Meeting between the PSE-EE and the Basque PP on Monday, June 6, 2022


Iturgaiz, for his part, urges the PSE-EE to “make every effort” so that the new status “is not a reality”. He says, referring to EH Bildu, that “the real variable geometry” in the Basque Country and in Spain is what “must be done among the Democrats”.

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The general secretary of the PSE-EE, Eneko Andueza, has invited the PP to join the transversal “country agreements” in Euskadi, which may also involve EH Bildu and Elkarrekin Podemos-IU, and to contribute to the approval of the Basque Parliament “the best laws” for the future of the Basque Autonomous Community. In any case, he has indicated that his commitment to these multi-party pacts to achieve “stability and coexistence” does not imply government agreements and has ruled out undertaking “adventures that endanger anything”.

Andueza headed the socialist delegation that met this Monday with the leadership of the PP of the Basque Country, led by Carlos Iturgaiz, as part of the round of contacts the PSE-EE maintains with political formations, trade unions, business organizations and other political agents. and social.

This meeting was scheduled for last February but was suspended by the population after the budget agreement reached by the socialists with EH Bildu in the town of Iruña de Oka in Alava. On the day itself, leaders of both sides resolved their differences and settled the controversy, as Eneko Andueza explained after the meeting concluded.

In statements to the media, the general secretary of the PSE-EE has confirmed that they have always been in “good harmony” with the popular population in Euskadi and therefore the meeting went “on a good note”. After a joint assessment of the situation at national level and in the Basque Autonomous Community, Eneko Andueza invited the PP to participate in the legislative proposals being worked on and discussed in the Basque Parliament.

“I believe that it is a good time to reach great agreements for the country and that the conditions are given for the People’s Party, such as EH Bildu and Elkarrekin Podemos-IU, to join the work of the government so that those laws that are fundamental to the development of the country, they can count not only on the work, but also on the support and support of the PP.We have ordered them to do so and we hope that in the coming months will be the case “, he said. indicated. As explained by the PSE-EE leader, Carlos Iturgaiz’s response to his call is that “they will think and take good note of that invitation.”

The president of the Basque PP, Carlos Iturgaiz, has urged the PSE-EE to “do everything possible” so that a new status “is not a reality”, a claim behind which, in his opinion, “hides independence”. drift”, and has warned that it would put Basque society “on the abyss”. Likewise, he has defended that “the real variable geometry” in the Basque Country and in the rest of the state is what “should be done among the democrats”, with reference to EH Bildu.

At the end of the meeting, held at the PP headquarters in Bilbao, the President of the Popular Basques acknowledged that the agreement in Iruña de Oca between the socialists and the sovereign coalition “suffocates and continues to stifle” a popular formation which, until then, momentarily, had given “complete stability” against a party like EH Bildu that “justifies the attacks on PP militants”.

On the other hand, Carlos Iturgaiz appreciated that the meeting with the socialists took place in a “warm and relaxed atmosphere”, stressing that there are things that unite both sides. Among these, he emphasized the defense of the Statute of Gernika as a “meeting point for Basque society”.

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