Cecot asks to use the EU fund to carry out structural reforms

Barcelona, ​​Jul 22 (EFE) .- The employers’ association Cecot considers that it is necessary to take advantage of the EU fund to carry out structural reforms and “define” a different economic model, with a more industrialized economy linked to development and permanent innovation.

The president of Cecot, Antoni Abad, has said that, perhaps, now that there is a European body setting the agenda, “we will manage to decouple the reforms we need from the political cycles and can be implemented effectively.”

Cecot has also warned that it would be a “serious mistake” to pose European funds as a temporary shock plan because it would “mislead the population” again.

“We must be fair with the contribution and European commitment and prepare the country for new crises,” added Abad, who has positively valued the agreement reached by European leaders in relation to recovery funds and has congratulated the Government for the Outcome.

Among other things, Cecot prioritizes a profound reform in the public administration at all levels to gain efficiency and agility and is also committed to reducing the shadow economy to achieve a “fiscal equity” necessary to be able to have resources that revert socially.

The employer also believes that it is time for the social dialogue table to reach new consensus for a flexible labor framework, “which reduces unemployment and helps to reactivate youth employment”, in addition to closing a new pact on pensions to make the model viable.

The organization sees the conditions imposed by European countries to access the funds as the “reactivator” to definitively carry out the structural reforms demanded by the economic and social agents. EFE

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