PP and Citizens accuse the government of holding on to power and agree Budgets "with coup"

PP and Citizens accuse the government of holding on to power and agree Budgets

The president of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, has exposed this Wednesday before the plenary of the Congress of Deputies the position of the Executive on the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia , in the heat of international critics by the death of the critical Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi .

The appearance of Sanchez responded to a request made weeks ago by Podemos and ERC, after the government revoked its decision to stop a sale of 400 pumps to the Gulf regime; Khashoggi’s death has made criticism worse.

In addition, the Board of Spokesmen of the Congress decided to take advantage of this plenary session so that the president could also report on the European Council on 17 and 18, a Council focused on the negotiations of the Brexit and on the management of migratory flows.

After the appearance of the President of the Government, the control session took place.

The games come out in a thud against the candidacy of Manuel Valls

The games come out in a thud against the candidacy of Manuel Valls

Hours later that the former French minister Manuel Valls has announced that he ” wants to be the next mayor of Barcelona ” and to present the platform ‘ Barcelona, ​​European capital ‘ as the instrument to present himself to the municipal elections, the political parties with representation in the City Hall have reacted criticizing the candidacy of Valls.

The mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau , has stated that she already knew that the economic elites that they have faced since arriving at the City Council were looking for a candidate and that this is former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, with whom she will be happy to confront her model of city and talk about policies, he said.

In statements to the media, Colau has declared not to be surprised by the candidacy of Valls , since he knew that “they had touched the great interests of certain economic elites” and that they would not sit idly by.

“What would Mr. Valls do? Would he approve or not this 30% that is necessary to advance in the guarantee of the right to housing in the city ?” Asked Colau, who has launched a battery of questions about the position of Valls regarding several social measures.

The PDeCAT sees Valls as “losing bet”

The candidate of the PDeCAT to the Mayor of Barcelona, Neus Munté , has considered that the candidacy of former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is a “losing bet” , has said that he is a politician badly valued in France, and has predicted that he will not fit in Barcelona either .

Barcelona can not become an egos fight between Colau and Valls “, he assured at a press conference on Wednesday, and has accused Valls that his candidacy is moving for a personal project while the Catalan capital needs to recover the illusion and the push.

Munté has assured that the candidate does not fit with the model of the city of Barcelona: “As much as he tries to dissociate himself from Cs, Manuel Valls is and will be the candidate of Cs . He will be a candidate of a monarchical option and clearly of the right”.

The PSC sees in Valls a “marketing and deception operation”

The leader of the PSC in the City of Barcelona, Jaume Collboni , has held on Wednesday that the announcement by former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls that he will opt for the Mayor’s Office of Barcelona is “a marketing operation and a deception, because it hides the political support that has, that Albert Rivera, Cs and Faes . “

“That they want us to pass this operation as a transversal platform appealing to the progressive vote falls under its own weight”, because initiatives and positioning of Valls on immigration and social rights in France show that it is anything but progressive , Collboni said at the press.

The also socialist mayor has said that it is an attempt to launder a Cs operation, and has asserted that Valls’ candidacy is more related “to his personal need to relaunch his political career than the future of the city” .

ERC sees Valls without a clear ideology

The spokesman of ERC in the City of Barcelona , Jordi Coronas, has criticized the former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls “not part of a clear ideology or have a project for the city or know the city, ” and will be presented as a candidate for mayor when in France it is badly considered, according to him.

He assured at a press conference that, although Valls says that he will attend as an independent, ” everyone knows that Cs is behind , and in the end he ends up lining up with a party that does not make him sick to receive votes from the extreme right”, and he has predicted that no other democratic party with representation in the City Council will join.

Coronas believes that maybe they will do parties that can be located on the far right -has been quoted to VOX-, and has argued that Valls “wants to save his political career taking advantage of a sideboard like Barcelona” when the city deserves much more, and has ensured that his is not a winning bet and that he will not achieve the mayoralty.

The PP discards a common list to win in Barcelona

The direction of the PP has taken note of the candidacy headed by Manuel Valls for the mayor of Barcelona, ​​which looks askance for the way it has been raised and rules out a confluence that dilutes the initials of the party in the Catalan capital.

Sources of the PP dome guarantee that the initials of the PP will be in the second city of Spain , because they believe that, if they leave that space free, it is lost forever.

This morning, the president of the PP, Pablo Casado, ratified that the PP would go to the appointment at the polls in Barcelona , but also was in favor of “talking” among the Constitutionalists to achieve a “sufficient majority”.

In the PP of Catalonia believe that it is still “too early” to analyze how they relate to the candidacy of Valls , which they look with some misgivings about the way he has presented his platform.

They see a certain “egocentricity” in the candidate and warn that Catalonia is a “complicated” electoral terrain.

Hospital Clínic de Barcelona: a woman with precocious menopause will be a mother thanks to a pioneering technique

Hospital Clínic de Barcelona: a woman with precocious menopause will be a mother thanks to a pioneering technique

A team of gynecologists at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona have managed to get women with precocious menopause – before 40 years old – to return to ovulate and one of them has become pregnant, giving birth to a girl , with a technique “pioneer in the world” “ which consists of a single operation and does not use drugs.

The patient is María José Ortega and her daughter is called Daniela , she was born at the end of August and this Wednesday she was the protagonist of the press conference where the Clínic gynecologists team explained this new technique.

María José explained that at the age of 30 she was diagnosed with precocious menopause – after trying to get pregnant and not achieving it – and for two years she tried treatments and up to five fertilization techniques, but she was told that apparently she had almost no ova .

He came to the Clinic from the Social Security to try an egg donation , but the gynecologists proposed this new technique, which was not yet approved: ” The treatment that the doctor had given me was excellent, so I trusted, I had nothing to lose

In October of last year she underwent the technique and in August gave birth to her daughter, before which she has assured that at 33 she has managed to fulfill her dream of being a mother, and she has hoped that other women can do it too .

“We believe it is a future technique”

The team that has led the project, Drs Francesc Fàbregues and Francesc Carmona, have highlighted that this is a clinical trial in 12 patients that has achieved effectiveness in 50% of cases: ” We believe it is a future technique ” and opens many possibilities, but we must investigate it more, Fàbregues has highlighted.

The technique consists of cutting a piece of tissue from the cortex of an ovary – the cortex, near where the ovules are placed -, fragmenting it and replacing it next to the other ovary, reactivating it, and in the case of The patient who became pregnant was fertilized with an in vitro procedure, but gynecologists believe that she could become pregnant spontaneously.

The gynecologist has explained that it is an experimental technique endorsed by the Ethics Committee of the hospital, which has performed it in the public health system, and that before it can be used in the usual practice it has to be reproduced in investigations: “There are data that we have to know, not so much in security, but in performance, “he observed.

The doctors have relied on the concept of ovarian tissue activation in patients with premature ovarian failure that was introduced by Japanese doctors, who achieved this activation but with two operations and using drugs – leaving the tissue for 48 hours in a substance and returning to intervene to implant it.

This Japanese group achieved a 30% activation rate, while Catalan gynecologists achieved 50% with just one operation and without drugs: “The aim was to simplify it and make it viable” and they bet on eliminating the drugs and fragmenting the tissues , an activation route that has also been effective in other organs such as the liver.

Achieve the following pregnancy

In the 12 women who have performed, have found surprises as activations six or seven months after the operation , which consists of a laparoscopy and is performed in a day, without the need for admission: ” I am hopeful that we are about to get the next pregnancy, “said Fàbregues.

He stressed that not only is activated the reproductive function of the ovary, but also the hormonal , but do not know for how long, so they opted for in vitro fertilization in the case of María Jesús, the woman who has become pregnant, to accelerate the process.

“An innovation that we made is that when introducing the fragments we used an adhesive material”, instead of suturing, which has minimized the risk of fragments being lost , Fàbregues observed, and has detailed in statements to Europa Press that the biggest challenge was to find the right material for laparoscopy, since there are gases in the belly and fragments could be lost.

Carmona has pointed out that early menopause affects 1% of the population, some 40,000 women in Catalonia and 170,000 in Spain as a whole, and that in this process there are still follicles, although the reason is unknown.

Sanchez does not clarify if he will meet in Cuba with the opposition but will not go “just as a seller”

Sanchez does not clarify if he will meet in Cuba with the opposition but will not go “just as a seller”

The President of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, has avoided this Wednesday on two occasions to answer the question of the President of Citizens, Albert Rivera , about whether he will meet with the opposition or if he will ask for the release of political prisoners in the official trip that will make Cuba on November 22 and 23 next. However, in a more generic response, he assured that he will defend human rights and that he will not go “just as a seller”.

The Cuban opposition has been one of the many topics that have been discussed in the appearance of Sánchez in the Congress , in principle, to present the conclusions of the last European Council and also to determine the position of the Government with regard to the sale of armament to Saudi Arabia .

In an extensive debate that has lasted for more than five hours, Rivera has twice asked him if he plans to meet with the opposition when he goes to Cuba.

In a first response, Sanchez pointed out that not only will he visit the island, but, for example, so did the former president of the United States, Barack Obama, or several popes , from John Paul II to Francisco. “He criticizes me for going to Cuba, if they have gone up to three Popes!” , the president has replied to Rivera.

However, the leader of Citizens has not been satisfied and in a later replica has returned to the burden on the issue that really matters to the orange party, which does not look with bad eyes that Sanchez visit Cuba but he claims to meet with the opposition.

“Are you going to defend human rights to Cuba, yes or no? ” Rivera has said, reminding Sanchez that “Obama went to Cuba and in his speech called for the release of political prisoners and met with the Ladies White, “he said, referring to the Ladies in White. “Listen to Cuban dissidents .”

With a tense tone, Sanchez has settled the question by saying his question and with a succinct answer. “Are you willing to defend human rights in Cuba? The answer is yes, we agree, I am no longer just a seller,” the president replied.