UP blames Calviño for blocking the Housing Law by refusing to limit rent


Pablo Fernández, state co-spokesperson for Podemos, has told the Ministry of Economy, led by Vice President Nadia Calviño, to now position itself as the “main stumbling block” to approve the Housing Lawby maintaining that it “resists” the regulation of rental prices as advocated by the formation and parliamentary allies.

It was during a press conference when Fernández assured that it is “urgent” and “peremptory” to reach a consensus in order to unclog this regulationwhich drags months of processing, and that the most effective way to combat the rise in rents is by limiting prices.

At the beginning of the year, the purple formation was optimistic about being able to reach a definitive agreement at the end of last month and came to recognize that there was progress. However, since last week these good prospects have been lowering and the party leader, Ione Belarra, He reproached his partner for keeping the regulations still blocked.

The also holder of Social Rights pointed out that the proposals on which the groups were discussing should be put “black on white” in the legislative text, something that to date has not occurred. For his part, the spokesman for Unidas Podemos in Congress, Pablo Echenique, recently pointed out that his partner had forwarded a document to the investiture bloc groups, which according to parliamentary sources, it comes from the department of Calviñoand that cooled those progresses.

They ask the PSOE to position itself “next to the tenants”

In this regard, Fernández has summoned the PSOE “to the side of the tenants” who cannot face the high rental prices and although he concedes that during the legislature “brave” steps have been takenit is necessary to take “one more step” because the Executive cannot “remain impassive” before the rise in the Euribor and the leases.

During his appearance, he emphasized that although the economy seems to be working properly, there are “worrying” data such as the fact that inflation has not dropped for the second consecutive month, together with the increase in interest rates on variable-rate mortgages, which what makes the cost of housing is “unaffordable” for many Spaniards.

It has also affected the data of 15% in the CPI for food, for which reason it has once again vindicated the proposals of Podemos to cap the shopping basket and the rise in variable-rate mortgages. Therefore, he has sent a “clear” message to the PSOE and urges it to “react and legislate” in this situation.

Position regarding the Ferrovial decision

On the other hand, he has described as “intolerable” and “unpatriotic” that Ferrovial announces its intention to move its headquarters to a “tax haven” like the Netherlands, to do so save paying less taxes for the “fiscal engineering” that that country allows.

Thus, he has criticized that Ferrovial “would be nothing” without the concession of public works whose funds come from the “money of all Spaniards”, in addition to having received multitude of public aid to “subsist” as when he took advantage of the ERTE mechanism during the pandemic.

For this reason, the co-spokesman for Podemos has described as “inadmissible” that this company take public money when it is doing badly and now that it registers benefits it moves to the Netherlands, for which he has defended the bill that they have registered in Congress for oblige you to return the subsidies granted in the last ten years if you continue with your “offshoring” strategy.

In this way, he has requested the support of the parliamentary majority in the chamber to approve this initiative, since the “patriot” thing is to defend the country in the face of Ferrovial’s “leak” in the face of the “pirate” behavior of its executive president, Rafael del Pino . Finally, Fernández pointed out that Spain must lead a tax harmonization strategy within the European Union (EU) to prevent cases such as the Netherlands.

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