Brussels, Nov. 17 (EFE).- The President of Navarre, María Chivite, asked this Thursday for new European funds to be able to create jobs adapted to the energy transition that the automotive sector is carrying out.
“This transformation, which is necessary, which we are convinced must happen, we must do it well so that this transformation is fair, inclusive and can generate new opportunities,” Chivite told a press conference. in Leipzig (Germany). he took part in a meeting of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR).
The President of Navarre recalled that the budget of the European Union until 2027 already considers “the investment needs to meet these challenges of sustainable mobility in transport and the automotive sector, but our reflection must consider the possibility of specifically address funding mechanisms that address this specific challenge.
Chivite acknowledged that in this transition “there will be jobs that will disappear”, but there will be new ones, such as the assembly of batteries for electric vehicles, and assured: “Our objective as a community must be to guarantee 100% jobs. “
In addition, he opted for Navarre “to be a showcase in this transformation that must be made towards the electric vehicle” and in this sense he pointed out that Volkswagen has opted for the electrification of the plant which it has at its disposal Pamplona.
“We have a future as automakers, in this case it will be electric vehicles and so we also have job guarantees for the future,” Chivite said.
The President of Navarre took part today in the first meeting of the Alliance of Automotive Regions, which 29 regions of the European Union created last June to join forces in the energy transition of the sector, which Brussels promotes with goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2050.
The Alliance’s second meeting will be held in Navarre next year, which Chivite says is “a real responsibility”.