Vice President Nadia Calviño, in her appearance in Congress this Thursday.
Vice President Nadia Calviño, in her appearance in Congress this Thursday.Europa Press News (Europa Press via Getty Images)

The first vice president of the Government and Minister of Economic Affairs, Nadia Calviño, boasted this Thursday that the second leg of the reform of the pension system has been agreed with a “social peace that contrasts with other countries” in the environment, including France , where the protests against the plan promoted by the Macron government accumulate weeks of protests in the street and parliamentary brawl.

This was stated in his appearance at the Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation Commission of the Congress of Deputies, where he refuted those who try to “cast doubts” about the reform of the pension system and asserted that it will not only guarantee its revaluation, but also It will also allow “decent” pensions to exist within 40 years.

With these words, Calviño responds to the president of the Popular Party, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, who is participating these days in a meeting of European conservatives in Brussels, and who had indicated that the “supposed” pension reform that the Government has negotiated with the The European Commission “postpones” the real review to 2025 so as not to face it in this election year.

He has also pointed out that the Spanish reform contrasts with the “tension” faced by the French government, which, in his opinion, does “exactly the opposite of the Spanish one”. “Surely one of the two is wrong”, he has influenced him.

Calviño considers that by alluding to the situation in France, Feijóo seems to suggest that he “does not want” these reforms to be carried out with “social peace” as has happened in our country.

“The Government is absolutely committed to the revaluation of pensions, with a reform that guarantees sustainability in the medium and long term and with social peace, in dialogue with the social agents and with the support of the European Commission”, he emphasized, before call to be “very clear” that “it is not Europe that wants to freeze pensions in our country” but “the PP”.

According to his reading, when he questions the reform proposed by the Government, what Feijóo does is “return to the PP reform, which involved a virtual freezing of pensions.” “It is unacceptable, inconceivable and unacceptable that someone can be so disloyal to their country,” he concluded.

Regarding the reform recently approved and signed with the unions, he has had an impact: “It is, therefore, a responsible and important reform for our present and, above all, for the future; which also guarantees intergenerational justice because it avoids the significant cut in the pensions of the youngest that would have occurred if the 2013 reform was left standing.

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