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The Government rejects the "arbitrary" closure of the Plaza de España and criticizes the "disloyalty" of the Seville City Council

SEVILLA, 26 Feb.

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The Government rejects the "arbitrary" closure of the Plaza de España and criticizes the "disloyalty" of the Seville City Council

SEVILLA, 26 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) -

The delegate of the central government in Andalusia, Pedro Fernández, stated this Monday that he does not share the "arbitrary" approach of the Seville City Council, governed by the popular José Luis Sanz, of closing the monumental complex of the Plaza de España, designed by the architect Aníbal González for the Ibero-American exhibition of 1929; and charge an entrance fee to tourists; accusing the local PP government of "disloyalty" because the State is the owner of the gallery and the building that surround said square and that also make up said enclave, but has no "official" communication of the proposal.

In statements released to the media, Pedro Fernández explained that so far, neither the Central Government Delegation in Andalusia nor the Government Subdelegation, both entities based precisely in the Plaza de España building, have communication " official" by the City Council regarding this "decision to close" this emblematic public space and tourist icon.

The City Council, owner of the space of the square included between the benches of the provinces and the balustrade, plans to propose to the State an agreement to completely close this monumental site and charge tourists an entrance fee from which those registered in Seville would be exempt. those born in the capital and in the province would be.

The box office income, according to the idea of ​​the local PP government, would be distributed with 75 percent to the municipal coffers and 25 percent to the State, owner of the gallery and the building, guaranteeing, according to the City Council, free access citizen to the state offices of the complex, which houses the headquarters of the Government Delegation in Andalusia, the Subdelegation, the Immigration Services, the Guadalquivir Hydrographic Confederation (CHG) or the Land Force Headquarters of the Army.

Pedro Fernández, in that sense, has warned that he does not share "the concept of closing a plaza" designed almost a hundred years ago as "an embrace of Ibero-America, an opening to the world." Furthermore, he has warned that this is an "arbitrary decision that cannot be carried out without the Government, owner of the building and the gallery, which has direct access to the square."

Thus, he has criticized this "absolute disloyalty" of the local government to the State, especially because such a measure "directly affects the citizens" who go to the state offices in the Plaza de España "to receive a public service."