Both the second vice president of the Government, Yolanda Díaz, and Podemos have warned their PSOE partners that there will be no budgets until there is an agreement on fiscal matters, with new taxes; social measures to reverse the PP cuts and others against inflation and climate change.
However, Díaz, in statements in Congress, has been convinced that an understanding will be achieved with the socialist side, although today he has said that there is no progress in the five blocks that United We Can have proposed in the budget negotiation : one on tax matters (corporate tax, tax on large fortunes and another for capital income).
Nor has progress been made, as he explained, in the section that has to do with permits; another to deal with high inflation; another on energy transition and a fifth block with social measures "to reverse the cuts" in social protection of the previous PP Executive.
Yolanda Díaz has stressed that there are issues "that a progressive government, at this point, should not discuss."
The spokeswoman for Podemos, Isa Serra, has directly accused the Socialists of blocking the budget negotiations and has also specified that for next year's public accounts to go ahead, it is key for the purples to approve the housing law and repeal "in a once and for all" the gag law.
Serra, for his part, has insisted that they are stuck on measures to strengthen public services, on housing and gag laws, and on tax reform.