The MP of the People’s Party of Catalonia, Manu Reyes, has asked for Citizen Puigneró to appear in the Citizens’ Parliament to report on the agreement with the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce to promote the center Blockchain. As reported by the digital newspaper La Vanguardia.
The PPC MP added in the statement that the appearance of the Minister of Digital Policy and Public Administration, Jordi Puigneró, requested by the People’s Party, was approved in the relevant commission on October 27, 2020 “but has not yet celebrated” for which he asked the Minister not to delay his appearance in Parliament any longer and not to wait for Parliament to be dissolved.
Likewise, The People’s Party of Catalonia asked Puigneró to explain to the committee the government’s agreement with the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce to promote the blockchain center. based on computer processing of data with the technology of the same name. And he considered it “even more urgent” to justify this occurrence as soon as the person whom the minister had appointed to lead the center was known. Puigneró was the pilot of all these strategies, and in the discussions the fact emerges that the businessman David Madí knew of his appointment before his appointment as minister.
“Don’t hide, show your face and explain, in addition to the agreement to promote the blockchain center, the appointment of the businessman Salomó as head and the disastrous management of the aid to the Catalan self-employed”, Manu Reyes specified.
In addition to asking Jordi Puigneró to appear, the PPC asked Quirze Salomó to appear in Parliament to explain his roles and suitability as director of the center. On the question presented by Deputy Pol Gilbert, Salomó was asked to contact the Parliament’s Digital Policy Commission to “report on the objectives of the blockchain center under his leadership”.
“Now known, the person whom the Minister has blamed for the center, the businessman Quirze Salomó, it is even more urgent that this performance take place”, said the MP in the statement.
Nonconformity in the Generalitat
The establishment of this center is one of the cornerstones of the Generalitat’s strategy to promote cryptocurrencies, which has not only remained at the researcher level but has also been extended to the administrative area of the region.
According to Manu Reyes, Salomó is a businessman who, for his “catastrophic management “, This has raised a number of questions on the part of the People’s Party, such as what criteria were used to appoint him to the position. “What services were recognized upon his appointment? “ Likewise, the parliamentarian recalls that Salomó left behind a series of debts of 16 million euros and another 1.2 million pending payment by the Social Security and Tax Agency, for which he emphasizes: “It doesn’t seem like the best profile for a semi-public position like this.”
Therefore, in his opinion, as stated in the article, this appointment is “doubtful” and understands that “it is a matter of cronyism and not of professional competence”.
Likewise, other questions arising from the Popular Party of Catalonia about what budget the blockchain center is equipped to are a question that has not yet been answered by the ministry. The center is a unit halfway between the Generalitat and the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce. That is now in the hands of Joan Canadell, very close to Waterloo, who argued that the Consell de la República wanted Carles Puigdemont to have its own cryptocurrency.
Puigneró has been in office for two years. During this time, a guideline in favor of the Generalitat operating with cryptocurrencies was expanded. However, it is still expected that Spain will be able to legally restrict its use in the region.