The Third Vice President of the Government and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, He recognized this Tuesday that he would feel “more comfortable with the support of the Popular Party” for the General State Budgets while criticizing the amendment of United Podemos, ERC and EH Bildu to public accounts to prohibit evictions.
In an interview with Onda Cero, Calviño has assured that he would like to have “the maximum parliamentary support” and, specifically, with the main opposition party. “I do not understand how you are not being constructive, I hope you join in and negotiate the partial amendments,” he added.
After being asked if the Podemos part of the Executive would accept the support of the PP, Calviño has made it clear that the Government does not have to worry about “accepting or not” the concurrence of other groups. “We have to seek maximum support from some PGEs that are good for the country, which is what they pay us for,” he said.
Thus, and after insisting that “this is not the time to” put “crossed vetoes”, Calviño has indicated that the Government must “find a way so that all groups can be identified” in the public accounts. “This is not the time to express preferences, it is time to reach out and incorporate the maximum number of votes and deputies,” he stressed.
In this context, Calviño has referred to the second vice president, Pablo Iglesias, which has always bet on the investiture block, thus distancing Cs and the PP himself. “With all my love: I am not going to make a judgment of intentions, everyone can have their own opinion,” he said.
However, the vice president has urged her colleague to “focus on what is important” and recalled that, “in budgetary matters, the competent is the Minister of Finance”, Maria Jesus Montero.
Calviño has also referred to the support of EH Bildu to the PGE, and has affirmed that the European Union does not “care” with which formations the public accounts go ahead. “I could elaborate more, but I give a very clear answer: we are immersed in our circumstances and in the noise of every day, but outside of Spain they do not pay attention to these questions,” he snapped.
Regarding the amendment on evictions, Calviño has acknowledged that he does not see “need to raise a conflict” with this issue when the two partners of the Executive “agree to protect vulnerable people.” “We must avoid evictions but also guarantee legal security,” he said.
Along these lines, the vice president recalled that the Government has put the “issue of access to housing as one of its priorities” and, along these lines, has indicated that there is a prohibition on evicting people in risk situations until next January 31. “What do you want me to say? There are actions that are looking for visibility », has settled.