Regional update on the starting of Exit strategy planning, Committee has been formed and all party discussions taking place but no timeline yet.

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The President of the Regional Government met with all the political parties represented in the Regional Assembly to explain the main lines of action planned and collect proposals.

The objective is to have the maximum social, business and political consensus to implement measures aimed at protecting families and stimulating employment and the economy so that no one is left behind.

Work has already begun with CROEM (Regional Confederation of Business Organizations of Murcia) to jointly advance the strategy and design the constitution of a committee of independent economic experts

The Regional Government prepares a Postcovid-19 Reactivation Strategy for the economic and social stimulus of the Region of Murcia whose priority is to protect individuals and families, as well as stimulate employment and the economy so that no one is left behind in the economic recovery.

President Fernando López Miras met today by teleconference with the spokesmen of all the political parties represented in the Regional Assembly, accompanied by the Vice-President and Regional Minister for Women, Equality, LGTBI, Families and Social Policy, Isabel Franco, and the committee in charge of the design of the Strategy, made up of the Regional Minister for the Presidency and the Treasury, Javier Celdrán, the Regional Minister for Enterprise, Industry and Spokesperson, Ana Martínez Vidal, and the Regional Minister for Employment, Research and Universities, Miguel Motas. During the meeting, he explained the main lines of action planned.

The main objective is to develop this strategy with the maximum social, business and political consensus, and for this reason the President requested the support and loyalty of all parliamentary groups to establish the necessary measures to protect society from the effects of the covid-19. He also showed the willingness of the Regional Government to listen and study all the proposals made from any quarter. In this sense, last week the committee in charge of designing the Strategy met with the Regional Confederation of Business Organizations of Murcia (CROEM) to jointly advance this strategy and to design the constitution of a committee of independent economic experts.

The Strategy will be structured in two phases, which, in turn, will consist of three cores each. The first phase has to do with the current health, social and economic emergency situation, which addresses all the necessary measures to save lives, protect the most vulnerable people, and take the most urgent measures in the area of liquidity and support for the business sector.

The second phase will begin once the health emergency is over and will focus on economic and social recovery. To do this, a battery of legislative, fiscal, tax, budgetary, investment, bureaucratic and financial streamlining measures will be launched to support companies and get them to create jobs again as soon as possible. Likewise, the operation of public services and the protection of the most vulnerable families and groups will be guaranteed.

Each of these two phases will deal with three fundamental cores: society, business and administration. In this way, all the actions aimed at protecting families, workers and the most vulnerable groups together. On the other hand, actions aimed at protecting economic activity as a greater guarantee of employment and welfare will also be included. And, finally, all measures will be planned to strengthen fundamental public services, streamline administration, improve public management and support the municipalities.

In order to carry out the Reactivation Strategy, an additional budgetary effort will be necessary, which will largely be assumed by the Regional Government, but which will also require the provision of extraordinary funding including funds from the State and the European Union.