Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Feb 23 (EFE).- The Parliament of the Canary Islands has unanimously validated this Thursday in an extraordinary plenary session a decree law that includes aid to the livestock sector with the application of the IGIC zero to animal feed, in a debate in which the opposition has brought up the “Mediator case”, for which a criminal gang is being investigated with charges from the PSOE and the Ministry of Agriculture allegedly involved.
“We will not say that for a few specific cases a political formation is structurally corrupt, others for less are called corrupt and ask for resignations”, but “we will wait for the justice to render a sentence”, said the deputy of CC-AHI-PNC from the rostrum Narvay Quintero.
Quintero added that he wanted to “dignify” the professionals and officials who work in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, who “have nothing to do with what is falling.”
He also claimed and wanted to “dignify” and asked that the entire Parliament do it at a “sad” moment for the sector, “women and men farmers” and the importance of their work.
The deputy of the PP Juan Manuel García Casañas also mentioned the coincidence of the approval of this decree law related to livestock activity with the Mediator case, which leaves an entire sector “embarrassed”.
While the farmers did not have enough to feed their animals, they have seen “where they were” political leaders of the Ministry, who “went to Madrid to other issues”, denounced García Casañas.
None of the representatives of the groups that support the Government made mention of the mediating case during the debate, in which a decree law was validated that is fundamentally technical and clarifies the wording of an amendment to the 2023 budget that could be interpreted as feedstuffs were excluded from the IGIC exemption.
The zero rate is also extended for all raw materials and feed intended for animal feed throughout the supply chain.
The Minister of Finance, Román Rodríguez, explained other technical corrections that the decree law incorporates on previous provisions related to bonuses and deductions in personal income tax for housing and to offset the rise in prices in the shopping cart. EFE