The president of the Junta, Juanma Moreno, has today urged the Spanish government to take immediate and urgent measures in the face of the escalating prices we are experiencing, as he has stated that “between now and 29 March there is an eternity and citizens need these measures to be implemented today”.
Moreno, who today visited the start of the restoration work on the Casas Consistoriales in Almería, said that we are going through an exceptional situation that requires exceptional measures to prevent sectors that are fundamental to our progress and economy from continuing to suffocate.
In this sense, he pointed out that there is room to lower taxes and stressed the need to carry out a crucial, intense and bold reduction to try to bring down electricity, gas and fuel prices quickly. “Businesses and families need a lifeline and they need it now. To do this we must take appropriate measures to save the economy, the future and the prosperity of Andalusians,” he said.
On another matter, he referred to the hauliers’ strike and the latest news we are hearing about it. He expressed his solidarity with the hauliers in Andalusia and Spain, as he pointed out that “we are talking about many small self-employed people who are doing their best to get ahead and who are having a very hard time”.
For this reason, he said that the national government should sit down with all of them to talk to them and seek a solution to the serious problems they are experiencing, while at the same time he regretted the use of violence in any case and asked them to expel any hint of violence from their legitimate demands because “this delegitimises any claim, however just it may be”.
“If we want to continue to make progress in this just demand, we must move away from violent actions on the part of a minority”.
In this sense, he appealed to common sense, to generosity and to do our part, always acting responsibly, with heart and empathy towards those who suffer the problems caused and derived from the unstoppable rise in prices.
The Andalusian president has indicated that he hopes that this conflict will be resolved as soon as possible through dialogue and by seeking meeting points and has asked the Government of the Nation to sit down with everyone and try to reach meeting points that are satisfactory for all parties.