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The Catalan employer Foment del Treball landed this Tuesday in Madrid and inaugurated an workplace of its Sociedad Barcelonesa de Estudios Económicos y Sociales (Sbees), the Barcelona research service of the Catalan enterprise group. The president of Foment, Josep Sánchez-Llibre has been in command of presenting the longer term exercise of this assume tank of the employers' affiliation, which can intention to “lead the Spanish economy from Catalonia”, as acknowledged.

Sánchez-Llibre has defined that the opening of a headquarters of the society —the identify by which this analysis service is understood in Development— goals to “enrich the Spanish economic debate, which is very empty on some issues.” And he has talked about some fields that this can handle assume tank similar to taxation, financing of the productive cloth, the self-employed and micro-businesses, younger individuals, entry to housing or job alternatives. Regarding the second chosen to carry this inauguration, with an eminent presence of the Catalan events within the Madrid political scene, Sánchez-Llibre defined that the choice to open this headquarters was made final spring, even earlier than the municipal elections, and that for numerous causes has been delayed.

The inauguration of this headquarters has additionally served to indicate that Foment, not less than apparently, has buried the hatchet, after years of rivalries primarily with the president of CEOE, Antonio Garamendi, with whom Sánchez-Llibre's entourage got here to dispute the chair of Diego de León, 50 (Madrid headquarters of the employers' affiliation) with the candidacy of the vp of the Catalan employers' affiliation Virginia Guinda. In reality, Sánchez-Llibre has insisted lots throughout his presentation that this touchdown goals to “complete the great work of lobby that CEOE and Cepyme already do” and that Foment doesn’t intend to exchange with this entity. Furthermore, they’ve reiterated on a number of events that they are going to act “under the umbrella of CEOE” and “with the absolute complicity” of its president, Antonio Garamendi, in addition to that of the president of Cepyme, Gerardo Cuerva, and that of the Madrid employers' affiliation ( Ceim), Miguel Garrido, whom he has additionally cited.

Flight of corporations

Furthermore, the president of Foment has additionally made it clear that among the many aims of this new Catalan employers' headquarters is to not maneuver in order that the businesses that left Catalonia as a result of disaster of the course of return to their headquarters. These corporations will return when in Catalonia “there is political and economic normality and the conflict between the Generalitat and the central government is resolved.” And he has criticized that this return will happen when the businesses themselves “see it appropriate” however at all times “without sanctions or bonuses”, thus rejecting the current Junts proposal that advocated fining corporations that moved their headquarters outdoors of Catalonia.

The delegate in Madrid of Sbees might be Paco Hiraldo, a lawyer with knowledgeable profession in a number of media shops (La Razón, Televisa, Agencia EFE or Radio España). While his Advisory Council contains, amongst others, the previous president of the Community of Madrid, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón; the professor of Labor Law and former director of Labor Relations of CEOE, Jordi García Viña; the previous director of the Government Presidency Cabinet between 2018 and 2021, Iván Redondo; or the journalist Sonsoles Ónega.

The first occasion is that this Tuesday, as defined by the director of Sbees, Fèlix Riera, who has detailed that it’s a convention titled The metropolis of the twenty first century and might be attended by the mayors of Madrid and Barcelona, ​​José Luis Martínez Almeida and Jaume Collboni, respectively; and the mayor of Valencia, María José Catalá.

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