Updated:04/10/2020 18: 54h
The government is interested in “accurately” check the “difficulties” of the cultural sector to access the set of general measures made available to the entire productive fabric to alleviate the economic crisis unleashed by the Covid-19 pandemic and, for this reason, the Minister of Culture, José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes, He will call a meeting with the industry which will also be attended by the Minister of Finance and government spokesperson, María Jesús Montero.
This was explained by Montero herself this Friday during the press conference after the Council of Ministers in which she specified that it is a question of corroborating whether that line of aid «It allows to alleviate the situation of decreased activity where they are “and, in any case, an” opportunity to exchange opinions “that helps to better serve that” specificity and peculiarities “of the industry and, thus, be” finer by making many of the general measures that seem not to be completely adapted to its format.
Montero advocated “putting the microscope” to verify if in the idiosyncrasy of this sector there is “some singularity that does not allow taking advantage of global instruments that the Government has started ». “Once we hold the meeting, we will have the ability to analyze all this detail and act accordingly,” he resolved.
The spokesperson for the Executive and Finance Minister judged “Tremendously important for the advancement of rights and freedoms” a sector that for the Government is “essential” for the “consolidation” of democracy, since, according to Montero, this “is not understood without culture”. Therefore, he called for work so that “immediately after the stage of confinement passes, we are able to reactivate all that universe that is essential for us to have a socially advanced country in terms of rights and freedoms and the best or most advanced of the world”.
According to a press release from the Ministry of Culture, Uribes and Montero will prepare this meeting beforehand with the third vice president and minister for Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño.
For his part, Uribes also showed «Your satisfaction» for holding these meetings with the heads of the Treasury and the economic vice-presidency “who undoubtedly reinforce the work and continue what was done in the meetings of these weeks with the cultural sector after the declaration of the state of alarm”.