The First Vice President of the Government and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, has pronounced this Wednesday on the Government’s decision to limit the price of antigen tests. “I have also bought tests at 7 or 8 euros and it cannot be,” he said.
In a interview granted to the program Julia on the Wave, of Onda Cero, the vice president has ensured that her priority has been to have “guarantee of supply throughout the Christmas period.”
When asked whether price regulation is not a bit late, in fact, Calviño has replied that “it was necessary to guarantee the balance between the continued supply and the prices to be lowered as much as possible because it has become a first-rate instrument. necessity “, but he did not want to specify at what price that equilibrium could be set.
“In these two years we have seen that health and the economy go hand in hand. It makes no sense to think that the economy will be in healthy condition if the people are not. But the vaccine has marked a turning point and those principles of prudence they are the ones who continue to guide us at this time, “he added about the economic situation in relation to the pandemic.
Controversies with Ayuso and Garzón
Given the news of the appeal raised by the Community of Madrid on the distribution of European funds, Calviño has assured that he is surprised “a lot” because the communities that have received the most funds are Andalusia, Catalonia and Madrid, which has received more than 1,200 million of euros. “It also surprises me that more funds are demanded from the state by an autonomous community that precisely has a single economic policy, which is to reduce taxes. It is still ironic and contradictory, really.”
The first vice president has also assured that the controversy over the statements on macro-farms made by the Minister of Consumption, Alberto Garzón, is “largely artificial” and has chosen to “turn the page” and consider the issue “clarified” since ” the government’s position is very clear, in support of the “meat sector.”