Madrid, Sep 19 (EFE).- Social Security affiliates in the tourism sector total more than 2.6 million linked to this activity, 11% more than a month ago, confirmed the Minister of l ‘Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Marotto.
According to the Minister, four out of ten new jobs in August were created thanks to the tourism sector, which, she said, represents 13.2% of total employment in Spain.
In a breakfast organized by Europa Press and related to the energy field, Maroto confirmed that Spain will adapt to the instrument finally designed and approved by the European Commission (EC) on the application of a tax on the extraordinary profits of energy companies.
The Minister of Industry specified that the decision that the government was preparing in this regard “will be adjusted to what Brussels says”.
“We had an emergency and we designed a shock plan,” he commented on the government’s proposed new tax on energy companies’ income, which included oil companies and another special tax on energy companies. banks due to the energy crisis derived from gas.
Maroto insisted that the government “has anticipated and now we are going to adapt the instrument to the agreement that exists within the EC”.
“We were the first, but we have to join the design that is done from Europe,” he stressed.
Maroto underlined that within the EC “there is still a debate on the design and the perimeter in which it is going to be controlled” said tax on the additional profits of energy companies.
The Minister spoke in the same vein about the European proposal to reduce the energy consumption of large companies by 5% at peak times to promote savings, and indicated that “we need to know” in more detail this design.
As for the electric vehicle, the boss of Industry indicated that currently 11.2% of vehicles manufactured in Spain are already electrified, “a figure which was unthinkable four years ago”, she specified.
Edited by Rocio Casas