MADRID, 12 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Ministry of Finance hopes to approve the 2023 General State Budget Bill and take it to Congress at the end of September or beginning of October, once there is an agreement between the PSOE and United We Can for the new public accounts.
As reported by the Ministry headed by María Jesús Montero, the plans of the socialist wing of the Executive go through first closing an agreement with its coalition partner and then starting to negotiate the public accounts with the rest of the parliamentary forces.
The same sources emphasize that, as in previous years, they first have to close an agreement with their coalition partners, a negotiation that they hope will be intense, as usual, but that they take for granted that it will be fruitful, despite the discrepancies between both groups. on issues such as military spending.
Once they are agreed with United We Can, it will be time to open the negotiation to the rest of the parliamentary groups. From the department headed by María Jesús Montero, they hope to once again have the support of the ERC, PNV and EH Bildu, among other forces, and to be able to reissue a budget majority.
This same Monday, the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has reiterated the Government's will to re-approve a Budget project for the third consecutive year. "We are going for third parties," he said in a speech before deputies, senators and MEPs of the Socialist Group held in Congress.
In his speech, Sánchez highlighted having managed to approve two budgets "in a timely manner", after years of accounts being extended or approved outside the deadline established in the Constitution.
In addition, the president has highlighted the majority with which he has been making those accounts see the light. The current Budgets went ahead with 188 deputies, with a wide margin with respect to the minimum of 176 deputies that establishes the absolute majority.