“There are things that may be legal but are not decent.”
The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, stated this Friday from Washington that. “there are things that may be legal but are not decent”, when asked about the inclusion in the electoral lists of EH Bildu of up to 44 people convicted for their links with ETA.
Sanchez, who made no mention of this party, argued that “the only thing” that these people “can “contribute” to public life is. reparation” and “repentance for the pain they caused” when the terrorist group ETA was active.
The head of the Executive recalled in several moments that 12 years ago “the unity” of the democrats put an end to the activity of the terrorist organization and appealed to the “unity” to remember that ETA disappeared and to be on the side of the victims, but avoided any comment on the agreements reached by the PSOE with EH Bildu this legislature.
Sanchez made these statements from the White House lawns after meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden, of whom he stressed his democratic values.
A solution for Palomares
On the other hand, Sanchez and Biden have agreed that technical teams from the two countries will meet “as soon as possible” to work on a permanent solution for cleaning up plutonium-contaminated soil in Palomares (Almería).
Sanchez advanced that, in the final communiqué of the meeting, the advances that have been achieved in the Palomares issue will be reflected, and an agreement will be included so that the technical teams of both countries start working to solve this problem as soon as possible.
“On Palomares there has clearly been an advance and you will see it in the summary of the bilateral meeting, we have agreed to show our willingness to solve this problem and we have told the technical teams to meet as soon as possible to, once and for all, be able to to extract these contaminated soils and to be able to take them out of Spain.“, explained Sánchez
Tariffs on black olives
In addition, Sanchez said that he has found “receptivity” in Biden to find a solution to black table olive tariffs. maintained by the United States on this product from Spain.
“On black olives, I have found receptivity on the part of the Biden Administration. It must be remembered that this is an issue that is in the World Trade Organization and the World Trade Organization has been clear. I have found receptivity on the part of the Biden Administration to be able to resolve this issue,” said Sanchez.
The head of the Spanish government considered that the issue of black olives has been “an element of friction” in relations with the United States which he defined as “excellent”.