The Council approved yesteday, Friday, the decree-law repealing Law 7/2022, of December 16, of the Generalitat, on fiscal measures to promote sustainable tourism, which created the Valencian tax on tourist stays, or tax tourism, prior to its entry into force. This was announced at the press conference following the meeting of the Valencian Government by the councilor and spokeswoman for the Generalitat, Ruth Merino.
"This measure - Merino declared - was on the road map from the beginning: not implementing the tourist tax, which would have come into force on December 19. With this decree-law, which will be validated in the Courts soon, the entry into force of the tax is suppressed, as was the request of the sector, and from the Government of the Generalitat we were very clear that this was how it had to be".
In this sense, the approved legal text aims to avoid the harm of its entry into operation, avoid possible unwanted legal effects and prevent the outstanding economic and social impact caused by the geopolitical situation.
On the other hand, according to the spokeswoman, the Council has approved an increase of more than 7 million, to exceed 50 million euros, "due to the good reception they have had" of the aid included in the item intended to promote the hiring of people with functional diversity and disabilities in special employment centers and ordinary companies.
More specifically, with the additional 7,471,400 euros approved, the total amount of these subsidies goes from the initial 42,540,000 euros to 50,011,400 euros, "intended to finance the indirect costs corresponding to the auditor's report to justify the salary aid", detailed Merino.
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Likewise, Ruth Merino has pointed out that the Council has been informed by the Ministry of Environment, Water, Infrastructure and Territory of the initiation of the procedure for the preparation of the draft law of the Generalitat on the protection and management of the Valencian coast .
In this sense, the Minister of Environment, Salomé Pradas, who appeared together with the spokeswoman, explained that the Statute of Autonomy of the Valencian Community establishes in article 49.9 the exclusive competence of the Generalitat for the planning of the territory and the coast, town planning and housing. Likewise, he pointed out that the Generalitat is also responsible for the development and implementation of European Union legislation in the Valencian Community, in those matters that fall within its competence.
In the health field, the regional executive has authorized the signing of a collaboration agreement between the Ministry of Health and the foundation of the Valencian Community for the strategic promotion, development and urban innovation Las Naves, with the aim of promoting the design and implementation of innovative health promotion projects.
Thus, a pilot project will be developed, in three schools in three municipalities of the Valencian Community, focused on the prevention of childhood overweight and obesity through the Esc@lasalut app, the objective of which is to facilitate the development of 'healthy habits in schools, in students between 8 and 12 years old and in their families.
On the other hand, the Council has authorized three agreements between the Second Vice Presidency and the Ministry of Social Services, Equality and Housing and the University of Valencia-General Studies (UV), the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and the Miguel Hernández University Elx (UMH) to promote research in social services in the Valencian Community. Thus, the Generalitat will finance these research projects with a total amount of 150,000 euros, 50,000 for each of the three universities.
The purpose of these contributions is to support the work of university research through the laboratories of the University of Valencia-Estudi General, the Miguel Hernández University of Elche and the Polytechnic University of Valencia, where they are developed, analyzed and the diagnosis and intervention models of primary care Social Services are evaluated, as well as the organisational models that accompany them.