March 8, 2021

Congress will hold a monitoring session with the government next week

Congress will hold a monitoring session with the government next week, predictably on April 15 or 16, parliamentary sources have informed Efe.

These are the dates that are being considered at the Board of Spokespersons that takes place this Tuesday.

At the meeting the PP and Vox, but also other groups such as EH Bildu, have advocated restoring parliamentary control to the Government, beyond the sessions with the appearance of the president, Pedro Sánchez, which are taking place.

The Chief Executive attended the plenary session of Congress on March 18 and 25 to communicate the declaration of the state of alarm and to request a first extension until April 11, respectively. Next Thursday he will return to plenary to request authorization for a second extension, until the 26th.

During the meeting of the Table of Congress, this Tuesday, the president, Meritxell Batet, has proposed to lift the suspension of the terms of the parliamentary procedures that were agreed on March 19, in line with the suspension of activity in the event of an emergency sanitary.

In the Board of Spokespersons, the groups have chosen to gradually recover the functions attributed to Congress, such as controlling the Government.

Therefore, there will be a plenary session on April 15 and 16 with oral questions from the opposition to the president and the ministers. Everything indicates that the questions will be about the management of the coronavirus crisis.

In addition, the sources point out, the tables of the commissions will meet to progressively recover the planned schedule and its corresponding work programs.


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