct at the time of purchase, according to the aforementioned sources.

In this way, the sector “is more optimistic than a few hours ago”, when the limitation of bonuses was around 500 million euros.

The need to clarify the figures was one of the demands of the carriers of the Committee, which is the only body with which the Government meets and in which the Platform calling for the initial strikes, which have lasted since 14, is not present. of March.

This Committee is the same one that already reached an agreement on Monday with the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez, who estimated the bonuses at around 500 million euros, but without specific figures per liter of diesel , and partially subsidized by the State, charged to the Budgets; and partly by the oil companies.

However, that agreement became a dead letter in just a few hours, when associations that are in the CNTC, such as Fenadismer or Fetransa, rejected it and gave freedom to their associates to join the strikes.

On Monday the Government was reluctant to specify specific aid per liter of diesel because it wanted to wait to see what guidelines the European Council that begins today in Brussels set. In fact, the meeting with the carriers -only with the CNTC- was scheduled for tomorrow, Friday; but he brought it forward today both due to pressure from transport and industry, which is already being hit by strikes and has announced cessation of activity, for example, by multinationals such as Danone.

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