Valencia (EFE).- The employers’ association of bullfighting promoters ANOET has received with optimism the publication in the BOE of the sentence that allows the use of the cultural voucher for the purchase of bullfighting tickets and demands agility from the Ministry of Culture in the processing, before the imminence of the first major fairs.
Officials from the National Association of Bullfighting Organizers (ANOET) have explained to EFE that their associates, many of whom had already applied to join the platform that manages the use of the aforementioned voucher, are going to do so again because it is mandatory and They trust that the process will be agile.
The Nautalia company, manager of the Valencia bullring (the Fallas Fair is held from March 11 to 19) and co-manager of the Madrid one, also calls for speed, since the process of renewing the bullring has already begun. season tickets and ticket sales.
In this same sense, the manager of the Castellón arena, Alberto Ramírez, has pronounced: “This is fantastic news, we will do the process again and we hope that the dataphones will authorize us to use this cultural voucher normally.”
“We are one week away from the start of the Fallas and the Magdalena (the Magdalena Fair starts on March 12 and ends on the 19th) and we notice that young people want to make use of this voucher; We ask that everything possible be accelerated so that the ultimate goal of this initiative becomes a reality”, he explained to EFE.
On February 7, it was made public that the Supreme Court had annulled the exclusion of bullfighting shows from the catalog of the 2022 youth cultural voucher, of 400 euros, due to the lack of justification from the Government.
The Contentious-Administrative Chamber thus upheld the appeal of the Toro de Lidia Foundation against the norm that regulated said cultural bond and annulled the tag of its article 8.2. in which bullfighting shows were excluded.
The Executive, who could choose to try to argue that exclusion more solidly, decided to abide by the ruling of the High Court and the Ministry of Culture reported the following day, February 8, that bullfighting would include both the bonus which was granted in 2022 and which is in force as in 2023, which is not yet possible to request.
In fact, that same day Minister Miquel Iceta reported that the Supreme Court ruling would be published in the Official State Gazette (BOE) and after that bullfighting could be incorporated into the bonus.
The publication process
The Official State Gazette includes today the ruling of February 2 of the high court that annulled the exclusion of the bulls from the catalog of the Youth Cultural Bonus, thus estimating the appeal presented by the Fundación Toro de Lidia.
The Cultural Bonus is an initiative promoted by Culture that allows young people who turn 18 to access a bonus worth 400 euros for spending on cultural products.
The Ministry of Culture assured after the sentence that it would include bullfighting in the Youth Cultural Bonus, both in the one that is now in force granted in 2022, and in the call that is being worked on for 2023.
According to Culture sources, the bases to enjoy the Cultural Bonus are those in force. Once the bullfighting companies have joined, the beneficiaries will be able to use their voucher in them, within the live arts section.