The First Vice-President and Minister of Economic Affairs, Nadia Calviño, reiterated the Government’s rejection of the transfer of the headquarters of Ferrovial (BME:FER) to the Netherlands, which in his opinion “has nothing to do with any action or omission on the part of the Executive”, since “Spanish companies are doing very well with this Government”.
In an interview published in La Vanguardia this Sunday, Calviño has assured that the information that the Government has and the technical analyzes raise “many doubts” about the arguments that have been given to justify this decision, which he has described as “erroneous”.
Calviño believes that if an emblematic company, which has become a large multinational thanks to the support of all the governments that have been in Spain, “alleges arguments that do not hold” to move its headquarters outside its borders, “it shows very little commitment” with its country.
According to Calviño, the decision “has nothing to do with the Spanish Government or with any action or omission on the part of the Executive”, while ensuring that Spain is a country with “very high legal security”, which attracts important international investments.
He recalled that since the current coalition came to government, Ferrovial has managed to win public works tenders for more than 1,000 million euros.
The vice president has assured that in Spain there are “very good entrepreneurs” and that the Government has shown that “it is committed to them”, since it has made a “coherent, responsible and balanced” economic policy. “Spanish companies are doing very well with this Government,” he said.
During the interview, he also referred to other issues and said that the second part of the year we will be at much lower inflation levels and that the reduction of VAT on basic foodstuffs has been an “effective” measure.
Calviño considers it “incomprehensible” that ERC has presented an amendment to the totality, together with Vox, to the bill on the Financial Client Defense Authority, because it is something “very demanded and urgent”.
The Minister of Economic Affairs also considers that it is necessary to “take full advantage of female talent, for reasons of social policy and economic efficiency”, so she welcomes the announcement made yesterday by Pedro Sánchez to prepare a law so that listed companies and entities of public interest have 40% of women in their direction.
Calviño has reiterated that the Executive is a “feminist government” and that the Law of only yes is “positive and necessary”, but that, if an error is detected, “it must be resolved as soon as possible”.