The President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, has announced this Sunday the date on which the next Conference of Presidents will be held: next Wednesday, December 22.
The meeting will be telematic from the Senate and has been convened to address the situation of covid-19 and strengthen co-governance and institutional cooperation, given the advance of infections in recent weeks. According to Sánchez, it will be held to face the coronavirus “with shared measures.”
“Spain registers a cumulative incidence of 511 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days, it is still a lower incidence than the neighboring countries, but that we cannot take for good,” Sánchez pointed out this Sunday.
The last Conference of Presidents was held on July 30 in Salamanca, and was mainly marked by the appointment of the Catalan president, Pere Aragonés, and by the complaints of some autonomous communities, mainly the PP, about the format of this meeting, criticizing that the chief executive, Pedro Sánchez, included only two points on the agenda and that the regional leaders had no more than five minutes to present their proposals.
After the Conference of Presidents on December 22, the next is scheduled to be held in mid-January 2022 on the island of La Palma.
Lehendakari Urkullu had asked to convene the meeting to have “common tools”
The Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu, like other autonomous communities, I had asked by letter to call this meeting to have more tools to deal with the pandemic.
In a letter sent yesterday morning, the Lehendakari recalls that in the case of Euskadi the percentage of vaccination with the complete schedule exceeds 91% of the target population, as well as that booster doses and vaccination are being administered for minors 12 years old, these circumstances did not exist a year ago.
“But the reality is also that we are living with incidence rates that in these 22 months we had not known. And the latter is affecting an increasingly worrying pressure in hospitals, as well as in Primary Care, precisely in a season of the year in which other viral diseases coexist and, on the other hand, a social life that ‘invites’ greater interaction and a complex work schedule for health professionals to manage, “he wrote.
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.