María Chivite has reached a new agreement with EH Bildu to approve the Navarra budgets. After having left the negotiation on track a few weeks ago by including items from the nationalist coalition in the bill approved in the Government session and that this Monday the Minister of Economy and Finance, Elma Saiz, will send to Parliament to begin its processing in the Chamber Foral, the Executive of PSN, Geroa Bai (PNV and Socialverdes) and Podemos ensure the approval of the 2022 accounts.
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For the third time since she is president, Chivite has agreed on the budgets with EH Bildu after the other opposition group, Navarra Suma (UPN, PP and Ciudadanos coalition), did not even attend the second meeting to which it was summoned to negotiate after having abandoned the first at 10 minutes and after having later proposed to the president an agreement if they excluded EH Bildu from the “political equation of Navarra”. “We have negotiated with the only group that has wanted to negotiate,” the vice president and spokesman for the Regional Executive, Javier Remírez, resigned himself this week.
With the agreement signed this Saturday and which was previously made known to its bases in an extraordinary assembly, EH Bildu undertakes, as on the two previous occasions, to vote against any amendment to the totality that may be presented. to the budgets and to facilitate their approval in plenary session, for which the abstention of its seven parliamentarians is sufficient. In return, the Abertzale coalition guarantees that several of its proposals are included in the final text approved by the Provincial Chamber at the end of the year.
Among the proposals of the Abertzale coalition that have already been included in the budget project approved by the Provincial Government are the “progress” towards the gratuity of the 0-3 year cycle, the promotion of voluntary Basque teaching in adults, the hiring of the Psychology staff in Primary Care or the improvement of the intensive care units (ICU) and the operating rooms of the Reina Sofía Hospital in Tudela and the reform of the García Orcoyen Hospital in Estella.
As in 2019 and 2020, the main differences between the Chivite cabinet and EH Bildu have been in matters of taxation. The Regional Executive will also bring the tax measures law to Parliament, which includes a reduction in personal income tax and does not increase the corporate tax, one of the priorities of the national coalition. The discrepancies are included in the agreement, which does include a series of commitments in tax matters that affect issues such as tax benefits, green taxation or pensions.