MADRID, 5 Ago. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, has ruled out this Friday that the energy saving plan approved by the Government, which includes the shutdown of public buildings and shop windows, will cause an increase in insecurity in the streets and has insisted that these are necessary measures that are the result of an agreement with the European Commission.
"It's a debate that doesn't make any sense in terms of security," Marlaska said in an interview on TVE collected by Europa Press. In her opinion, "who is responsible for guaranteeing adequate lighting, security conditions, is public institutions and not private entities, businesses."
In this sense, he stressed that it is the public institutions, and the Ministry of the Interior in its field, who are responsible for "providing the necessary security to society as a whole", as well as offering "public services that can guarantee the adequate development of the life of the Spaniards".
In any case, and given the discrepancy of some autonomous communities to adopt this first package of measures, the minister regretted that reality and the energy situation are ignored. "It seems to me that we are too focused on 'to all the no'", he has assured.
Marlaska has also recalled that this rule has been issued as a result of a prior agreement of the European Commission itself a week before "due to the immediate need to proceed to an energy saving of 15 percent". "We can't ignore that," she remarked.
"It is a necessary norm of automatic dictation and it is a reasonable norm", he has insisted, at the same time that he has assured that the well-being of society will not be affected "in any way" nor will the productive processes necessary for development economic.