Archive for May, 2017

Sánchez Serna: PP and Citizens show their true face in the Congress when turning away the interests of the Region

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

The national deputy of the Region of Murcia has stated that both parties have opposed the amendments that "we have presented to try to improve what the Popular Party has been squandering years."

People's Party and Citizens have said 'no' to 54 million in Fomento, 30 million in Social Funds, 7.5 million to Navantia, 5.5 million to the Mar Menor and 2 million to solve water problems, raising the barely 26 million Invested by the central government in Water, Fisheries and Agriculture

Javier Sánchez Serna, deputy in the Congress for We Region of Murcia has detailed that the refusal of both parties is a refusal to the civil society Murcia to which they must explain why they refuse to allocate 15 million euros to the "urban railway underground Murcia and thus undertake the burial works of the railway track integral to its passage through Murcia to avoid that the city split in two. "

Sánchez Serna has also said that none are interested in allocating 7 million euros to the electrification and Improvement of Murcia-Alicante Cercanías for the improvement and electrification of these commuter railways in the face of their evident deterioration and in order to promote the most common transport between People of lower income ".

Likewise, Deputy de Podemos in the Congress has highlighted that "of course, they forget the most disadvantaged, not wanting to vote in favor of an amendment to increase by 30 million euros the state funds for dependency and thus give way to One of the biggest jams in our regional administration. "

"If this is the way to defend the Region in Madrid," said Javier Sánchez Serna, "it will be better for the PP and Citizens' deputies to dedicate themselves to something else because they care very little about the problems that Murcia suffer every day. Murcia ".

A good example of this, said the deputy of We can, is that in one of the most relevant chapters for the regional economy such as AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT, in 2017 the budget budgeted the Region amounts to only 25.9 Millions of euros, half that in 2016. "It is regrettable and dramatic that while we play essential aspects such as water solutions and infrastructure, the rescue of the Mar Menor, the regeneration of Portman or the improvement of our costs investment over 2016 Javier Sánchez Serna, who reminded us that the Popular Party condemns us with its budget model to "infrafinanciación, the absence of productive investment, abandonment of investments in development and environment And absence of plans to reverse the productive and income gap that continues to leave the country. "

Finally, Javier Sánchez Serna, has stressed that the government of Rajoy "sinks us with these budgets, cripple our economy and prevent us from reorienting our productive model and placing the creation of quality employment."

Source: Podemos Región de Murcia

Citizens consolidate their local structure in the Region with the renewal of their presence in 34 municipalities

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

● Training aims to have an organic presence in all municipalities before the end of the year and highlights the greater weight of groups in the future autonomous structure

● "Having a solid foundation at the local level allows us to face with certainty the challenge of continuing to contribute proposals and solutions to the society of Murcia," said the regional delegate, Valle Miguélez

Citizens today celebrated with a concentration of coordinators of groups and local groups the culmination of the process of renewal of its presence in 34 municipalities.

This process has led to the adaptation of the local structure to the directives emanating from the IV General Assembly of Citizens, as well as the previous and necessary step for the consolidation of the regional structure of the formation.

The regional delegate, Valle Miguélez, stressed that the local structure will have a notable presence in the Autonomous Committee, whose constitution has already begun with the aim of culminating it before the end of the summer: "The next step is to constitute the seven territorial committees, Whose representatives will be integrated in turn in the Autonomous Committee, "said the regional delegate:" The presence and relevance of the local structure is multiplied in order to give voice to both the sensibilities of each of the municipalities and regions as well as the Of the coordinators themselves.

Having a solid foundation at the local level allows us to face with certainty the challenge of continuing to contribute proposals and solutions to the society of Murcia. "

Miguélez has also set itself the goal that Citizens have a presence in the 45 municipalities of the Region "before the end of the year", while highlighting and appreciated very positively the work done by the groups in the first two years of the Legislature .

"We will strengthen the bases with work and training to win the elections in 2019," added the regional delegate.

Source: Ciudadanos Región de Murcia

We can manifest along with those affected by asbestos in the concentration of this Thursday in the Assembly

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

The regional deputy, Andrés Pedreño, explained that "we will be alongside those affected by asbestos who are fighting for recognition of their rights due to occupational disease."

Likewise, the regional deputy, María Ángeles García Navarro will ask in plenary to the Minister of Health why the regional government has not implemented the measures unanimously approved in the Regional Assembly on people affected by asbestos on November 17, 2015.

García Navarro recalled that one of the main points of this motion was that the Ministry of Health developed a specific protocol "for ex-workers exposed to asbestos who died and who were smokers, to regulate the procedure of sampling lung tissue And, if appropriate, autopsies, in order to take into account relevant evidence requested by associations of workers and ex-workers affected by asbestos. "

In addition, he added, "that in compliance with current legislation and to enable early detection and preventive surveillance, request Repsol to urgently deliver to the corresponding health authorities the listing (census) of its former workers exposed to asbestos" .

The deputy of We will again demand in the Assembly that Repsol the historical list of its workers since so far the company has not recognized any affected when there could be "thousands."

According to María Ángeles García Navarro, "the knowledge of the lists of workers of REPSOL and other companies exposed to asbestos is of paramount importance for the early detection of serious diseases."

Affected associations are seeing how every month they come to them retired with different, virtually incurable types of stage IV cancer.

Patients whose medical situation would be much more favorable to have known their situation in advance. "It is therefore necessary to update the census of companies, in terms of number of affected, to perform better prevention, early detection and follow-up.

The motion also called for the Ministry of Health to request hospitals in the Region of Murcia to perform autopsies and pulmonary tissue sampling in cases of deaths of former workers who were exposed to asbestos. An appropriate Protocol, to be sent to accredited hospitals with capacity to carry out these tests, as requested by all associations of workers and ex-workers affected by asbestos.

Source: Podemos Región de Murcia

We can consider that PP and Citizens only seek to "cover the file" with the SMS commission

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

María Ángeles García Navarro, regional deputy, said that at the second session of the Special Commission that investigates the Murcian Health Service has confirmed that both "PP and Citizens are on the committee to prevent thorough investigation both management and The political responsibilities behind the huge public money hole and irregularities in which SMS has become. "

Garcia Navarro has asked the committee to explain to the commission the former managing director of the SMS to explain "how it works and how decisions are made about waiting lists." For example, how the concerts are decided, who makes the referral decision , Why cuts are made on certain dates, not including all the people waiting or who decide the priority of certain diagnostic tests, what control and evaluation are made of these derivations, not forgetting the systematic breach of the law of deadlines.

All this, said the deputy of We can, can answer "a former charge as has been Francisco Agulló Although both the People's Party and Citizens have decided that the president of the Council of Transparency, against whom we have nothing, But that can only explain the non-compliance of the Transparency law by the SMS.From We think that waiting lists is a priority issue for most people and that there are many people suffering that no one gives an answer about Their situation and therefore, we must start from the beginning of the commission to know what have been the efforts of the technicians and politicians involved in the management of the same.

Source: Podemos Región de Murcia

We can ask to implant the photovoltaic in the desaladoras of the Region to reduce the price of the water

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

María Giménez, regional deputy, explained that the regional government "would have already taken measures in this sense" if it understood that desalination "will be a fundamental part of the water supply in the Region of Murcia, for human consumption and also for agriculture. Solar power would allow both desalination plants and desalination plants to offer water at a competitive price to farmers. "

Giménez has stated that one of the solutions to the water problems suffered by the Region of Murcia is to "maximize the performance of the desalination and desalination plants we have. It is a proposal that already has technical reports that support its feasibility."

The objective of gradually including photovoltaic solar energy in the systems of desalination and irrigation is perfectly realistic, that is to say, And in fact has already started in some facilities in Lorca, for example ".

The deputy of Podemos, María Giménez, has insisted that in a Region "like ours, we consider that desalination plants are necessary and useful." If they were to operate at full capacity, they would contribute 186 cubic hectometres per year. Electricity in situ, we would be talking about that we could have a price range ranging from 38 cents per cubic meter to 25 cents in the most optimistic calculations.

Source: Podemos Región de Murcia

Teodoro García: "The Region of Murcia has in the budgets of 2017 the best tool to build its future"

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Affirms that "thanks to the approval of the PGE, the Region of Murcia receives 200 million euros extra"

The deputy spokesman of the PP in the Congress of Deputies, Teodoro García, has assured after the approval of the State Budget (PGE) in the afternoon today, "the Region with these budgets of 2017 has the best tool to build your future".

"Thanks to the approval of the accounts, the Region receives an extra 200 million euros", stressed Teodoro García, who believes that the PGE incorporate, for the remainder of the year, the main demands of the Region in terms of infrastructure, Agriculture, as well as active employment policies ".

The PP deputy in the lower house has said that "it is time to continue working to achieve the territorial budget in terms of investments in infrastructure to modernize irrigation or cheapening desalinated water."

According to García, "the policies of the PP and its proposal for PGE for 2017 have achieved the consensus of the whole Lower House in favor of Spain and the Region of Murcia."

He also made it clear that "it is evident who has pledged to work for the Region of Murcia and Spain and who has preferred to submit amendments to Campanario or sell proposals to the weight as if the presentation of thousands of lies without any technical rigor, Nor economic, would hide the ineffectiveness of its policies that led to the ruin of an entire country and an entire Region, "criticized Teodoro García.

The popular deputy in the Congress stressed that "we have agreed to give Spain political stability and Murcia a tool to build their future."

García believes that "2017 marks a turning point between those who want to put Spain and their lives in danger and those who have managed to advance the budget with the main demands for the Region of Murcia, and that will undoubtedly have an impact on the improvement of The life of the Murcia ".

"These budgets are the ones that consolidate the largest offer of public employment in recent years," García has reiterated that "they will allow us to relaunch new renewable energy projects of up to 6000MW in which the Region of Murcia will have much to do ".

Teodoro García has expressed his satisfaction because "they are accounts committed to social spending and that give the autonomous communities extra money to attend to health, education and basic services."

Source: PP Región de Murcia

The regional government demands in Valencia the connection to the Mediterranean Corridor to increase the export capacity

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

The Minister of Presidency and Development exposes the model of infrastructure that the Region needs to improve the transport alternatives and increase the competitiveness of our companies

Pedro Rivera participates in a meeting of coordination of all the autonomous communities with the top leaders in Spain and Europe

The Minister of Presidency and Promotion, Pedro Rivera, today claimed in Valencia the connection of the Region of Murcia to the Mediterranean Corridor "to increase our export capacity and strengthen the cohesion of our territories, improve transport alternatives for our citizens and increase competitiveness Of our companies ".

Rivera made the remarks during the national coordination meeting of the Mediterranean Corridor-Basic Network, chaired by Juan Barrios, coordinator in Spain of the Mediterranean Corridor, and Laurens J. Brinkhorst, European coordinator, who analyzes new development opportunities And benefits generated by the implementation of such infrastructure.

The region of Murcia, in particular, due to its exporting nature, especially in the agri-food sector, has a weekly traffic of more than 3,000 trucks to different countries of the European Union, of which 2,500 transport horticultural products.

With this data, Murcia would be able to transport 69 trains of 750 meters in length to Europe, with only food products, adding that the bordering provinces could reach 143 trains per week.

Rivera said that if only 10 percent of the current export goes to use the Mediterranean freight corridor to connect with destinations in Europe, departures from the Southeast would be between 7 and 14 trains a week, which makes the fruit and vegetable sector Murcia and Almería in factor of assurance of the economic, social and environmental viability of this infrastructure ".

The Government of the Region of Murcia has maintained a proactive initiative in the reclamation of this infrastructure.

In the first quarter of this year it was a regional forum where all the business, professional and social groups that have something to say about the aforementioned Mediterranean Corridor are represented, to have a unique voice about the characteristics that this infrastructure must have in order to really To become an instrument of competitiveness.

A working group, formed by technicians from various professional associations and colleges, has also been set up, which is preparing a concrete proposal on the Corridor needed by the Region of Murcia, and that as soon as it is available it will be made available to the Corridor coordinator.

Questions and demands

Pedro Rivera expressed the need to know the conditions, technical characteristics and actual planning on the arrival of the Corridor to the Region, to Murcia, and the connections with Alicante and Almeria, and applauded the recent tenders of the section of Almería of the route by the central Government .

At the same time, he urged the establishment of realistic planning to ensure the continuity of the corridor to Algeciras and asked for concrete details on the connections of the Mediterranean Corridor with the logistical infrastructures that are being promoted and developed in the Region, such as the ZAL in Murcia, Cartagena and the new dock of containers of the Port of Cartagena.

Finally, the Minister requested that technical working groups, led by the coordinator, be established to ensure that transitional actions between regions, and in parallel, groups by business sectors, are defined by consensus, and that they analyze in depth the particularities of each product.

Also, the general director of Transport, Coast and Ports, José Ramón Díez de Revenga, will attend tomorrow in Valencia to the meeting of the working group of the Urban Nodes of the Mediterranean Corridor, key for the resolution of problems of the infrastructure along Your entire journey.

The session will be chaired by the European coordinator, Dutchman Laurens Jan Brinkhorst.

Source: CARM

The PSOE proposes a battery of measures to end machismo and discrimination of women in sport

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Sports Socialist spokesman Juan Luis Soto calls for an end to anti-pregnancy clauses, unequal treatment of women athletes, and for public administrations not to fund sporting events in which prizes, in the same category, are different between men and women

The PSOE proposes to create professional female leagues as means that open the doors to collective bargaining as an instrument of protection and dignification of the labor rights of women sportsmen

The PSOE today presented a battery of measures aimed at ending the machismo and inequality that women suffer in the sports field.

At the session of the Commission on Education and Sport, gathered this morning in the upper house, Socialist spokesman in the field of Sports, Senator for Murcia Juan Luis Soto, has proposed a series of measures to alleviate discrimination suffered by women athletes .

Among these proposals, Soto has highlighted the request of socialists for the government to require, to federations and sports associations, equal treatment of women athletes as regards the perception of awards and scholarships grants, for participating in competitions , And by the results obtained.

The PSOE also wants the government to urge public administrations not to finance or support sporting events in which prizes to the same category, are different between men and women athletes.

In the same way, Juan Luis Soto stated in the Commission, the socialists bet that they will promote from the Executive measures that contribute to the respect and support to the maternity and post-maternity of the athletes, facilitating their return to sports competition after being mothers .

"When we talk about women and sports, we speak of constancy, sacrifice or dedication, but also anti-pregnancy clauses, loss of rights to be a mother and athlete, unequal treatment in scholarships and premiums, or discrimination and underreporting Of the sport's merits of women, "said the senator from Murcia.

Juan Luis Soto has also demanded that the Government, together with the federations, promote the creation of professional women's leagues, as means that open the door to collective bargaining as an instrument for protection and dignification of the labor rights of women athletes, and Promote equality of treatment and the presence of female athletes in the public media.

Finally, the socialist spokesman asked the Government to extend until 2020 the program "Universo Mujer", a comprehensive program for the development of women and their personal evolution within society, which was born to launch initiatives for the improvement and Social transformation through the values ​​of all women's sport.

Source: PSRM-PSOE

The Region registers an increase of British travelers of 24.2 percent and the United Kingdom remains the first market. From January to April, international tourism grew in the Region at a rate of 14.7 percent and exceeded by three points The increase

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

The growth of the international tourism in Murcia doubles during the low season to the national average, which endorses the work against the seasonality and the Brexit

The Region of Murcia recorded an increase of British travelers of 24.2 percent from January to April and the United Kingdom remains the first issuing market.

The work to address Brexit, and its impact on regional tourism, is yielding results and the number of Britons who visited the Region was 117,753, equivalent to a 41.8 percent share of total international tourism Arrives in the Region

This was confirmed by the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment based on the analysis of the data offered today by the Frontur Survey of the National Statistics Institute.

During the first quarter of the year, 281,915 foreign tourists traveled to the Region of Murcia, 14.7 percent more than in the same period last year, or 36,134 more tourists.

"This increase is more than three points higher than that of the national group, which was 11.6 percent. The work we are doing in the process of seasonality is giving results, although we must continue to intensify actions to achieve better results and avoid the effects that Could have Brexit, "said Celdrán.

The Region is increasing its level of internationalization, with a growth of foreign tourism almost a point higher than expected, – it was set at 14 percent – which makes it very feasible to reach the target of 1,135,500 international tourists by the end of 2017.

In the first four months of the year, France was the second largest market for foreign tourism to the Region with 42,273 tourists, 27.7 percent more than in 2016, and a share of 15 percent.

The Nordic countries were the third, with 30,976 tourists, with an increase of 51.7 percent and a weight of 11 percent.

Also notable is the case of Belgium, which was the fourth market to the Region with 21,059 tourists, double that in 2016, and a weight of 7.5 percent.

Germany, meanwhile, ranked as the fifth issuing market with 16,163 tourists and a share of 5.7 percent.

The sixth in the ranking is Ireland with a 4.8 percent share, followed by the Netherlands, 2.4 percent, and Italy, 2 percent.

Regarding the data for the month of April, the Region received 116,194 foreign tourists, 6,445 more tourists than in the same month of the previous year, representing a year-on-year growth of 5.9%.

Seasonality is reduced

The growth of international tourism in the Region doubled by 22.4 percent to that of the national average during the low season (November to April), which shows the downward trend.

The head of Tourism said that "this trend supports the actions put in place by the Ministry of Tourism through the Strategic Regional Tourism Plan 2015-2019."

Among the actions are the events of the Community Sports Development Tourism Plan;

The program of international operations in the Costa Cálida;

The promotion and commercialization of the Jubilee Year of Caravaca;

And co-marketing agreements with international tour operators promoted by the Tourism Institute.

Source: CARM

Valcárcel affirms that the euro faces a "democratic challenge" that is overcome with "political will"

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Stresses "the enormous importance of the convergence of the economies of the euro zone in relation to indicators such as labor costs, inflation , Productivity or growth "

The European Parliament Vice-President and MEP Ramón Luis Valcárcel said today that the euro is facing a "democratic challenge" which necessarily implies "the European-wide pooling of sovereignty in the field of economic policy".

For example, by "strengthening the powers of the European Parliament to ensure the necessary democratic control of all regulatory decisions".

In any case, to overcome this challenge requires "enough political will to create the conditions that can ensure the success of the monetary union," Valcárcel said at a conference on The Political Theory of the Economic Context of Economic and Monetary Union held in European Parliament.

In this regard, he stressed "the enormous importance of the convergence of the economies of the euro zone in relation to indicators such as labor costs, inflation, productivity or growth."

The PP deputy also said that "completing economic union and, above all, social union, is a priority of the first order."

"It would be necessary to agree on a new process of phased convergence, including reforms in favor of the business environment, improving the functioning of economic governance and social and fiscal convergence – for example, minimum wages and harmonization of the Societies. "

This would "create a level playing field and avoid downward tax competition and social dumping in the Union," he added.

Valcárcel acknowledged that "the nuclear problem of the euro lies in political-philosophical differences between member countries: responsibility towards solidarity, solvency against liquidity, austerity against stimulus, etc.", calling for overcoming them.

For the Vice-President of the European Parliament, "the future of the Eurozone depends above all on finding an appropriate balance between solidarity, budgetary prudence and the instruments of supervision and crisis management at European level."

The perfect economic and monetary union would be, in Valcárcel's words, "a complete union that would have a substantial own budget, based on a specific autonomous tax power."

Source: PP Región de Murcia

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