After contradictory statements by various government ministers about the start of the tourism season, the President of the Executive, Pedro Sánchez, has urged this Saturday at his regular Saturday press conference that Spaniards and foreigners “Plan your vacation now” For this summer.
Sánchez has announced that the Spaniards could travel “at the end of June” Meanwhile he international tourism You can enter Spain “safely” from July. «Spain needs tourism», he said, after announcing a 14-day quarantine or that the Minister of Labor, Yolanda Diaz, and that of Consumption, Alberto GarzónThey even announced the closure of tourism until December.
The Prime Minister has also urged bars, restaurants and tourism businesses to “prepare” to open the doors of their establishments “in the coming days”.
Tourism and hospitality are the sectors most affected by the crisis and for days they have criticized the government for the de-escalation measures it has implemented, such as reducing the permitted capacity. Many businesses have preferred not to open before the impossibility of making their establishments profitable.
Sánchez has been the European ruler that has most hindered tourism. Other countries have approved specific grants and even checks for citizens to travel. When asked by journalists, Sánchez has not specified any help for this sector, beyond the ICO lines. Tourism accounts for 15% of Spain’s GDP.
Regarding the labor reform, that the PSOE agreed to its “complete” repeal with Bildu last Wednesday -matched hours later by the Government-, Sánchez has assured that the previous reform approved by the PP “broke the social dialogue” and has “negative aspects that this government want to change ».
Sánchez explained that these changes will be made within the framework of social dialogue and the Reconstruction Commission open in Congress, although he has avoided explaining whether it will be done in full or only partially. He has again praised Antonio Garamendi, CEOE president, “a patriot”, said, and was convinced that social dialogue will soon resume, broken after the PSOE pact with Bildu.
In addition, the Prime Minister has announced that next Tuesday he will approve in the Council of Ministers the Minimum Life Income. Sánchez has reduced the number of households that will benefit from this aid to 850,000, after the inclusion minister, José Luis Escrivá, estimated a million households benefited.
According to the president, the benefit will be “habitual and permanent” and will reduce the poverty rate in Spain. The cost of this measure will be 3,000 million euros to be paid with debt. “It will protect four out of five people at risk of extreme poverty,” he said.