The APM condemns “emphatically” the suppression of the usual press conference after the Council of Ministers

The APM has “strongly” condemned the suppression of the usual press conference after the Council of Ministers. This has been denounced by the association, which has recalled that the last time the press conference was suppressed was after the June 2014 meeting in which the organic bill that regulated the a was approvedThe signing of King Juan Carlos I, during the “popular” government of Mariano Rajoy.

The Madrid Press Association (APM) has expressed its “resounding condemnation” for the suppression of the press conference after the extraordinary Council of Ministers this Friday, a decision “practically unprecedented, be it the ordinary or extraordinary Council” .

In this way, the APM explained that journalists were unable to ask President Pedro Sánchez or the employers ‘and workers’ representatives about the “important” agreement reached, during the signing of the agreement between employers and unions. have been able to access La Moncloa. ” “Only access to graphic editors was allowed,” he stressed.

“The Government announced that it reported on the agreements adopted through press releases, with no option to ask or cross-examine; and when asked by journalists who regularly cover these press conferences, he argued lack of time for his organization, “he said.

For all these reasons, the APM urges the Government to “do not repeat this situation that supposes a breach of duty of political leaders to submit to the scrutiny of public opinion through the media. “

Finally, in the framework of its campaign #No questions not coverage against appearances without question, the APM recalled that this decision “limits the role of journalists and the means of keeping citizens informed, in compliance with the constitutional mandate of the right to information. “