Valencia (EFE).- The spokeswoman for the Valencian Government, Aitana Mas, stated this Friday that the Council’s position on the Tagus-Segura transfer is “reinforced and endorsed” by the opinion of the Council of State on the basin plans, by what they are going to increase “intensity and strength” to demand modifications and that there be dialogue “yes or yes”.
Mas has made this statement at the press conference after the plenary session of the Consell, asked about the report approved by the Council of State on the Royal Decree Project by which the 12 river basin management plans are reviewed, which among other measures would create the ecological flow in the Tagus River, which affects the Tagus-Segura transfer.
The vice-president of the Consell, who explained that the Valencian Government received this opinion this morning and is urgently analyzing it to decide on the “road map” for the coming days, has demanded that the State Government take the opinion into account and review the decisions you planned to make in the coming days.
He has justified this requirement in that the Valencian Community, especially Alicante, needs not only to maintain water for human consumption, but also for agriculture, and to know what the Ministry’s plan is to guarantee that in the coming years it can be supplied to the Alicante water regions.
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But he has pointed out that in this matter there is a judicial part and a political part, in which the Valencians appeal to dialogue and rigor, since there are “too many challenges ahead” to focus on confrontation, and for this reason they demand that the real law be reformulated decree that was expected to be approved next week and a solution can be reached.
In his opinion, governments “must be responsible” with the policies they make and listen to all the parties involved, since “it is impossible” that there is a way out of this problem that does not go through dialogue, since the options are to dialogue, as the Consell defends, or confrontation, as other “more irresponsible” political parties do.
“The confrontation does not mean fixing anything nor does it mean better defending the interests of the Valencians”, insisted Mas, who has indicated that “the maximum forcefulness” is necessary in this matter, since an important part of the economic activity of the south is at stake of the Community, but also how “water sovereignty” will be in the coming years.
Aitana Mas has highlighted some aspects of the opinion of the Council of State, such as the part that speaks of a “lack of coordination” between the Tagus and Segura hydrological plans that the draft royal decree “does not solve” and that can cause “lack of coherence” between the plans of each river basin federation and a “relevant condition” to the transfer.
In addition, it has indicated that the Council of State insists that the ninth additional provision of the agreement of the National Water Council that speaks of an annual review of flows must be maintained, and considers that more methodologies could be established. details to determine ecological flows.
Some lack of transparency
The vice president has highlighted that the opinion also points to “a certain lack of transparency” in the vote that was made in the National Water Council, for which she has concluded that the Council of State “does nothing other than endorse the position” of the Generalitat, which leads the Consell to reaffirm its position.
Mas has pointed out that from all fronts, both technical and political, the Consell have tried dialogue in recent weeks, and has insisted on the need to dialogue before a final decision is adopted.
Miras: The Council has given a justification for not touching the transfer
The president of the Region of Murcia, Fernando López Miras, has considered this Friday that the report of the Council of State on the new Tagus basin plan includes all the allegations presented by its Executive and gives a “justification” to the President of the Government , Pedro Sánchez, so as not to carry out the cut on the Tajo-Segura transfer.
In statements to journalists during his visit to Fitur, Miras insisted that the report echoes all the allegations that the Murcian government presented to the basin plan, defending that there are no objective and scientific criteria that support the cut planned for the transfer