The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, attended the inauguration of the new mayoress of Almería, María del Mar Vázquez, of whom he highlighted her solvency, her management skills and her open and approachable character. “We have experienced a historic moment with the inauguration of María del Mar as Mayoress of Almería. She is the first woman mayor of this city and, at present, the only one of the eight Andalusian capitals”.
He stressed the Andalusian Government’s commitment to Almería and its permanent presence on the institutional agenda, while at the same time asserting that the government will work to ensure that all the province’s projects become a reality.
Moreno pointed out that Almería has the full support of the Andalusian Executive and highlighted the importance of the presence, for the first time in history, in the Governing Council of two councillors from this province, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development, Carmen Crespo, and the Minister of Sustainability, Environment and Blue Economy, Ramón Fernández-Pacheco, which represents a clear and forceful commitment to this land.
“Almeria is a fundamental province for Andalusia and one of the great economic engines. We will continue to work to make it even stronger,” he said.
To conclude, he said that we are going through some complicated times marked by hyperinflation and the current economic situation, which, he said, “requires us to devote more resources, as we are already doing, to the most vulnerable families and small and medium-sized enterprises with a package of tax cuts to facilitate the current situation and prevent the loss of productive fabric that creates jobs. “We have to support the productive fabric because in Andalusia most of them are small and medium-sized companies and they need the support of their Administration”.
Dumping of the OS35
On another matter, and regarding the spillage of the ship stranded in Gibraltar, the Andalusian President stated that the Andalusian Government is in permanent coordination and contact with the Gibraltarian authorities and that they are prepared for any decision that may have to be taken or any possible means that may have to be activated with regard to this issue in order to avoid a catastrophe in environmental terms.
Moreno, who assured that the Andalusian government is at the disposal of the State and the Gibraltarian authorities for whatever they may need, stressed that, once everything has happened, a calm debate and reflection should be opened on the coordination that should exist between the regional, national and Gibraltarian authorities in the face of such issues, because “above and beyond territorial issues, the most important thing is that there is an established protocol in the face of incidents of this nature”.