The president of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, has participated this Friday in Soria in the IV National Fair for the Repopulation of Rural Spain, which analyzes the challenge posed by depopulation and the attention to be paid to this problem from politics.

Sánchez has announced in this act that Spain will be among the countries of the European Union (EU) who will participate in the general test that will begin on June 7 to launch the covid digital green certificate before summer.

“This is great news for our tourism industry. Not only for traditional sun and beach destinations, but also for inland Spain whose offer grows in number and attractiveness year after year. We are living a stage of hope, a stage of overcoming the pandemic, a stage of repairing the damage and, consequently, a transformation stage of our country“, has assured the Chief Executive, who has stressed that before the summer Spain will have managed to vaccinate 70% of the population, achieving the long-awaited group immunity.

This is great news for our tourism industry. Not only for traditional sun and beach destinations, but also for inland Spain “

This kind of health passport will collect if a person who has been vaccinated against the coronavirus, in both one and two doses, if you have antibodies after passing the disease or if, if applicable, you have already undergone PCR or antigen tests to detect a possible active infection. The purpose of the implementation of this instrument is the reactivation of tourism, although it will not be an essential requirement to travel

Regarding the depopulation of rural Spain, the Spanish president has affirmed that the Government “revitalize our peoples” it is a “task that cannot be postponed.” “It is necessary to revitalize our peoples at all borders of activity. For this Government it is an urgent, urgent task. We do not want to be a foreign country in itself, where some citizens feel they do not have the same opportunities. Nor where the eternal dichotomy between rural and urban and, much less, that they are associated with past and future “.

Presence of regional ministers and presidents

Organized by the “El Hueco” entrepreneurship initiative, the conference was also attended by other members of the Executive and leaders of various parties, such as the fourth vice president and minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera; and the holder of Social Rights and Agenda 2030, Ione Belarra.

The former president of the Government Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero; the presidents of Castilla y León (Alfonso Fernandez Manueco), Navarra (Maria Chivite) and La Rioja (Concha Andreu); the spokesperson for Ciudadanos (Edmundo bal) and the PNV spokesperson in Congress (Aitor Esteban) have also attended the event.

The fair is entitled “Presura’20” and in it, through interventions and round tables, various points of view are presented on how to act to face the challenges of rural Spain. In addition, the conclusions of some works prepared in this regard are presented, the attention given by the administrations to depopulation will be discussed and a project on mobility and transport in rural areas.


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