The president of the Popular Party, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, regretted this Monday that in Spain, instead of talking about job creation and tax cuts, they talk about amnesty and self-determination. Furthermore, he has stated that “it is undignified for politicians to think more about themselves than about the citizens they serve”, in a clear reproach to the acting President of the Government and candidate for re-election, Pedro Sánchez. Feijóo participated in Bilbao as a speaker at the XXVI National Congress of Family Business and, in his speech, he insisted that the Government must learn from businessmen, “from how they manage and how they commit to Spain” because “it would do better for Spanish society as a whole”. The president of the PP has assured that “Spain is not doing well”, with regard to price increases, per capita income, poverty levels, mortgage increases, and increases like “never before.” of taxes. “If there is something left over in Spain, it is official economic triumphalism,” he has warned. In fact, he highlighted that the business confidence index “has collapsed.” “When we have double the unemployment rate in the EU, we are the first country in youth unemployment and the second country in female unemployment, I don’t think that can present a poster in which we feel proud,” he said. HE SAYS THAT SPANISH PEOPLE LIVE WORSE IN 2023 THAN IN 2018 Feijóo has pointed out that, on the contrary, public employment grows three times as much as private employment (20% compared to 7%). Furthermore, he has insisted that Spain is the country in which fiscal pressure has increased the most since the pandemic, nine points above the EU. “40 tax figures have gone up,” he criticized. As he stressed, the conclusion is that “the majority of Spaniards live worse in 2023 than in 2018, and this is also happening here in the Basque Country.” In this sense, he has stressed that, from 2018 to 2022, the GDP grew “just over a third of what the national average grew”, with Spain being “the fourth country from the bottom in pre-pandemic GDP recovery”. Also in the Basque Country he has said that less employment is created than at the state level. For this reason, he believes that “neither Spain nor the communities as a whole, and specifically Euskadi”, the current economic policies “are doing well.” Feijóo has regretted that “none of these issues seem to be of concern”, and has once again condemned the fact that the Executive, unlike companies, dedicates its “efforts to internal confrontations”, to “fighting for management positions or to making decisions that go against the code of ethics and its statutes”. AMNESTY AND SELF-DETERMINATION In his opinion, there is now “little talk about guaranteeing opportunities among citizens and there is talk every day about such an amnesty.” “Instead of talking about job creation and tax cuts, we are talking about self-determination. Instead of talking about the Spanish presidency of the Council or the European Funds, we are talking about seeing if we can reach an agreement for after elections to form a Government in which the electoral results are not decisive,” he stressed. In this sense, he has assured that he has always thought that “it is undignified for politicians to think more about themselves than about the citizens they serve.” “When a politician gives in to a condition that another politician sets, he is not generally serving the citizens,” he said. Faced with this, he has assured that the social commitment of his party is to work for the recovery of the Spanish economy, improve competitiveness and “talk about things, not about the problems that a minority wants to impose on a majority.” “When 94% of the people, on July 23, voted for certain political parties and only 6% voted for parties that do not have a national approach, it makes no sense for that 6% to impose their will,” he stated. . HUMAN CAPITAL For the president of the PP, it is a “success” that this Congress “revolves around people and talent”, because companies “do not look for the mediocre”, but rather the best because that is what their own viability depends on. of the company.” In his opinion, the attributes of the best should be required in any public and private organization to select personnel. “I think that none of you would think of hiring people without experience, with little training, nor people to meet quotas established among the company’s partners,” he added, to point out that in politics, in general, and in the Government, in particular, this way of acting should be “copied.” Feijóo has assured that the PP considers that its “social purpose is Spain” and, for a country to be attractive, trust must be generated and priority must be given to “talent, attracting assets and investment.” “If there is no budget balance, if expenses do not match With the income, someone will pay for it. And it will not be paid by the one who spends, but by the one who comes, because the one who spends will already be gone,” he indicated, citing the public debt that is close to 1.6 trillion euros. The leader of the PP has stressed that Spain “has a problem”, because it is “the third country that has increased the public debt the most since 2018”. “110% debt is an unaffordable public debt”, he stressed. STRUCTURAL REFORMS He has also opted to address structural reforms, which “They always park themselves with a weak government because your partners are not going to support them.” “And if your partners do not support them and you do not do them, every day you will have an additional problem,” he warned. After emphasizing that Spain is “a country which continues to be a major agri-food supplier in Europe”, has warned that, if there are “very serious water problems”, and “strategic capabilities in the agri-food industry” are in question, “a good service is not provided”. It is a structural reform”, he said. As for tourism, which he considers “key”, he explained that “it needs a specific and powerful PERTE”. He has also referred to energy policy, with the price of electricity in Spain “21% more expensive than the EU average.” “In this country, ideology is used much more than technology,” he criticized. Fourthly, he has advocated innovation and digitalization, starting with the school, which would be the fifth pillar: education, “the best investment in the future of a country.” AUTONOMOUS LANGUAGES At this point, he has alluded to “the great discussions” that occur “between the autonomous languages and the official language.” “Probably, if we had them on whether or not we know English, it would be a great advance,” he said. He has also called for the promotion of an industrial policy because, “when a country only believes in services, it is wrong.” “If we do not achieve that the industry is approximately 20% of the GDP, we will become poorer,” he stated. Feijóo has ultimately opted for “a society and a future with powerful, deep-rooted, international, competitive companies”, because, otherwise, Spain will “become a theme park where tourists can be shown what it was like in the past.” In his opinion, family businesses are “determining in Spanish society.” “It seems that the one with the most votes wins here. I’m interested in that type of voting. I’m going to move to the Family Business Institute in the near future,” he said ironically. Furthermore, he believes that Spain has “fantastic conditions” to be one of “the great friendly countries to do business in.” “If it has a clear regulatory framework, if there is stability in the institutions, we will achieve it. And to make a country attractive for entrepreneurship, contained taxes are necessary because we will collect more and the collection is necessary to maintain public services,” he emphasized.