Ferran Lemus and Adolf Cabruja accuse the president of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce of attributing the departure of Nissan to the Spanish government in a “simplistic, undocumented and coarse way”
Two former general managers of Fira Barcelona – Ferran Lemus and Adolf Cabruja – have sent a letter to Barcelona Chamber of Commerce president, Joan Canadell, in which they reproach him for accusing the Madrid government of being responsible for the closure of the plants of the Nissan company in Catalonia.
Lemus i Cabruja say that “affirming that the Madrid government is guilty of Nissan’s departure is not only a nonsense but also clumsy”, adding that this position “simplistic and undocumented and even more so if it is done from the tribune of the business representation that is the Chamber of Commerce “.
Canadell wrote a message on twitter in which he claimed that a exalted Nissan manager who did not say the name “had sent him” that the blame for the closure of the plants of the Japanese car company was from the Spanish government.
The ex-directors of the Fira affirm in the letter that “we want to make it clear that we feel a deep unease at the way in which the Institutional management of the Chamber has been conducted since you took office. We are convinced that the Institution deserves a language inclusive, transparent, objective and rigorous for the good of Catalan companies and entrepreneurs and consequently of workers, regardless of the emotional beliefs of each one. Unfortunately, due to their manifestations, always blaming other institutions and, with the magic formula of sovereignty as a solution to all problems, the aforementioned principles are repeatedly disregarded. “
Lemus and Cabruja consider that in the face of the current crisis there is a need for cooperation between institutions and remind Canadell that “The aid approved by the European Union, pending confirmation, demands more than ever a common front that today the business world and citizens demand in general and that implies acting in solidarity with the State as a whole and, in no case, as a supremacist tribe. “
Before saying goodbye to the Speaker of the House, calling on him to act with “institutional criteria”, the ex-directors of the Fira affirm that in the face of Nissan’s departure, “the investigation of alternatives or new proposals to reconsider the decision is very difficult given the global situation of the automotive industry, but the essential principle to negotiate a possible exit is to find entente positions that bring together all the institutions. It is from this perspective that we ask ourselves about the role that the Chamber is playing beyond its inopportune declarations ” .
Ferran Lemus was CEO of Fira Barcelona between 1990 and 1992 and Adolf Cabruja between 1992 and 2001.