The Minister for the Presidency, Justice and the Interior, Enrique López, explained in a letter to the PSOE spokesman in the Assembly, Juan Lobato, that the Community of Madrid is going to comply with the central government's royal energy saving decree within the framework of its competences while the norm is in force "once it is appealed" by Madrid and despite the "negative repercussions" that it believes it will have.
Lobato sent a letter on Monday addressed to the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, in which she formally requested an "urgent" meeting to analyze the content of the regional government's "alleged plan" to contribute to the goal of saving the 7 % of the energy requested by the European Union after the Sectoral Conference on Energy, Industry and Commerce to analyze the central government's energy saving plan.
The socialist spokesman asked the regional president to hold a meeting between the two "this week" to find out the outcome of the meeting with the ministries and to find out if there is any plan in Madrid to adapt to this European plan.
Through a letter to which Efe has had access, López summons Lobato to see him personally "in the parliamentary sphere" at the beginning of the session with the celebration of the Political Orientation Debate or in the framework of the meetings "that in an ordinary, periodic and habitual way celebrates the President”.
In his text, the Minister of the Presidency of Madrid insists that the measures adopted by the Government of Spain for energy reduction were taken "with a high degree of improvisation" and as part of a plan "not previously discussed, which derived from an impromptu meeting with the Autonomous Communities, held after several rectifications, all quickly and running”.
In this sense, López adds that Sánchez's plan responds to "a set of poorly thought-out measures, many of them with negative repercussions for citizens and for many businessmen, in a framework of exceptionality, legal insecurity, poor regulatory quality, and what which is worse, probable unconstitutionality, which we are about to denounce from the Community of Madrid”.
Despite the rejection of these measures by the regional government, and appealing them to the Constitutional Court, López has clarified that "in line with regulatory compliance and defense of the rule of law" they will comply, "within the jurisdictional framework of our obligations and powers, everything that corresponds to comply with the Community, while the rule is in force, pending its validation or repeal by the Congress of Deputies, as well as its ratification by the Constitutional Court, once it is appealed As is our intention."
López has insisted that the “plan with respect to the plan” of the Community of Madrid to which Lobato refers “is to fulfill our obligations within our competences and powers, with the maximum public transparency, both from the social and parliamentary point of view. ”, has settled.