Brussels, Jan 29 (EFECOM).- The president of Navarra, María Chivite, called this Monday in Brussels for greater involvement of the regions of the European Union within the co-governance proposed by the European Green Deal and for greater understanding on the part of the European institutions of the impact that the industrial transition has on the territories of the Union.
“It is important that in this exercise of co-governance, the regions have a lot to say because we experience the impact firsthand in our regions, and that impact has to be seen, understood and also understood by the European institutions,” Chivite told the media after the meeting he held this afternoon with the European Commissioner for Employment and Social Rights, Nicholas Schmit.
Chivite, who also chairs the Alliance of Automotive Regions, demanded from Schmit – the social democrats’ candidate for the presidency of the future European Commission – that in the next legislature, the community Executive has a commissioner who handles the issues in his portfolio. related to industrial transition.
Likewise, the Navarrese leader requested specific community financing for industrial transformation since, she recalled, the just transition fund was contemplated for the conversion of the coal industry and, therefore, “does not contemplate the specificities of the industrial industry and, in this case, the automotive industry.
The Alliance of Automotive Regions, created within the framework of the European Committee of the Regions, is made up of European regions that have a strong presence in the automotive industry, and seeks to achieve a “successful transition” of the automotive and automotive industries. European supply.
Chivite considered that Scmith should give a boost to this alliance and, above all, highlight “the importance of doing so in co-governance” and with attention to the demands that the various regions of Europe “have put on the table.”
On the other hand, Chivite celebrated the two-year postponement of the Euro 7 anti-pollution standard – scheduled to come into force in 2025 – because, in his opinion, it gives the industry more time to adapt and the workers to train in the new profiles. that the industry will require.
“It allows us to make this transition in a more orderly manner and with less impact on employment, because it is very good that we make transitions, but we have to do it hand in hand with the workers,” he stressed. EFECOM