Socialist Barons Lamban and Puig prepare a congress in Zaragoza to claim the deconcentration of the State

The presidents of Aragon and the Valencian Community, Javier Lamban and Ximo Puig, are preparing a Congress in Zaragoza, still still closed, to claim the decent

Socialist Barons Lamban and Puig prepare a congress in Zaragoza to claim the deconcentration of the State

The presidents of Aragon and the Valencian Community, Javier Lamban and Ximo Puig, are preparing a Congress in Zaragoza, still still closed, to claim the decentralization of the State.

The objective of the day, according to EFE sources of the Aragonese Executive, is to open that debate for a more balanced distribution of State institutions in the territory.

Sources of the Valencian Government have indicated EFE that there is a willingness to work on the decentralization of the State, but the call for a bilateral meeting between Lamban and Puig is not yet defined and has not been specified or the agenda.

An idea about the deconcentration of the State, have pointed out the same sources, which left from the president of the Economic and Social Council, Anton Costas, and who have heard his Lamban and Puig.

In fact, they already launched this proposal in Zaragoza at the Festival of the Rose of the Aragonese Socialists prior to the autonomic elections of May 2019.

Lamban then defended a second decentralization process that leads Zaragoza, as well as other cities of the country, shares the capital with Madrid and can accommodate agencies or institutions.

An objective that is still alive and that this week, last Monday, the head of the Government of Aragon was referred on the occasion of the Bilateral Commission with the Mayor of Zaragoza, Jorge Azcón.

He clarified Lamban that the decentralization of the State does not go by claiming more competences for Aragon, but by a "deconcentration of capital", so that several cities in Spain, including Zaragoza, should aspire to be "cocapitalities". In the case of Zaragoza, for being an economic and cultural motor of Aragon and the Ebro Valley.

The central government itself understands that the process of decentralization or deconcentration of headquarters of the General State Administration outside Madrid is a new element in the fight against the depopulation of the territory.

A little over a week ago, the president of the government, Pedro Sánchez, defended the decentralization of the institutions in Burgos "because the State has to approach the citizen" and share his agencies.

However, the President of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, rejects this possibility and accuses Sánchez to want to "destroy" the Community of Madrid generating "grievios" against the region to "seek votes" in other territories.

Updated Date: 07 December 2021, 05:41

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