This is how he would agree to negotiate amendments from different groups in his parliamentary step
MADRID, 15 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations, José Luis Escrivá, has offered the Toledo Pact Commission in Congress to process the pension reform as a bill, which the Government first wants to approve via decree for it to enter into force.
During his appearance in this commission and after criticism from various groups for the way in which the reform has been negotiated, Escrivá has suggested this possibility so that the groups can introduce amendments to the text around different elements of the new pension framework, which has already been agreed with the European Commission and the trade unions.
Likewise, Escrivá explained that the delay in the reform was mainly due to the European Commission conditioning the pension plan to the granting of European funds.
Specifically, Escrivá has indicated that Spain is being the first country in the level of execution of Next Generation funds, something that according to the minister, although it has its advantages, also has "disadvantages", which have to do precisely with a greater demand in drawing up the reform, which will serve as a reference for other Member States that access the funds.
Regarding the positioning of the parliamentary groups, two of the fundamental partners for the processing of the norm, Esquerra Republicana (ERC) and Bildu, have given their approval to the reform, although they have not definitively defined their position.
Thus, Iñaki Ruiz de Pinedo, from EH Bildu, has recognized that the reform finally presented has taken "very important steps", which basically has to do with not extending the period for calculating pensions.
However, the deputy has also warned of "deficiencies" that they hope to be able to correct in their parliamentary step, such as the fact that there are pensions that are below the 1,080 euros of the Minimum Interprofessional Salary.
On the ERC side, Jordi Salvador pointed out that the reform sounds "very good" to his group, because he understands that it is progressive, so that "those who have the most contribute the most". However, he still believes that there is still "room" to improve certain aspects of the reform.
On the other hand, both the PDeCAT and the PNV have appreciated some good measures included in the reform, but they have also pointed out some points that they do not like and hope to be able to amend in the parliamentary process.
Among other points, the spokesman for the PNV commission, Íñigo Bariandaran, has pointed out as negative the non-integration of some determinations related to the contributions of the self-employed in the cooperative sphere, which is one of the "main characteristics" of the Basque economy .
On behalf of the PDeCAT, Genís Boadella, who has pointed out that his training values the proposal "positively", especially the point of being able to choose between 25 or 29 years for the calculation of the pension; but he has slipped his "concern" about the 6% increase in the amounts of the maximum contribution bases, because he considers that it could have "adverse" effects.
On the issues mentioned by Basques and Catalans, Minister Escrivá has opened up to negotiating with the groups during the parliamentary process. Additionally, he has committed, at the request of the PDeCAT, to present the update and flexibility of early retirement for workers with disabilities.