Zaragoza (EFE).- The President of Aragon, Javier Lambán, has announced the implementation of aid of a minimum of 200 euros to families who need it to mitigate the effects of inflation.

During the plenary session of the Cortes, Lambán clarified that the Ministry of Citizenship is already working on the technical and budgetary measures that must be taken for the government to activate these aids.

This will be aid of at least 200 euros so that families who need it can absorb part of the drop in income caused by inflation. It will reach 17,000 beneficiaries.

The President underlined that the competence capacity of the community in this area is very limited and showed his concern about the effects of the war in ukraine. He also advocated a great pact, to reactivate the spirit which, in the event of a pandemic, led to the signing of the Aragonese strategy for economic and social recovery.

Pre-campaign ‘excites zeal’

And although he considered that the pre-election situation “excites the zeal” of certain parties and “they are unable to use their heads”, he chose to open a debate on how to deal with the inflation and to help companies, also in terms of taxation.

Treasury Minister Carlos Pérez Anadón will immediately contact all parties to try to “probe” the possibility of an agreement. Lambán, personally, will do it with the spokespersons, because it should be fast so that it can be reflected in Aragon’s budgets for 2023.

Javier Lambán, during his speech in plenary session of the Cortes de Aragón. EFE/Javier Belver

As for the groups, PP spokesperson Mar Vaquero pointed out that the price of electricity or the shopping cart and fuels had started to climb before the war in Ukraine and that the PSOE “has nothing do “. He criticized the government of Aragon for having rejected the agreements that his group has been offering him for eight months in the areas of health, taxation or energy as “sectarian”.

New request for tax reduction

Among them, a tax reduction as most regional presidents have already donenot only those of the PP, also governed by the PSOE, while Lambán, said Vaquero, is going to be the president of records by making the Aragonese “the Spaniards who pay the most taxes”. This government has also put an end to the “mantra” according to which the more taxes there are, the better the services, because Aragon is the one whose public services are the most deteriorated.

Daniel Pérez Calvo of Cs insisted that prices are “out of control” and the situation is “alarming” and said he is focusing his efforts on what concerns the community.

In this sense, he spoke of the need to “reformulate” the accounts and to reflect on a budget for 2023 for “the contingency, the salvation of thousands of families” in situations of vulnerability. He defended measures such as the deflation of the regional bracket of personal income tax, the freelance quota bonus, guarantee lines for companies or moratoriums on the return of ICO credits activated during the pandemic .

Vox spokesman Santiago Morón questioned the usefulness of maintaining the “autonomous megastructure” if it is not able to contribute anything relevant to restore some of the purchasing power lost by families and businesses and championed lower taxes.

Inequality and poverty

IU’s Álvaro Sanz defended himself by guaranteeing that this crisis “does not end up being paid for by the usual”. He warned that Aragon is “deeply unequal”, so that 14,800 Aragonese accumulated 73% of Aragonese GDP in 2020, 25,600 million euros.

Among the groups that support the government, Vicente Guillén (PSOE) attacked the PP, which he accused of living “by speaking badly of Spain and Aragon” and of “discouragement and unease” because “this are ashes”. Marta de Santos, from Podemos, assured that thanks to her party, this crisis is being faced in a very different way from the previous one.

Joaquín Palacín, of the CHA, defended that self-government has been essential to face the successive crises and the need to move forward in a new financing system. Finally, Jesús Guerrero, of the PAR, highlighted the measures promoted by the Ministry of Industry headed by the Vice President, Arturo Aliaga.

By Ainhoa ​​Garcia. Edited by Isabel Poncela

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