Pedro Sanchez. (Photo: .)
The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, will appear next Thursday, July 29 at the Palacio de la Moncloa at a press conference to offer the usual balance of the political course before the break of the summer holidays and make a new exercise of accountability of the last six months of the legislature.
This was announced by himself in an informal conversation with journalists covering his economic tour in the United States, during the inauguration of the Economic and Commercial Office of Spain in New York, in the Chrysler building.
The president explained that his intention in this appearance is to return to account for his management, as he did at the end of December, when he took advantage of the usual balance press conference before the end of the year to present a report on the level of compliance with the reforms scheduled by the Executive.
The chief executive has taken advantage of his visit to New York on Wednesday to claim the Government’s commitment to make reforms, in the face of an opposition that “screams.”
“I define myself as a politician who complies. I like the facts and I like to do, and unfortunately the opposition just screams, ”Sánchez lamented during an interview with . at the headquarters of the Cervantes Institute, after being asked about the decline of the PSOE in the polls and the defeat suffered by the party in the regional elections of Madrid in May.
“We comply, we approve the laws and the reforms and investments and I believe that the Spanish will appreciate and positively evaluate what we did in these difficult years for our history and for the history of human history,” he reaffirmed, also claiming the management during the pandemic.
In his informal meeting with journalists, Sánchez has once again defended that the Government has a “road map” and that it is complying with it, and thus has also transferred it to the tycoons of investment funds and American banks with which has met in New York, as Michael Bloomberg or the CEO of BlackRock, Larry Fink.
Recovery before tax reform
In their meetings, aimed at attracting investments that speed up the recovery of the Spanish economy, Sánchez told them that their priority is recovery, compared to other planned reforms such as the tax reform. On this particular matter, he has informed them that a commission of experts has been created, but emphasizing that the Government is now focused on recovery.
And given his concerns about some of the reforms that the Executive plans to promote, such as the housing law, the pension reform or the repeal of the labor reform, the president has tried to reassure investors, guaranteeing that the reforms will not involve abrupt changes, but will be in line with what other European countries do.
According to Sánchez, investors have not asked him about his United We Can Government partners and their policies, especially critical of this type of funds, or about the situation in Catalonia in relation to the so-called conflict, but they have asked about whether the Government is going to appeal. the Catalan housing law that limits rents.
This article originally appeared on The HuffPost and has been updated.