The Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero, said today that the draft of the General State Budgets for 2019 is ready, waiting for the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, to decide on which Council of Ministers in January will be approved.
In statements to the media, Montero has insisted that the public accounts of 2019 will be presented at the Congress and all political parties, not only Catalan pro-independence, must pronounce themselves and vote in the first parliamentary debate that will be the amendments to the whole.
The minister has not revealed the date on which the Council of Ministers will approve the bill, which will also be accompanied by a macroeconomic picture that could be revised.
In this sense, although the Minister of Economy and Business, Nadia Calviño, said today that there will be an update on the growth of gross domestic product (GDP), Montero has pointed out that the figures will remain "practically the same" as those contemplated. the budget draft sent to Brussels.
He explained that the budget should be closed regardless of whether the macroeconomic picture can be modified later according to the evolution of some external factors, such as the price of oil or the policy of the European Central Bank (ECB).
On the other hand, has affected that does not know the exact date of the Council of Ministers which will approve the draft budget law, but stressed that "we are ready for when the president deems appropriate."
Montero has returned to trust that ERC and PDeCAT leave to process the general budgets and do not submit amendments to the totality or support those that can register other parliamentary groups, and has urged them to reflect because during the subsequent processing the budget items could be negotiated that the Government of the Generalitat "have a good" to raise.
He has also criticized that Ciudadanos refuses to support some budgets that contemplate measures that were agreed between the PSOE and the orange formation in the past and do so for "electoral calculations".