The central Government and basque have staged this Monday, the end to seven years of "drought and isolation" in the matter of transfers. Both administrations have been marked by the commitment to close before the end of the year a vesting schedule that includes competition on prisons basque but leaves out the management of the economic regime of Social Security, one of the main claims of the regional government. The minister of Territorial Policy, Meritxel Batet, and the counselor Self-government, Josu Erkoreka, have concluded the thaw of negotiations that had been completely paralyzed during the presidency of Mariano Rajoy.
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The Mixed Commission of Transfers has given the green light this Monday at the start of a process of transfers to the Basque country based on "dialogue, understanding and cooperation" between the two Executives and that will have as objective the strengthening of the self-governing basque to achieve the full compliance with the Statute of Gernika. Batet has clarified that the "loyalty to the constitutional" inspire advances in the transfer of powers pending the basque Government, the measure 37 that are still to be transfer—.
The management of the prisons in basque and of the regime of the Social Security are the two main claims that the basque regional Government (PNV-PSE) set out in its programme of government in terms of transfers. There was no progress while the PP was at the head of the Spanish Government, but the landscape has changed with the release of Pedro Sánchez, to which the PNV supported on your investiture. The work of kitchen that you have carried out these months the two Governments have been allowed to seal the agreement to transfer to the basque autonomous community in a stretch of six kilometres of the AP-1 and 13 km of two-way freight train of Bizkaia.
The meeting between the two delegations has gone further, since they have acquired the commitment to establishing a timetable for transfers before the end of this year, as had been established by the basque Parliament in a resolution adopted last June. Batet has stated that among these subjects will be of penitentiary institutions: "We are willing to sit down and talk about it and the work to move forward," said the minister after warning that it is "a transfer that is not simple, nor will it be easy to reach an agreement immediately".
the minister of The Interior, Fernando Grande Marlaska, had assured last week during a visit to Vitoria, the transfer of prisons was not on the agenda of the Government, but the minister's spokesman, Isabel Celaá, rectified these words after the Council of Ministers last Friday, and confirmed that everything was on the table of talks.
In contrast, the economic regime of Social Security will be outside the work agenda. "We are aware that the basque Government is going to maintain that claim, but it is a material highly complex from a technical point of view and, in addition, the jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court has been hampered even more," said Batet.
The basque Government is not going to do battle on this competition, despite the fact that figure among its main aspirations of the legislature, with the support of the basque socialists included. Erkoreka has been recognized that it is a complex matter, but at the same time has ensured that it's not going to make "a priority" and will "urge" the central Executive with the transfer of the Social Security. Now, it has also pointed out that "never" going to give it up because it "would waive the article 18.2 of the Statute and the fifth additional provision" of the same.Updated Date: 27 November 2018, 07:06