The General Deputy Eider Mendoza and the Green Territorial Balance Deputy Xabier Arruti personally listened today in the Plaza de Gipuzkoa to the demands of the farmers who are currently mobilized to protect the first sector. Both Mendoza and Arruti received a document with their demands from the two young representatives of the call. The general representative expressed his “attachment” and “understanding” to them. “The activity of the first sector is important for Gipuzkoa, for our economic, social, environmental, and territorial balance, and is a priority of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. Your concerns are ours and those of all Gipuzkoans,” he said.
Mendoza stressed that “the baserritarras must be able to do their activities in decent and economic conditions. The challenge of profitability is influenced by many factors, such as the rigidity of European agricultural policies, the excessive bureaucracy and requirements to be fulfilled, or the fact that when selling their products, sometimes they do not pay what is necessary to pay the costs.”. The deputy general extended to the affected people his “empathy” in the face of this situation and assured that the Sangguniang Panlalawigan will continue to do “everything in our power and within our power, regardless of our ability to influence policies. “European organizations in this area are very few.”
Finally, he stated that the Sangguniang Panlalawigan has “a very close, direct and well-structured relationship for many years with the unions and various agents in the first sector, not only on a daily basis, but we also have spaces. for participation to determine the future of the first sector among all. ” Because of this, it called on the people who participated in the mobilizations to “join these spaces and convey their concerns and requests. We are a small territory and also a small sector, and we need to work together as much as possible to move forward.