The President of the Principality, Adrián Barbón, has been the first protagonist in the new season of ‘The Window of Asturias‘. Without losing sight of the evolution of the pandemic, Barbón looks to the budgets and social agreement as next objectives during the months of September and October. Although at the moment there is no set date, the head of the regional Executive is again betting on a broad agreement that does not include only the parliamentary forces of the left, as requested United Left and We can. “The pandemic has not passed and, although we are going at a good pace, we need the broadest possible agreements as we did in 2021. We are going to seek transversality. It would seem a very serious mistake for us to enter into a negotiation based on vetoes,” he said. The only exception is Vox, a party with which he will not sit down to negotiate “because he does not believe in the autonomous state.”
Pandemic and economy
“The pandemic has not been overcome and it would be a mistake for no party or politician to say so. We are better, but it is not over. The first thing to do is to reactivate the economy.” The calendar indicates that the agreement will be negotiated first because “we would like these lines to be transferred to the budgets.” For Barbón “we have to move all available resources to create job. Controlling the pandemic and reducing infection rates is the best way to reactivate the economy and we are succeeding. “
“Asturias It is at the forefront of Spain with other northern communities as a desirable destination. One of the elements that has made it possible is your security. The pandemic has made Asturias visible, even internationally. The control of the pandemic marks a different moment with the economic revival and job creation, “he explained.
In Asturias the education It will be 100% face-to-face because “it is necessary after listening to all educational sectors. Work is being done to guarantee safety and recover the time stolen from young people and children. It is important to return.” About the reinforcement of faculty, has pointed out that “it is done based on certain ratios and distance, we meet both parameters. Asturias is one of the communities with the least number of students per teacher, we have the lowest ratios in all of Spain”.
Refering to controversy over bullfighting in Gijón, the president recalled that the congress of the FSA approved his stance against animal abuse and he recalled that the positions of other autonomous party congresses “were different.” Adrián Barbón has clarified, however, that the ban is not requested. “The mayor only says that the public equipment is not going to be put out for concession, the same for Asturias. Constitution, the exclusive competence to prohibit is the Government of Spain, the regional government can not propose to the General Meeting of the Principality pass a law on it, “he recalled and cited what happened in Catalonia and the Balearic Islands.
The elections 2023 are still not in the head of the president, although Adrián Barbón does not close the door to be candidate again. “I have not made the decision, but I am one of those who believes that in politics long cycles are needed to develop projects. In four years I do not believe that a project will be exhausted. I was 15 years in the corporation of Laviana, nine as mayor, “he concluded.