Sánchez insists that he only contemplates validating the labor reform and asks Casado to allow it


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He has asked him during his telephone conversation, who has also asked him to stop criticizing the distribution of funds

MADRID, Jan. 26 (-) –

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has insisted this Wednesday that “he does not contemplate another scenario other than that of validating the labor reform” and has asked the PP that, although he does not vote in favor, at least allow the validation.

At a press conference in Moncloa together with the Finnish Prime Minister, Sanna Marin, Sánchez stressed that the Government would like to have the greatest possible support to carry out the labor reform in Congress. “From there the negotiations are underway, but we do not contemplate another scenario than validation,” she insisted.

For this reason, he explained that in the telephone conversation he had today with the leader of the PP, Pablo Casado, he had urged him to facilitate the validation of the labor reform.

The head of the Executive has recalled that this rule is not born from an agreement “alone”, but from a pact with unions and employers. For this reason, he has said, “with all due respect to the autonomies, the executive power asks the legislative power to validate that agreement.”

Sánchez underlined that this reform and the pension reform show that a crisis can be overcome by advancing in social rights, unlike what happened in 2012 and 2013, “when counter-reforms were imposed that were responded to with strikes and massive demonstrations”.

What his government has done, he added, is “to do his homework and rebuild consensus” both in the labor field and in the pension field.


The president has also reported that, in his conversation with Casado, he has urged him to “cease and rectify” his critical position on how Spain is managing European funds after the support given by Brussels to the Executive.

“I have asked the PP that, after the answers that have been given by the European Commission on the funds, cease and rectify its position, because it is not good for Spain that even the image of the main opposition party remains damaged before the European institutions, which is what is happening and is something that can be avoided”, he pointed out.


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