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CEOE holds an "extraordinary and urgent" executive committee this Monday after the investiture agreements

MADRID, 13 Nov.

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CEOE holds an "extraordinary and urgent" executive committee this Monday after the investiture agreements


The president of the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations (CEOE), Antonio Garamendi, has convened an "extraordinary and urgent" executive committee for this Monday to "address the situation in Spain" and given the serious concern that exists in the business world" after the pacts for the investiture of Pedro Sánchez as president of the Government.

The committee meeting, which will take place from 4:00 p.m., according to employers' sources consulted by Europa Press, was announced last Thursday, November 9, after the agreement reached by the PSOE with Junts within the framework of the investiture. of Sanchez.

In addition to the amnesty and Junts' intention to call a self-determination referendum, the agreement signed by the PSOE and Carles Puigdemont's party establishes that it will focus on measures that allow financial autonomy and access to the Catalan market, as well as a "unique" dialogue about the impact of the current financing model on that community.

In this sense, Junts will propose "from the outset" a modification of the Organic Law of Financing of the Autonomous Communities (LOFCA) to establish an "exception clause" for Catalonia that recognizes the "singularity" in which the institutional system of the Generalitat and to facilitate the transfer of "100%" of all taxes paid in Catalonia.

In addition, the agreement with Junts contemplates that a plan will be advocated to facilitate and promote the return to Catalonia of the headquarters of companies that changed their location to other territories in recent years.

The employers' association convened the extraordinary committee before the massive demonstrations this Sunday against the amnesty and the agreement reached last Friday by the PSOE with the PNV.

In this agreement, both groups have agreed to reform the Workers' Statute within a period of six months so that regional agreements can prevail over sectoral agreements.

The prevalence of regional agreements over sectoral agreements is an old demand of Basque nationalists. In fact, the non-inclusion of this modification in the Workers' Statute caused the PNV to vote against Yolanda Díaz's labor reform.

The Basques have now taken advantage of the negotiations with the socialists, who need the five votes of the PNV to invest Sánchez, to introduce this prevalence or priority within a period of half a year. The reform would be introduced by modifying article 84 of the Workers' Statute, relating to the concurrence of agreements.

Likewise, the agreement between the PSOE and the PNV for the investiture of Pedro Sánchez guarantees the "effective transfer" to the Basque Country within a maximum period of two years of all pending transfers included in the Gernika Statute and opens the door to talking about the "national recognition" of Euskadi and the "safeguarding" of its powers.

The agreement also contemplates "historical" demands of the PNV such as the transfer of the economic management of Social Security to the Basque Country.