Iglesias, Rodríguez Zapatero and García-Margallo.
Eduardo González. 07/06/2016
The candidate of Unidos Podemos for the Presidency of the Government, Pablo Iglesias, admitted yesterday that the international diplomatic path can be the most appropriate way to “slacken” the serious crisis that Venezuela is facing at the moment, as long as, he warned, this issue does not turn into another argument for the current Spanish election campaign.
“This country is going through a serious institutional confrontation and the first element to slacken it is a foreign policy that acts through diplomatic regulations”, declared Iglesias in the course of a breakfast briefing of Europe Forum, organized by New Economy Forum at the Ritz Hotel of Madrid.
In this sense, Pablo Iglesias described as “very sensible” the strategy of the Foreign Minister, José Manuel García-Margallo, consisting of “pouring oil on troubled waters in Venezuela in the interest of Spanish companies” and congratulated the former president of the Government José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero for his current work mediating in the South American country.
According to the leader of Podemos, the Spanish political parties should avoid the temptation of “going far away to other countries, such as Venezuela, to look for another frameworks for their election campaign”, since, “in the Spanish election campaign, it is time to talk about Spain”.
Hours after Iglesias pronounced these words, Margallo declared to the media that Spain considers to be “inexcusable” the fact that the Venezuelan opposition and the Government start a process of dialogue “that allows the reconciliation and to take the country out of the current situation”. Besides, the minister praised the “extremely elegant stance” of Zapatero in Venezuela. “Every time some progress is made, he calls to inform us about it”, he affirmed.
He affirms that Greece “is a protectorate” and that Spain, “the fourth economy of the Eurozone”, has more margin
During the same event at the Europe Forum, Iglesias declared that his party is aware of the “limits” that any Spanish government would face when making decisions in the current context in which the EU “States are losing sovereignty”.
Nevertheless, he warned that “nobody” should be glad “that a country of the European Union, Greece, is a protectorate at the moment that cannot be financed in international markets and that has to implement measures dictated from outside”. “Luckily, Spain is the fourth economy of the Eurozone” and margins to do politics “are different”, he pointed out.