The Spanish government is today adopting a shock plan to deal with the consequences of the war in Ukraine, and in this regard, the Secretary General of the PSE-EE, Eneko Andueza, has criticized Minister Arantxa Tapia for criticizing Pedro Sánchez when the Basque government has not yet announced any measures. Interviewed about the Euskadi Irratia program “Faktoria”, he stated that “it is often very easy to look at the other and criticize when one does not take the measures one should take”.
“We must act responsibly and logically with all the tools at our disposal,” he added. According to the general secretary of the PSE-EE, it is time for unity: “We must not abuse this situation to criticize and achieve political gain”.
When asked whether the measures taken by the Basque government are too late, he replied that criticism is easy if no measures have been taken.
Eneko Andueza, for his part, considered the round of contacts that the Lehendakari plans to hold with all political parties “very necessary”. Andueza has not specified when she will meet Urkullu, but it will be during next week.
Andueza has insisted that relations with Urkullu be “adequate” and “fair” and that discrepancies are resolved through dialogue.
As for the educational pact, Andueza has praised the work of the PSE-EE to “channel” the issue. He has assured that they have not seen their points of view in the conclusions of the chairman of the Education Committee and that they have been adopted after intervention. On the other hand, he denies that there has been any discussion by the PSE-EE about the central role of Basque. “We never wanted there to be an artificial debate about Basque, its political use, because that was detrimental to Basque,” he added.
He also referred to the Spanish government’s most recent decision on the Sahara. Andueza has emphasized that the Spanish government’s position has not changed: “Another thing is that some parties use that to generate political revenue”. “Morocco has always been our partner, it was convenient to lead the relations and that’s what happened,” he added.