In “Génova” they call on Sánchez to apply other PP measures besides the VAT reduction, which is a “line” in Feijóo’s comprehensive plan
MADRID, June 22 (EUROPA PRESS) –
PP leader Alberto Núñez Feijóo will travel to Brussels this Thursday to attend the European People’s Party (EPP) summit ahead of the European Council, where the status of the candidate for Ukraine will be decided. This meeting with his European counterparts comes four days after the PP’s victory in the Andalusian elections, a result that the “popular” sees as a “triumph for Spanish politics in general and for Spain”.
In fact, several PP leaders have recently congratulated Feijóo on this election victory, including the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, or the President of the EPP, Manfred Weber. The latter celebrated at a press conference that the PP was governing in Andalusia without Vox and saw the result as an “extremely motivating sign” of the support of the citizens “in times of crisis”.
Feijóo will meet again with many EPP leaders with whom he was already on May 30th and June 1st at the congress the party held in Rotterdam to elect Weber as the new President, such as the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen). , the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis or the Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic.
FEIJÓO MET VON DER LEYEN THREE WEEKS AGO
Three weeks ago in Rotterdam, Feijóo presented himself to his PPE colleagues as an “alternative” and “imminent future” in Spain in the face of the “weakness” and “internal divisions” of the executive led by Pedro Sánchez. In addition, he said in his speech that he understands the “concerns” that exist in Europe about the “opaqueness and poor implementation of European funds”.
There he also met the President of the European Commission, before whom he assured that Spain “needs to meet the milestones promised with Brussels to receive European funds, money that the country “needs” so that it is not in the “Wagon rear” of Europe.
This EPP summit traditionally takes place before the heads of state and government of the European Union meet for their traditional summer summit in the European capital, where one of the main topics on this occasion will be the decision on the granting of the status of the candidate countries to the EU Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova, which Brussels agreed last Friday to take this step.
It should also be on the table at the EPP summit
the economic situation with inflation exacerbated by the crisis in European countries. This Thursday, the PP again invited the Director General Pedro Sánchez to study the measures of the economic plan that Feijóo sent to Moncloa two months ago.
THE VAT REDUCTION OF LIGHT COMES “LATE”
The ‘people’ welcome the Prime Minister’s ‘correction’ by now accepting to reduce VAT on electricity as his party has called for, but believes it is a ‘late’ and insufficient measure.
For this reason, they call on Sánchez in ‘Genoa to apply other PP measures alongside the VAT reduction, which they point out is a “line” in Feijóo’s comprehensive plan. According to “popular” sources, the first opposition party sees priority measures such as lowering the personal income tax rate to help the middle and lower classes fight inflation.