Dublin, (EFE) of “ridiculous”.
That is the analysis made by Moncloa sources during the trip to Ireland by the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, on the occasion of his tour of several countries prior to assuming the European presidency of the EU on July 1.
The construction company’s decision is being analyzed by the Executive, which recognizes that it is evident that it cannot be stopped immediately and for which it holds the Del Pino family directly responsible for paying less taxes.
In Moncloa there is the conviction that it will not cause any knock-on effect and that other large Spanish companies are not going to follow the same path because they use the simile that companies are not like gazelles, which add to one’s career all the others.
Podemos accuses Ferrovial of being “unpatriotic” and the employer asks to respect its decision
The Minister for Social Rights and the 2030 Agenda, Ione Belarra, accused Ferrovial this Thursday of being “unpatriotic” by moving its headquarters to the Netherlands, after “taking advantage of public aid” and then “going to a tax haven ”.
In statements to journalists when asked by Ferrovial, the minister stated that “there is nothing more unpatriotic” than “taking advantage of public aid that is paid for with the taxes of all citizens” and, “when things are going well for you , go to a tax haven to avoid paying taxes.
Faced with this situation, Belarra has stated that they will present an initiative in the Congress of Deputies to “avoid the relocation of companies” that “have received public aid” and that, if they “finally leave”, they have to “return each of those euros that the Spanish have put in to keep them afloat”.
CEOE stresses that “it is not going to a tax haven”
For his part, the president of the CEOE, Antonio Garamendi, has asked to respect Ferrovial’s decision to move its headquarters to the Netherlands and has stressed that the Spanish construction company remains “within the European Union and is not going to a tax haven ”.
Speaking to journalists before participating in a round table at the Forinvest conference, which takes place this Thursday at Casa Mediterráneo in Alicante, Garamendi pointed out that this is the decision of a private company that has “90 percent of its business outside of Spain” and that “wants to win over investors in the American stock market, where it is currently expanding: in the United States and Canada”.
According to Garamendi, 90 percent of Ferrovial’s investors are foreigners, despite which the company generates more than 5,500 jobs in Spain and pays 280 million euros in taxes in the country.
“I ask for respect”, stressed the president of the employers’ association before warning that “it is important not to demonize Spanish companies, and businessmen and women in this country because they generate wealth”, despite which “many times a anti-business climate that I think is truly disastrous for the country”.
Aznar reproaches Ferrovial for being accused of being unpatriotic: It is not intelligent
Former Prime Minister José María Aznar has criticized the Executive’s criticism of Ferrovial for the decision to move its headquarters to the Netherlands and has stressed that “it is not the most intelligent response to say that they are unpatriotic”.
Aznar has starred this Thursday in the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid in a colloquium together with the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, in a forum of the Atlantic Institute of Government, which he chairs.
The former President of the Government has described Ferrovial’s march as “bad news” and has defended the need for medium-term plans to recover the investment and wealth that have been lost, in what in his opinion Ayuso’s policies in Madrid they are “reference”.
Calviño says he will analyze the “implications and details” of Ferrovial’s march
The First Vice President and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, has assured that the Government will analyze all the “implications and details” of the reasons that Ferrovial alleges for moving its headquarters to the Netherlands.
This was expressed by Calviño in an interview on Onda Cero this Thursday, where he also criticized that a company “that owes so much to Spain” has made a decision that shows “little commitment” to the country.
Although the vice president has insisted on the “wrong” nature of the decision and that Ferrovial must give the reasons, she has indicated that the Government will specifically “analyze” the argument that, with the transfer, the company will also be able to list in the United States United, something that it cannot do with its headquarters in Spain.
Díaz asks Ferrovial to maintain employment and investments in Spain
The Second Vice President of the Government and Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, has asked Ferrovial this Thursday to maintain investments and employment in Spain, some 5,000 positions, and has insisted that the Government must act by legislating decisions such as these transfers of headquarters .
In statements on Cadena Ser, Díaz has reiterated his rejection of a decision that he considers “disastrous” and has asked the company to reconsider the transfer of its headquarters from Spain to the Netherlands.
“The Government has to act”, added the vice president, who recalled that the ERTE legislation included measures such as that companies that did not have their domicile in Spain could receive aid.
Montero: There is no generalized situation of transfers of companies abroad
The Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero, has assured that “there is not a general situation” of transfers of companies out of Spain after Ferrovial’s decision to go to the Netherlands and has affirmed that “businessmen in Spain always behave patriotic”, except in particular cases.
Speaking to journalists before participating in a CCOO event in Seville, together with the union’s general secretary, Unai Sordo, the minister once again regretted Ferrovial’s decision to move to the Netherlands and asked him to reconsider. and that the volume of investment and employment in Spain is maintained.
He has considered “bad news” that after what Spanish society has contributed to the growth and profits of this company -Ferrrovial- it has this behavior” of moving outside of Spain, although it has stressed that it is not a general situation.
Escrivá, on the departure of Ferrovial: “What a bad adviser is greed”
The Minister for Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, José Luis Escrivá, has considered that the announcement of the transfer of Ferrovial’s headquarters to the Netherlands has been motivated by the “greed” of the company.
“What a bad advisor greed is sometimes”, Escrivá responded when asked about this matter in an interview on TVE, while adding that Ferrovial’s decision has a “short-term motivation”.
The minister recalled that before the financial crisis, many entities “took a lot of risk out of greed, for having bigger bonuses, bigger benefits, and that was short-termism, because it led them to negative results.”