Barons of PP and PSOE make common front against the treatment of favor to the Basque Country and Navarra with the minimum income

Barons of PP and PSOE make common front against the treatment of favor to the Basque Country and Navarra with the minimum income

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Press conference after the Council of Ministers to report the approval of minimum vital income. Pablo Iglesias, María Jesús Montero and José Luis Escrivá.

The government opened yesterday to cede the management of the minimum vital income (IMV) to all the autonomies that they want it, but from 2021. It is insufficient for the PP barons, who even study go to the Constitutional Court to demand that they be allowed to administer this social policy, like the Basque Country and Navarra.

Also two regional presidents of the PSOE have demanded to take control of the measure as soon as possible, since the powers of social assistance are transferred: Ximo Puig (Valencian Community) and Javier Lambán (Aragon).

The Executive has allowed the two foral communities to take the reins of this aid – the star social measure of the legislature – in exchange for the PNV’s parliamentary support for the coalition Executive. At least seven autonomous communities have rebelled against this “discrimination”: Andalusia, Valencian Community, Galicia, Aragon, Cantabria, Catalonia and Castilla y León. All of them want to directly manage the IMV.

Well, the Government has left that possibility open. This is clear from the decree-law that regulates income, published yesterday in the BOE. The fourth additional provision of the rule stipulates: «The Government will study from 2021 the conclusion of agreements with CCAA that include formulas for managing the provision of the IMV ».

That is, the Autonomous Communities will have to wait a minimum of seven months to receive this transfer through a “Subsequent arrangement”, according to the inclusion minister, José Luis Escrivá. Meanwhile, the Basque Country and Navarra could take five months, according to the decree: until October 31. Until then, a “management commission” will be signed, as a bridge.

This «privilege» has encouraged the barons of the PP, who, led by Andalusian Juanma Moreno, they study legal actions against the norm. The central government will have to “rectify” and cede management to the regions to avoid the appeal of unconstitutionality, says the president of the Board. For the Andalusian vice president, Juan Marín, the decree can “exceed the powers” of the autonomies. “If we have to resort to it, we will,” he said.

The doubts regarding powers lie in the fact that article 148.1.20 of the Magna Carta enables social assistance as a competence of the autonomous communities, but article 149.1.17 establishes as the exclusive competence of the State “the basic legislation and economic regime of Social Security ». And the design of the IMV manages the Social Security Institute. Escriva argued at Cope that the regions of the common fiscal regime are not transferred by the administration of aid because they want to prioritize effectiveness.

And “some have not proven to be”, While the Basque Country and Navarre did, this unnerved the President of Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, who replied shortly after that “you have to be a little more cautious”. “This is not an economic decision, but a political one. And the political decisions that produce inequality sooner or later have to be amended, “he pointed out in Telecinco.

The president of this Castilla y León, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco, describes as “essential” that regional governments participate in the management of this subsidy, that their autonomy was the first to be implemented. “We will go to the last consequences”, Courts included, point in their environment. “We are the only one with outstanding dependency,” they add.


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