The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, answered the questions of Carlos Alsina as a new week of protests began in the countryside with tractor units in which autonomous transporters participate.
Planas reiterated his support for the demands of the sector, insisting that farmers must be listened to and rejecting their manipulation and politics.
The minister recalled that the production of any food is more complicated than any other product and that although there are proper measures from the European Union aimed at sustainability, he knows that its practice is “very complicated” and that’s why he was influenced. their respect. in the mobilizations.
Planas believes that “if there is any anti-European approach” to the protests “it is wrong”, the PAC defends, but admits that the European policies are somewhat to blame for the discomfort of the main sector due to the complication of procedures or the overlapping of laws..
Respect, yes, manipulation, no
Regarding the dialogue with agricultural organizations, he explained that “there are many facts”, that on the one hand there are leading organizations, such as Asaja, COAG and UPA, on the other the Union of the Union and on the other platform “each. one of its father and mother” and that “they are never independent”, which he assured that he respects, but if there is “political manipulation, no.”
The minister asked the councilors of Vox to be responsible first to the public and not to use their position to unconditionally follow these platforms, in reference, for example, to the demonstrations of the vice president of the Junta de Castilla y León, Juan García Gallardo.
Planas denied that he was involved with the rural extreme right, “I don’t agree,” he said, “people want their concerns addressed, “that’s what ranchers and farmers want.”
The political controversy over amnesty and forgiveness
Luis Planas also spoke about the issue that will mark the last week of the campaign in Galicia: the amnesty position of the Popular Party and the subsequent explanations of Feijoo.
Planas admitted his surprise at the certainty that amnesty became part of the main course of the PP, “the discovery that amnesty is one of the options considered by the PP is surprising,” he said.
He was in favor of the Amnesty Law and defended its approval by arguing that “sometimes you have to have the political courage to do things that public opinion does not understand.” We did something that was not in the script, but it was worth it. shame,” he concluded.