The president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig, has claimed this Wednesday that there are “many possibilities” for decentralize state institutions with headquarters in Madrid to distribute them throughout the different territories, something that would not involve “large transfers of civil servants” by teleworking and before which “one could also give priority” to the Administration personnel.
The socialist leader has also defended that the central government “Is open to study” and has described as “inexplicable” that this process has not occurred “from the first moment.”
In an attention to the media after presenting the 56th edition of the Fira del Llibre de Valencia, Puig has once again put the focus on the fact that his proposal does not try to distribute all the official bodies, but rather to “better unify the country” without generating controversy, just as “many countries” are doing, including Germany and Portugal.
A position in which you believe that, in general, “All” the regional presidents “agree”, given the problems generated by depopulation and the “need for visibility” that some territories have. “We need there to be many points of attraction and not just one,” he stressed. «Why must everything be in Madrid? It does not make any sense ”, has been questioned.
“I am not going to say where the institutions have to be, but it is evident that it would be very good if the Spanish Institute of Oceanography -based in the capital- were in a region that had a sea,” he pointed out, at the same time as as an example that the Constitutional Court could move to Cádiz, Ports of Spain to Valencia and Navantia to Ferrol.
«It is intolerable that a patrimonial position of the State “, he has pointed out – in clear allusion to the Madrid president, Isabel Díaz Ayuso -, since its institutions” do not belong to anyone. “
In that sense, he has referred to boos and insults received this Tuesday during the events of October 12 by the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez. An attitude with which, in his opinion, “it is clearly shown that there is no idea” “What there is is, simply, a lack of education, tolerance and understanding that life is respecting ourselves,” he added.
Regarding the meeting that his homologist in the Xunta de Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has announced for next November 2 with eight regional president of three different parties to address financing reform, Puig has considered “important” that there is dialogue so that “quality public services” and “equitable” are given in all territories without “confrontation”.