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Pedro Sánchez announces new aid for those affected by the La Palma volcano

BayRadio | December 16, 2021

The Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, announced on his arrival at the European Council meeting in Brussels the approval of a new package of measures for La Palma.

The chief executive has also appealed to prudence after the absence of activity of the La Palma volcano in recent days.

Among the measures announced by President Pedro Sánchez is to double the housing aid, so that the limit will be increased from 30,000 to 60,000 euros, more direct aid to various sectors and exempting fishermen from social security contributions.

In addition, he has assured that the Government will continue to be with the neighbours of the island and this will be demonstrated by this new package of measures to relaunch the economy of the Canary Island, to extend the existing aid and to allow it to arrive as soon as possible.

They will be additional aid to the compensation now being paid to those affected by insurance and to those being provided by other administrations.

In addition, EUR 17.5 million will be approved for aid to small and medium-sized enterprises and for the relaunch of the tourism sector.

Another aid announced by the Prime Minister is that fishermen will not have to pay social security contributions until they can fish and that the deferral of payment of debts will be extended until 2 May 2022.

In addition, direct aid to farmers, livestock farmers and the promotion of agricultural products will be increased by EUR 12 million to EUR 30 million.

Written by BayRadio