Calviño avoids talking about percentages to protect Catalan in audiovisual law

  • The vice president dodges questions about the figure just 24 hours after ERC assured that it has reached a pact to set a percentage

Barely 24 hours had passed and the Government began to whistle. The First Vice President and Minister of Economy, Nadia, arrived Calvin, at the G-20 summit in Rome and the journalists asked him to specify the pact closed with ERC in exchange for no veto Budgets for 2022. Gabriel Rufián, the spokesman in Congress, announced on Friday that its formation has agreed with the Executive to force digital platforms, such as Netflix O HBO, to fulfill a content production quota in the co-official languages. This mandate will be included in the new general audiovisual communication law, which has not yet reached the Council of Ministers. “If this law is approved, it will be with ERC’s ‘ok’ (…) There will be a quota and we will negotiate it,” said Rufián. However, this Saturday Calviño, on whose ministry the law depends, refused to confirm that the Executive has agreed to set a percentage.

The vice president limited herself to saying that the Government wishes to fulfill a double objective: “Boost the audiovisual industry present in Spain and protect the wealth that derives from the co-official languages ​​”. And for this” we will work on the various instruments to see how that double objective can be articulated in the best possible way, “he added, avoiding giving an explicit answer as to whether it will meet the production” quotas “that ERC has demanded.

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On Friday, Rufián explained that the negotiation not to present an amendment to the entire budget depended on reaching that compromise on the audiovisual law. And he recognized that Calviño had not been the interlocutor. “He has not been in this negotiation, something that can be good, average or bad “, detailed. Sources from the parliamentary group later pointed out that the talks, on the same Friday morning, were led by the Minister of the Presidency, Félix Bolaños.

This debate with ERC comes at a time when the Government has made a bet to turn Spain into “the Hollywood of Europe”, as Pedro Sánchez said in his visit to Los Angeles in July, and while Junts maintains the pressure on the Republicans, to those who blame that their pacts only give “headlines” and nothing concrete.

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