Empresaris de Catalunya supports the Mobile World Congress and requests regional Catalan secessionist politicians to commit to political stability in order to keep the trade show in Barcelona
Empresaris de Catalunya, an organization that brings together more than 500 business owners and executives in favor of political stability in Catalonia and their membership in Spain, calls on the secessionist politicians to reinstate Catalonia’s respect for the Rule of Law and political stability.
On the eve of the important annual fair of the Mobile World Congress is the best time for separatist politicians to abandon policies and actions that generate instability and show their commitment to the Constitution, coexistence and the rule of law. Otherwise, more companies (3300 already have fled the region) will continue to leave Catalonia, investment will continue to decline and market confidence in Catalonia and therefore in Barcelona will continue to be seriously damaged.
After the failed election of Barcelona as the host city of the European Medicines Agency, the city of Barcelona cannot put in danger now the continuity of one of the most important trade shows in the world. The organizing company of the Mobile World Congress, GSMA, has already expressed its doubts about the continuity of Barcelona due to the political tension that reigns in the region produced by irresponsible regional politicians, whose actions are already causing serious damage to the Catalan society and its economy.
At Empresaris de Catalunya we believe that the strong internal market within Spain has not only provided wealth, employment and investment in Catalonia but it is and will be our best plan for the future in a strong and modern Spain in a better Europe.
We, therefore, request secessionist politicians to stop damaging our economy, employment and productivity by abandoning all illegal course of action. Any political action based on separatism, selfishness and exclusion is highly prejudicial to a modern and inclusive economy like the Catalan one.
Mr. Carlos Rivadulla, vice president and spokesperson of Empresaris de Catalunya has stated;”we want to thank the GSMA for continuing to trust Barcelona as the host city of the congress. Barcelona, Catalonia and all of Spain are world leaders in congress and event tourism, and it is, and will be the best option to host the GSMA thanks to a very competitive and modern hotel, restaurants and services sector. Now we can only hope that the irresponsible regional politicians will come to their senses for the betterment of our society”
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