State Secretary for EU claims in Castile La Mancha that rural depopulation must play a central role in debates on future of Europe
The State Secretary for the European Union, Juan González-Barba, made a working trip to Toledo to address, with institutions in Castile-La Mancha, current affairs at an EU level that affect the region. As well as measures to tackle the demographic challenge and rural depopulation, they also discussed such other important issues as the European health response to the pandemic, the current negotiations of the new Common Agricultural Policy, the Recovery Plan, the extension of European educational content in secondary education and the preparations for the Conference on the Future of Europe.

As well as meeting with the President of the Regional Government of Castile-La Mancha, Emiliano García-Page, and with the Regional Vice-President, José Luis Martínez Guijarro, the institutional visit by Juan González Barba included meetings with the Mayor of Toledo, Milagros Tolón, to hear municipal concerns at a European level and with the parliamentary spokespersons of the Regional Parliament of Castile-La Mancha, to listen to the positions of all the regional parliamentary groups on European affairs.

Juan González-Barba conveyed to his opposite numbers the special importance of the regional governments taking part in Spain’s different lines of action before the EU. Accordingly, the Government of Spain is working at an EU level in coordination with different regional governments to ensure that the demographic challenge is increasingly taken into account by EU institutions when designing policies in such areas as the regional funds and the State aid regimes, so that national and regional governments can more strongly support those regions that face specific obstacles in such areas as infrastructures, telecommunications and public services. The State secretary also argued that rural depopulation should be an important point on the agenda of the Conference on the Future of Europe.

The State secretary also highlighted that the EU Next Generation funds provide a great opportunity to modernise the economic model of Castile-La Mancha, stepping up the commitment to sustainability and digitalisation. In the case of Castile-La Mancha, he stressed the importance and underlined the good results of the close cooperation between Central Government and the regional governments in negotiating a new model of the CAP that will be applied over the period 2023-2027.



  • 11 Apr @SpainMFA * RT @AranchaGlezLaya: Best wishes from Spain to the government and people of Jordan on the celebration of your centennial 🇪🇸🤝 🇯🇴 @AymanHs…
  • 11 Apr @SpainMFA * RT @cristinagallach: Au revoir #Dakar. Des mémorables moments de la réunion avec la ministre ⁦@AissataOfficiel et le Vice-ministre @Moisarr…
  • 10 Apr @SpainMFA * #Spain participated in a @WorldBank event on conflict prevention in the #Sahel: “Towards a resilient Sahel: Working…
  • 10 Apr @SpainMFA * The Minister for Foreign Affairs @AranchaGlezLaya travels to #Kuwait and #Iraq from 10 to 13 April, continuing her…
  • 09 Apr @SpainMFA * 📽️Today in #Estonia @AranchaGlezLaya has met with FM @eliimets, PM @kajakallas, President @KerstiKaljulaid and…
  • 09 Apr @SpainMFA * PM @sanchezcastejon has visited #Senegal today to continue strengthening the solid relations between #Spain🇪🇸 and t…
  • 09 Apr @SpainMFA * RT @sanchezcastejon: On behalf of the Government of Spain, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II a…
  • 09 Apr @SpainMFA * .@AranchaGlezLaya inaugurates an exhibition dedicated to Spanish artist Ignacio #Zuloaga at the #Kadriorg Art Museu…
  • 09 Apr @SpainMFA * Président @sanchezcastejon: «Cette tournée représente la façon dont 🇪🇸 envisage l'#Afrique: un continent de grande…
  • 09 Apr @SpainMFA * Minister @AranchaGlezLaya finalizes her round of high-level contacts with a meeting with the President of #Estonia,…
  • 09 Apr @SpainMFA * During her visit to #Tallinn @AranchaGlezLaya has visited the facilities of the @e_estonia Briefing Center, an…
  • 09 Apr @SpainMFA * Minister @AranchaGlezLaya has held a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of #Estonia, @kajakallas. They have…
  • 09 Apr @SpainMFA * FM @AranchaGlezLaya has travelled to #Estonia, where she has met with her counterpart @eliimets. They have address…
  • 09 Apr @SpainMFA * On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of #Spain-#Latvia diplomatic relations, we lit up our…
  • 08 Apr @SpainMFA * President of the Government @sanchezcastejon expresses his commitment to #Spain's strategic partnership with…


  • Inscríbete en el Registro de Viajeros
  • Recomendaciones de Viaje
  • Fichas por país
  • Atlas Redes Sociales
  • Embajadas y Consulados
  • Sede Electrónica
  • Página de Participación Ciudadana
  • Página Portal de Transparencia
  • Sede Palacio de Santa Cruz
    Plaza de la Provincia, 1
    28012 MADRID
    Tel: +34 91 379 97 00
  • Sede Palacio de Viana
    Duque de Rivas, 1
    28071 MADRID
    Tel: +34 91 379 97 00
  • Sede Torres Ágora
    Serrano Galvache, 26
    28033 MADRID
    Tel: +34 91 379 97 00
  • Sede Pechuán
    C/ Pechuán, 1
    28002 MADRID
    Tel: +34 91 379 17 00
    Avda. Reyes Católicos, 4
    28040 MADRID
    Tel: +34 91 583 81 00 / 01
    Fax: +34 91 583 83 10 / 11
Gobierno de España
©Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación
Portal gestionado por la Dirección General de Comunicación, Diplomacia Pública y Redes
Premio Ciudadanía 2016
Premio Ciudadanía 2016