Nobody imagined on May 17, when the Senate definitively approved the housing law, which would be the last great economic regulation of the legislature. Barely ten days later, the immediate dissolution of the Cortes Generales, with the calling of general elections for next July 23, marks an abrupt end to the economic roadmap that the coalition government had outlined between now and the end of the year. . Among the most outstanding measures is the second part of the pension reform, whose royal decree is already in force, but the Government had started an extraordinary process to introduce amendments and improvements. The creation of the Financial Client Authority, recently landed in the Senate, aid for droughts or the Social Economy Law remain up in the air.

In total, up to 62 different initiatives in different parliamentary procedures or announced by the Government as soon to be approved could be affected. Norms such as the Family Law or those of Equality or Parity, but, above all, laws and measures closely related to the economy.

Pensions. As for the pension reform, the second part of which was approved by decree by the Council of Ministers and had the support of the unions and the outright rejection of the employers, it continues as planned, with a series of changes that reinforce the income of the system and others that improve the lowest pensions and those of workers with more irregular careers, according to what the Government highlighted at the time.

For the worker or future pensioner, this means an extension of the computation period taken to calculate the regulatory base, which determines the amount of each worker’s pension.

This decree passed through Congress on May 18, when its invocation was approved and, therefore, the possibility of introducing amendments and changes was opened. Now, the text of the decree remains as it is.

Financial Client Authority. Regarding this bill, it was also approved this month in plenary session of Congress with a comfortable majority and was sent to the Upper House to finish off its processing. The law had generated a new confrontation between the Government and the banking sector, since until that day when it left Carrera de San Jerónimo, a fee of 250 euros was incorporated that banks had to pay each time a claim was filed by the client. .

Finally, this novelty came out of the articles of a law with which the Government intended to strengthen the protection of users before financial institutions. According to Europa Press, the Secretary of State for the Economy, Gonzalo García Andrés, went so far as to say that this body was “long-awaited” and had entailed “a lot of work” with different ministries, the industry and associations of financial clients.

Sustainable Mobility, Public Function and body against transport accidents. They are not the only victims in the middle of a process. In the economic field, the Law on Sustainable Mobility, Public Function and the creation of a body to investigate accidents and incidents in trains, planes and ships remain in the air; that they had already received the amendments to the articles of the groups for their parliamentary processing.

Anti-crisis decrees, home service and self-employed. In the same case as the definitive reform of pensions, the anti-crisis decrees remain, the +Seguridad plan for your energy, improvement of working conditions for workers in the service of the home and a new contribution system for the self-employed. It should also be remembered that the Government planned to approve the Industry Law “immediately” in the Council of Ministers for its subsequent submission to the Lower House.

Artist status. Even more immediate, because it was included in the same agenda of the Lower House for this week, the plenary session planned to address on Thursday the opinion issued by the commission and the amendments that would have been presented to the bill regulating artistic education higher education and the organization and equivalencies of professional artistic education are established.

Measures against drought and heat. On Thursday, the debate on the validation or repeal of Royal Decree Law 4/2023, of May 11, was also scheduled, by which urgent measures are adopted in agricultural and water matters in response to the drought and the worsening conditions of the sector derived from the war in Ukraine and the weather conditions, as well as promoting the use of collective public land transport by young people and prevention of occupational hazards in episodes of high temperatures. Of course, this decree could be validated by the Permanent Deputation, if necessary.

Social Economy Law. Lastly, on Thursday the request for invocation of the bill amending Law 5/2011, of March 29, on the Social Economy was going to be voted on. The idea was to debate the text in plenary session once it had been ruled by the competent commission.

Justice. In the sphere of the Ministry of Justice, the electoral advance also leaves in limbo the three laws contemplated in the Justice 2030 project. This is the Organizational Efficiency Law, aimed at responding to the organizational, procedural and structural needs of the Administration of Justice, which has not received the approval of the officials, understanding that they take away their rights. In fact, one of the main demands of this group, which is in the middle of an indefinite strike, is that this third rule should not be processed in the Congress of Deputies.

Commercial companies and consumer law. Nor will the reform of the Law on Structural Modifications of Mercantile Companies see the light of day, the draft of which, which transposes a European directive on cross-border transformations, mergers and divisions of companies, was approved by the Council of Ministers last February; nor the Law of Representation Actions for the Protection of the Collective Interests of Consumers.

Investiture Commitments

All this, in terms of parliamentary or legislative activity. In its last balance of government action, offered at the end of 2022 (the next one was at the end of this semester), Moncloa said it had made 1,513 commitments (32 last year), of which 66.8% had already been fulfilled. .

Regarding the total of 239 commitments acquired by the president in his investiture speech before the Cortes Generales, the degree of compliance exceeds 73%, with a forecast for this semester that was intended to reach 80%.

Of the 428 commitments from the Progressive Coalition Agreement, in December 2022 68.9% of the commitments signed had already been fulfilled, with a forecast that was expected to exceed 75% for this month of June 2023.

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