The presidents of CEOE and Cepyme, Antonio Garamendi and Gerardo Cuerva, took advantage this Friday of the signing of the so-called pact for economic recovery and employment between the Government and the social partners to ask President Pedro Sánchez to abandon his plan to raise taxes. “We do not share the government’s fiscal approach. We think that it’s not the moment“Garamendi defended.
After signing a document, which contains the Commitment of the Executive, employers and unions After negotiating at different tables a series of objectives to modernize the economy and generate quality employment, Garamendi and Cuerva have warned of the dangers for the recovery of increasing fiscal pressure, as Sánchez had insisted 24 hours earlier.
The Prime Minister had described as “inevitable” raising the corporate tax on large companies, the personal income tax on higher incomes or promoting green taxation. All these measures were already reflected in the failed budgets of 2019 and appears collected in the coalition agreement once signed by the PSOE and Unidas Podemos.
In this Friday’s speech, Sánchez has once again considered a tax reform “inevitable”, “if you want to get out of the crisis with greater social cohesion.” The socialist leader defended the need to face the economic recovery with the goal of strengthening the Welfare state.
For their part, the general secretaries of CC.OO. and UGT, Unai Sordo and Josep Maria Álvarez, emphasized the strength of public services and correct the deficiencies of the labor model.
The vice presidents Carmen Calvo, Nadia Calviño and Teresa Ribera, the vice president Pablo Iglesias, as well as the ministers María Jesús Montero, Yolanda Díaz, Reyes Maroto and José Luis Escrivá have also attended the event.
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