The spokeswoman and Executive Director for the Presidency of the Catalan Government, Meritxell Budó, has defined the announcement of the Spanish Government of not prorogating the state of alarm after the 9th of May as “premature, as we don’t know how the situation will be then”. She has expressed this during the press conference after the weekly meeting of the Executive Direction, where she has added “this decision should be taken depending on how the epidemiologic data will be and its evolution” and she has requested “not to use the pandemics with electoral means”. Budó has also regretted that during all this time that Spain has been under the state of alarm “the necessary legal mechanisms have not been taken to face the management of the pandemics in a decentralized way giving competencies to each region to avoid having to apply a state of alarm”.
Impulse to the Mobile World Congress 2021
During this morning meeting, the Catalan Government has closed its engagement with the Mobile World Congress (MWC) with a contribution of €5 millions to the Barcelona Mobile World Capital Foundation to celebrate the MWC 2021, which will be held this year again in Barcelona from the 28th of June to the 1st of July. In this year’s edition, the executive director has specified that the Government of Catalonia will participate with a new location and “a new pavilion to host sixty technologic companies and centers, as well as a demonstration area for innovative digital projects” within the digital strategy framework of the Government of Catalonia. The Mobile World Congress has been based in Barcelona since 2006 and has prorogated its engagement with the Catalan capital until 2024. It’s the most important technological and business event in the world. It generates an impact of almost €500 millions in the economy and tens of thousands of jobs apart from putting Catalonia at the vanguard of advanced digital technologies.