Raquel Sánchez is open to Spain also extending the reduction in gasoline

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The Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez, has commented on the reduction in the price of fuel in France subsidized with public money that the Government “is always open to rethinking” the measures of savings and “does not rule out” expanding or extending them.

Raquel Sánchez explained this Thursday in an interview on La Sexta that the Government “continues to analyze the impact” of the measure in force in Spain on fuel, which discounts the subsidized part by 20 cents, and has added that “it may be a measure to enlarge”.

The reduction in the price of fuel in France subsidized with public money increases from this Thursday and, for two months, from 18 to 30 cents per liter, to which an additional 20 cents are added at TotalEnergies gas stations.

In relation to the first day of implementation of reduced-price transport passes and specifically the free passes for Cercanías and Rodalíes, the owner of the Transport portfolio has described the day as “a success”.

It has encrypted more than 500,000 users already registered on the Renfe website to request this free pass and more than 420,000 those who already physically have the ticket or its QR code.

“Success validates the measure adopted,” the minister proclaimed.

With regard to the announcement made by the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, regarding the reduction of VAT on gas from 21% to 5% starting in October, the Minister of Transport has been convinced that “it is a measure that will function”.

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Once again in relation to her department, Raquel Sánchez has announced that they have already started executing on the roads the change from current lighting to LED technology, with lower energy consumption.

He has described it as a “lighting modernization plan” for the highways and has qualified: “Not only is it necessary, and now urgent, but we are also convinced that we have to better prepare the infrastructures for the new challenges, with the added boost from European funds”.

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