He defends the agreement between PSC and Junts to govern in the Provincial Council: “It was a successful pact”
BARCELONA, 7 (EUROPE PRESS)
The mayor of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona) and president of the Barcelona Provincial Council, Núria Marín, stated this Thursday that she is “convinced” that she will not go to trial in the case of alleged misappropriation at the Consell Esportiu de L’Hospitalet and that she will be able to repeat as a candidate in the next municipal elections.
“This oral trial will not take place, I am convinced. That is why I am convinced that I will be the candidate. I will present myself, I am very clear about it,” Marín defended at an informative breakfast at the Hotel Palace in Barcelona.
The mayor has assured that she is calm and has recalled that she has requested the file of the case and that she has been at the disposal of justice from the first moment: “The time of justice is slower than I would like. I trust fully that this will be resolved.
Regarding the preparation of the municipal elections of 2023, he has maintained that currently the main concern is to continue governing and manage and promote the projects he has underway in the city: “We will talk about the next municipal ones. It is still early”.
Asked if she sees the PSC-Junts pact that governs in the Provincial Council as extrapolable to the Generalitat, she recalled that it was a pact that cost a lot and that generated a lot of media interest, but she has defended it as a “successful pact” because, according to her , it works and they work for what unites them, leaving aside what separates them.
In that sense, he believes that it is a formula that if applied by other administrations, they would do better: “Why not?”.
Likewise, he recalled at the breakfast organized by the Forum Europe-Tribuna Catalunya that the Provincial Council has ensured that “no strategic project is lost” during the pandemic and that extraordinary resources can be used, for which he thanked the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, his effort to obtain them.
JJ.OO. AND LANGUAGE IMMERSION
He has also expressed his support for the candidacy of Catalonia and Aragon for the 2030 Winter Olympics, which he sees as an opportunity for the Pyrenees, but has said that L’Hospitalet will not offer facilities: “I think there are facilities that are super prepared to offer.”
Regarding linguistic immersion in Catalonia, he expressed the opinion that the law has been useful and that it must be respected, and he defended that the students of L’Hospitalet can learn Catalan at school to guarantee equal opportunities, although he regretted that “politicized” the language, which he has described as a blunder.
TRANSFORMATION OF L’HOSPITALET
Marín reviewed the projects that L’Hospitalet has underway to reactivate the economy, such as the Biopol Gran Via master plan to promote the Bellvitge biomedical cluster (with which it plans to create 8,000 new jobs), the burying of 6 kilometers of tracks of the Vilanova and Vilafranca lines as they pass through the city, and the transfer of the Collblanc power plant, among others.
“We will transform more than a million square meters to allocate them to public space, to green areas and to attract economy and generate employment”, assured the mayor, who sees this action as a successful transformation aimed at offering solutions.
The informative breakfast was also attended by the former president of the Generalitat, José Montilla; the first secretary of the PSC, Salvador Illa, and the first deputy mayor of Barcelona, Jaume Collboni, among others.