PP and Compromís join forces to demand a leveling fund from the Sánchez Government

PP and Compromís have agreed this Wednesday on a transactional amendment to demand that the Government of Spain enable "immediately a temporary leveling fund, which is initially estimated at an average of 1,782 million annually for the period 2024-2027, to compensate for the underfinancing of the Valencian Community”.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
14 May 2024 Tuesday 16:36
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PP and Compromís join forces to demand a leveling fund from the Sánchez Government

PP and Compromís have agreed this Wednesday on a transactional amendment to demand that the Government of Spain enable "immediately a temporary leveling fund, which is initially estimated at an average of 1,782 million annually for the period 2024-2027, to compensate for the underfinancing of the Valencian Community”. An agreement that has been possible thanks to the willingness of the two groups to negotiate an alternative text to the initial one proposed by the popular ones. The socialists have been left out of it; “The party has set the position,” they explain from the parliamentary group.

An agreed transactional amendment that, in addition to the request for the equalization fund, also includes (as the Valencians requested), “the recognition of the accumulated financing deficits, known as historical debt, as well as the definition and establishment of a mechanism of compensation for these deficits.

The PP and Compromís agreement does not have the support of either the PSPV or Vox, which has demanded “a national vision” of the problem and the immediate approval of the new financing model. For their part, the Socialists, through their deputy spokesperson Toni Gaspar, have presented their own amendment that the PP has not accepted. This, together with the fact that for the PSPV it is a “trap PNL” that only wants to “put the finger in the eye of Pedro Sánchez's Government”, will cause the socialist deputies to vote against the PNL tomorrow.

Gaspar has criticized the fact that the PP is committed to breaking the established consensus. “They have broken the door to stay together,” said the deputy. However, he has assured that his group will always be on the side of Valencian demands.

Along these lines, PP deputy Mari Carmen Contelles has replied that she would have liked her proposal to be approved unanimously. Contelles, after rejecting the PSPV text, thanked the Ombudsman of Compromís, Joan Baldoví, for her willingness to negotiate.