Calviño stresses, in the face of Vox's accusations, that the Government "supports the businessmen of this country"

MADRID, 15 Feb.

Calviño stresses, in the face of Vox's accusations, that the Government "supports the businessmen of this country"


The minister reproaches Vox for attacks on officials and praises the work of the EMU in Turkey after the earthquakes: "Heroes"

The First Vice President and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, assured this Wednesday in the control session of Congress that the Government "supports the businessmen of this country".

The Vox spokesman in Congress, Iván Espinosa de los Monteros, had asked the minister if she believes that businessmen are "usurers, greedy and greedy", as suggested by the Minister of Social Rights and Secretary General of Podemos, Ione Belarra, to as a result of the profits recorded by banks and large distribution companies.

In her response, Calviño has assured that the Executive is committed to the business sector in Spain and the result of this, said the vice president, is the economic policy deployed during the legislature. Specifically, the minister has valued the recent improvement of the Minimum Interprofessional Wage (SMI) and the initiatives in labor matters, which have allowed an "improvement of working conditions" and greater stability, especially among the "younger generations ".

The minister stressed that she agrees with Vox that Spain "is a great country", but yes, Calviño has stressed that this is thanks to "its citizens" and also "businessmen". In fact, the vice president has said that proof of this is the investment promoted by the Government in the green and digital transformation of the business sector and the different reindustrialization initiatives.

On the other hand, Espinosa de los Monteros has snapped at Calviño and the Government for "ignoring the private sector in depth", since in his opinion the Executive "attacks" the business sector and manages it in a "really sad" way.

During his question to the minister, the Vox deputy ironized the number of officials present among the members of the Government, that his trial "ignores the private sector in depth" and "attacks" the business sector. Espinosa de los Monteros has also criticized what he considers to be "record figures" of unemployment and the supposed statistical "traps" of the inactive discontinuous permanent workers, in addition to the 2.7 million public employees created by the Executive, which in the opinion of the deputy of Vox fix the employment data published by the Government.


In her reply, the minister has urged Vox not to charge public employees and has valued the work of Spanish officials, especially the "heroes" of the Emergency Military Unit (UME) who have traveled to Turkey to help rescue people after the earthquakes that have occurred in recent days.

Calviño has also highlighted the work of other public workers such as doctors and nurses, teachers or workers from all public administrations who are resolving or helping vulnerable groups "who need it most".

"Everything that makes us strong is the Welfare State that we defend. What State do you defend?" the minister asked the Vox deputy.