The PNV has previously avoided confirming its definitive support for State budgets for 2022, but negotiates without pause, their claims with the Government. Last night, his spokesman, Aitor Esteban, maintained a meeting with the Minister of Presidency, Felix Bolaños, to tackle Basque requests again even if they do not give up their support.
Despite his reluctance to take the pact, Basque nationalists already offer unequivocal signs of their intention not to disengage from the Block of Allies of Pedro Sánchez and so far voted in favor of the titles and sections discussed along Monday and Tuesday. However, PNV spokesman at Congress warns: "This remains open and is still long,. Up to the tail everything is bull."
On this occasion, and by agreement of the Bureau, the different sections of the State Accounts are voting telematically, so it is impossible to know in real time the position of the different formations.
In any case, it is an intention of Pedro Sánchez please to the extent possible to the Basque group, to which it considers a preferential partner and that it can be very necessary to complete future projects. Esteban says "succeeding" that there is enough votes to get forward the budgets, he remains important to the fact of not being essential for the government and is satisfied with what they have been getting so far. And he insists: "We still have issues that we want to discuss." For the Penisvista spokesman the balance of what has been achieved so far "is already quite good".
Basque nationalists have already achieved acceptance by the Government of a good number of amendments that have submitted to the draft public accounts -44 amendments for a total value of 30 million euros to which they subsequently added one more than expanded up to the 23 years the economic benefit for child care affected by cancer or other illness as well as several infrastructure projects that could reach 50 million euros - but they still have pending one of their school demands: the underground of the birds in Bilbao
Also and outside the budgets, the PNV claims to modify the Law of Designations of Origin so that there is an underdenomination of La Rioja Alavesa. Regarding this request, Esteban has ensured that it does not condition negotiation on state accounts and added that with it "it is not intended to break anything". The take into consideration by the Chamber of this proposition will be voted next Tuesday.
Today, the lower house will continue to debate budget sections presented by each of the ministers and will vote again by telematics. Tomorrow, the result of all of them and the budgets will be known, already with guarantees of approval, will be sent to the Senate.Updated Date: 24 November 2021, 10:29