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After sixteen months of an unprecedented political crisis in the history of Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his ex-rival Benny Gantz understood that a return to the polls was unthinkable and agreed on Monday April 20 to form a union government, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Their pact, lasting three years, provides for the formation of a cabinet “Bipartisan” with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the first 18 months while the party of Benny Gantz will inherit the ministry of defense. After this period, the latter will in turn lead the government. A situation that Israel had already experienced when the Labor Shimon Peres, former defense minister, and Yitzhak Shamir, of Likud, had formed a government of national unity during which they succeeded each other as prime minister in 1984 and 1988 respectively.
According to the preamble to the agreement signed Monday evening, the government must fight for six months against the Coronavirus – more than 13,000 people infected and more than 170 deaths – and its economic consequences: an unemployment rate dropped from 3.6% to 26%. And, top priority, it must vote the state budget.
Two weeks ago, Benny Gantz could count on a disparate majority of 61 deputies out of 120. But, having decided to join Netanyahu, contrary to his commitments, but according to him “To deal with the coronavirus pandemic”, he caused his party to implode. Now, he relies on 17 elected officials, against 59 in the bloc formed by Likud and its allies.
The division of power is accompanied by provisions allowing each of the two men to neutralize each other. Thus, without the green light from Likud, it is impossible for Gantz to change the status quo in religious matters, or to amend the disputed law on “Israel, the nation state of the Jewish people”. Conversely, Netanyahu will use his brakes until July to present to the cabinet his bill to annex sectors in the occupied West Bank, such as the Jordan Valley, for which he will have to obtain the green light from Donald Trump.
The fair distribution of all control stations has been carefully detailed. Including within parliamentary commissions, or the committee for the appointment of judges. Benjamin Netanyahu will be able to veto the choice of the next state prosecutor as his trial for “corruption”, “fraud” and “breach of trust” begins on May 24.
If the Supreme Court decides to deny him access to power in light of his legal troubles, new elections would be inevitable. Otherwise, he can use his functions to drag out the procedure. Even if it enrages the militants of the Black Flags movement who are demonstrating to defend democracy.
The meeting between the Prime Minister, Pedro Snchez, and the head of the opposition, Pablo Casado, held on Monday morning by videoconference has paid off.
Snchez has accepted the PP’s proposal to convert its reconstruction table into a newly created parliamentary committee to achieve that thepopularagree to participate. Moncloa assures that the chief executive “what matters is the contents” and that he considers the idea of a commission to rebuild Spain economically and socially “positive”.
The draft on its operation that the Executive has put on the table foresees that it will meet already tomorrow, but now, with this change in format, everything must be negotiated. A government spokeswoman and Finance Minister, Mara Jess Montero, has assured in an appearance this afternoon that it will be Congress who determines it, both the operating formula and the work schedule. Montero has asked that the first meeting be held “as soon as possible”.
Although the proceedings of the meeting between Snchez and Casado did not invite to think of a rapprochement, both due to the null dialogue between the two and the doubts of the PP about the proposal, finally there has been a rapprochement to negotiate the necessary measures to raise the country after the coronavirus crisis.
The PP affirms that if it accepts to participate it is because its request that it be a parliamentary committee has been heard. Gnova sources indicate that “we ask for commission, neither a table nor a Pact of La Moncloa”. “The PP put his shoulder to the Parliament, which is where it should be”, they add.
In a press conference after the meeting, Casado said that creating a commission is the most appropriate, since “the commissions vote initiative by initiative.”
“The parliamentary system regulates all that. There will be agreements and there will be disagreements, and we will have to go measure by measure, and not mutualise errors and negotiate a government program deferred,” which is, in his opinion, what Snchez wanted.
“If he has already decided on his Government partners, and that Government is so united … he cannot pretend that we sit at an extra-parliamentary table in which the majority of the members are from that Government and try to reach an agreement leading to approve the Budgets “, has been the exgesis of the head of the opposition, who has added one more criticism to the format proposed by Snchez:” We have been talking about two or three alleged pacts without a paper.
The PP wants that this commission “can also be opened to the social agents and the experts”. “And that the proposals can be approved or raised to the plenary, and that there be parliamentary effectiveness, not just proposals,” added Casado.
In his opinion, in that commission it will be “essential” to propose a general lowering of taxes – “either there is flexibility or we will not get out of the crisis” – and “shock plans for commerce, tourism, industry and the export sector”.
“We have already made our state pact”, has defended the PP president. “Because we have supported the state of alarm with the most drastic measures of our democracy,” he explained. And it is something “that not all the oppositions of the countries around us have maintained,” he stressed.
But it has made three “demands to approve the extension” of the state of alarm. The first, “guarantee urgent medical supplies, and massive tests.” The second, a package of extraordinary measures to support the self-employed, SMEs and workers affected by ERTEs. The third, “that the transparency portal be restored” and that the “neutrality” of TVE and the State Security Corps be guaranteed.
The documentation prepared by Moncloa indicates that Snchez will preside over the first meeting and those that he later deems appropriate, and the same will happen with the four executive vice presidents, whose participation is left open.
Being the first vice president, Carmen Calvo, who will coordinate the work and direct the meetings in Snchez’s absence. All political formations will be represented at the table, but in a proportion according to their parliamentary representation: the PSOE may have up to seven deputies; the PP, six; Vox, five; We can, four; ERC, three; JxCat and PNV, two; and the rest of the forces, one.
Although initially Vox, together with the CUP, had been excluded, with this new commission format those of Santiago Abascal are willing to join.
The Government proposes that there be four different working groups. One on economic reactivation, recovery of the activity and situation of the most affected sectors, but it can also include education, science or research or “any other subject agreed”.
A second on the welfare state, social policies and care systems. A third on sanitation, public health and preparing for future pandemics. And a room on Europe, solidarity and unity of action.
The initial idea is for each group to have a minister acting as coordinator and an assistant coordinator chosen from among its members by agreement. Each group will agree on a work plan compatible with the general planning and there will be some final conclusions.
The calendar proposed by Moncloa is that these meetings take place throughout the month of May and that theJune 1is the deadline to submit an opinion to the general table. During June all the measures will be debated and the first fortnight of July is the date scheduled to sign the “inter-institutional” agreement, since in parallel it will also be negotiated with the autonomous communities and the municipalities.
In fact, Snchez continue to convene theregional presidents conferenceto receive their contributions and to arbitrate the agreements that are adopted. In parallel, meetings with employers and unions will also be held. Everything that derives from the social dialogue can be added to the table for economic and social reconstruction.
With the agreement between the Prime Minister and Casado, to turn the table into a parliamentary committee, this whole scheme is now up in the air. Everything is open to the considerations of the parliamentary groups.
The change in the format of the forum and its transfer to Congress somehow opens the door to Vox’s participation, however, the party’s official position is right now to completely leave its attendance at said commission completely on the air, reportslvaro Carvajal.
It is true that Vox participates “in principle” in all the parliamentary committees that are created in the Chamber, but this time you want to wait before speaking, because you want to study first what type of commission you want to form and with what specific objectives. On whether or not their participation depends, stress official sources.
“The commissions are not created by Moncloa, they are created by Parliament, there will have to be a debate on the creation of the commission. We will see what the meaning of our vote is, depending on what it intends,” they say. And if it is created, “we’ll see if we participate”.
That is, of doing so, the position to be defended is the demand for the resignation of Pedro Snchez and Pablo Iglesias, and the configuration of a government of “national emergency”.
In a previous press conference, Santiago Abascal had delimited any possibility of dialogue with Snchez for it to take place in Parliament. “We are going to continue to refuse a dialogue with this government outside of democratic institutions or outside of Congress,” he said.
“It must take place not through telephone conversations, conferences or bilateral meetings with all kinds of interlocutors, but must take place in the Congress of Deputies, which is where the politicians speak so that a political dialogue can be established.” Only there Vox maintains the dialogue with the Executive, “from the commissions and from the speakers’ gallery.”
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The president of the Higher Sports Council (CSD),Irene Lozano, met this Saturday with the president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF),Luis Rubiales, and with that ofThe league,Javier Thebes, to address the crisis situation caused by the pandemic ofcoronavirusin Spanish football and the future of competitions, and they have reached “a principle of agreement“
The meeting, which took place in person at the Palacio de Viana in Madrid, headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, lasted “for more than eight hours openly and honestly,” according to the CSD. According to the government agency, the three participants, Lozano, Rubiales and Tebas, have shown “constructive” attitudes.
“An agreement in principle has been reached, whichcollects the main aspects that affect Spanish football in the context of the health crisis“The CSD explained that it thanked LaLiga and the RFEF” for their generosity and their willingness to reach agreements, as well as to continue working in the short, medium and long term to design the future of Spanish football after the pandemic. “
Nothing is definitive, since everything depends on the evolution of the pandemic, on the de-escalation that will start slowly from May 9 and on the green light of the protocols on the return to training, but at least there is already a principle of agreement between LaLiga, the Spanish Football Federation (FEF) and the Higher Sports Council (CSD) so you can come back to football this season.
The dates for the return of the league competition are still unknown, which in no case will be before the end of May or the beginning of June, but at least Javier Tebas, Luis Rubiales and Irene Lozano have reached a minimum agreement after eight hours of a secret meeting held on Saturday.
With the common goal that it can be resumed and finished this season to avoid an unprecedented economic collapse that professional clubs have estimated at around 1,000 million euros, CSD mediation sponsored a summit among the main players in soccer in Spain. That eight-hour meeting between Lozano, Rubiales and Thebes ended in a “positive way,” according to the CSD in a brief statement praising the “constructive tone” of the talk and the principle of agreement reached in it.
Faced with a war that seems to have no end and that has even been transferred to the courts, Tebas and Rubiales finally agreed to see each other’s faces and argue with each other, not through the messages that they usually use to launch through the media. The common challenge is none other than saving the professional soccer season as possible, always putting the health of professionals first. And that challenge is now more feasible than just a week ago.
Although the three parties promised to keep a prudent silence and avoid leaks that could cause discomfort and bury all negotiations, it has transpired that the atmosphere was quite cordial, within what can be expected between the heads of two organizations traditionally confronted by the powers in Spanish football, and that they managed to iron out rough edges.
They agreed that throughout the next week, if possible before Wednesday, they must seal the master lines on a real stage for the return to competition when the health authorities who daily advise the Government to authorize it. Especially, Tebas and Rubiales seem committed not to get more obstacles, nor sticks in the wheels.
In LaLiga it caused deep unease that the FEF recently announced that it has reached an agreement with UEFA for the top four finishers by the time the next season ends to play the next Champions League, which would benefit Barcelona, Real right now. Madrid, Seville and Real Sociedad, and in the City of Soccer of Las Rozas do not understand that a protocol has been sponsored by the club management that contemplates four phases for the return to work of soccer players without counting on the Federation.
All parties, including the Spanish Executive, consider that football can be resumed, even if it is behind closed doors, an end that is already taken for granted. LaLiga represents 1.37% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). According to the club association, for each euro of income an additional 4.2 are generated in a sport that creates 185,000 direct jobs, a figure that would multiply by four if the indirect jobs among hospitality, advertisers, media outlets are taken into account. communication…
The rest of the Spanish sport, much more modest, also depends on the income of professional football. In fact, not a few federations save their budgets with the 1% they receive from contracts for the centralized sale of television rights that depend on LaLiga.
In the face of the economic crisis that is looming as a result of the pandemic and long confinement, the Government cannot afford to lose even more money due to the irreconcilable differences between Thebes and Rubiales. Hence, he urged the CSD to sponsor this meeting. As occurs in the upper echelons of politics, with President Pedro Sánchez and opposition leader Pablo Casado at the helm, it is the moment to row all together, to add, to put the common good before the individual revenues.
Aday Benitez said, three weeks ago, at the beginning of total confinement, that the staff had strongly assumed that Girona could use a temporary employment regulation file (ERTO) to try to better support the situation caused by the pandemic. of the coronavirus. Sentmenat, one of the team captains, said that “you have to come up with the idea and be prepared because it looks like it’s going to happen”. During these days, since the alarm was decreed, Girona has always been in contact with the staff as well as with the rest of the club’s employees. There were all the options on the table, also, of course, the one of the ERTO, in order to find a formula that would allow the club to alleviate the loss of revenue due to the stoppage of the competition and all activities. However, the solution has come in the form of an agreement to reduce salaries. After a few days of talks, last night, Girona announced the final agreement with the template for “a voluntary reduction of salaries”.
In this way, players, coaching staff and management have agreed to reduce their salaries by 15% in case the competition cannot be resumed and terminated. This cut would be reduced if the league resumed behind closed doors and would be 3%. In a statement, Girona described the staff’s position as a “gesture of responsibility and commitment” to accept this situation, and thanked them for “their understanding and collaboration” at all times. In the same way, Girona has also proposed a voluntary reduction of 3% of the annual salary to the rest of the club’s employees.
With the economic agreement with the squad and the coaching staff, Girona is now awaiting the end of the season. At the moment, it seems that La Liga intends to finish it on the pitch, probably behind closed doors. The entity that presides over Javier Tebas has already sent a manual to all the clubs with the protocol that should be followed when it is time to return to training and resume the competition.
However, everything will depend on the approval of the health care authorities. For its part, the Federation has already made it clear that Second B down is its position to end the season without relegation and only to do a few play-offs express to decide the promotion.
Girona, meanwhile, continues to work on social projects, detailing that, “through this sacrifice”, it will double the financial contribution to the fundraising campaign for Doctor Josep Trueta University Hospital.
Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca, from Tamaulipas; Jaime Rodríguez Calderón, from Nuevo León; and Miguel Riquelme Solís, from Coahuila. Photo: Special
For the fifth time, the governors of Tamaulipas, Nuevo León and Coahuila They met to evaluate and announce coordination actions and measures to attend to and contain the health emergency caused by COVID-19 in the northeast region of the country.
Participated Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca, from Tamaulipas; Jaime Rodríguez Calderón, from Nuevo León; and Miguel Riquelme Solís, from Coahuila; accompanied by the holders of Government, Health and Economic Development, the latter recently incorporated into the work sessions.
García Cabeza de Vaca reiterated the call to the Federation to follow up on the request to relocate migrants, nationals and foreigners, stranded on the border, among whom Covid-19 infections have already been identified.
Unfortunately, there has been no follow-up by the Federation. About 23 thousand migrants are found at the border points, of which 13 thousand are in Tamaulipas. They were clearly told that this could be a risk of possible contagion and unfortunately this has already happened, 5 percent of the number of people who have positive results in the entity are migrants, “said the president.
The Governors of the northeast region of Mexico announced that the next meeting will be held in the city of Monterrey, to which 50 businessmen from the 3 entities and more than 500 will be convened in person via videoconference to make an agreement for the economic revival in the face of the health emergency.
The leaders agreed intensify preventive actions in the 3 states, continue to increase the number of Covid-19 screening tests, continue to assess deficiencies in the hospital system, and continually address them.
Request the Federal Electricity Commission to order considerations with users in the face of a health emergency, include in the meetings the heads of Finance and Economy of each entity, start an analysis of the Fiscal Coordination Law so that, once the health emergency is over, it is debated.
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Israel looks to the fourth election after the failure of the negotiations between Benyamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz. Personal ambitions were stronger than the coronavirus emergency and, although the dialogue is still open, the political blockade that the country has been experiencing for more than a year remains.
After the initial term and the 48 extra hours granted to Gantz by the president, Reuven Rivlin, he decided to transfer the responsibility of forming a government to Parliament. In this way, a new term of 21 days was launched after which, if none of the deputies manages to exceed the 61 seats required, the House will be dissolved and the Israelis will have to return to the polls for the fourth time. The deadline is May 7.
“Netanyahu prefers going to a new election than accepting a compromise,” the Blue and White coalition declared after the failure to reach a pact. Everything seemed to be on track since, at the end of March, Gantz surprisingly decided to accept the post of Speaker of Parliament, a gesture directed at Netanyahu that cost him division within his coalition. After three elections in which the former army chief put the Likud leader on the ropes in the fight against flag corruption, he left this flag aside and sat with Netanyahu because “the population of Israel demands that we unite for the sacred fight against the coronavirus and its effects ». The principle of agreement included a rotating head of government within 18 months, but did not address a thorny issue such as the measures that the Likud requires to shield its leader before Justice.
Netanyahu has led the fight against the coronavirus in Israel -where up to now 140 people have died and more than 12,500 have been infected-, and in negotiations with Gantz his delicate judicial situation has been more than the urgency to have a strong government to stop the pandemic. Local media highlighted that the main obstacles to the agreement were the request of the Likud to have the ability to veto judicial appointments and Netanyahu to guarantee that the Supreme Court cannot take away his power due to the corruption charges against him. .
The acting Prime Minister is charged with the crimes of bribery, fraud and breach of trust and in total faces penalties of more than ten years in prison. His trial should have started a month ago, but was delayed due to pandemic emergency measures.
Now, in parliament, both Netanyahu and Gantz can try to add the supports that give them the 61 necessary seats, but in this pulse Netanyahu is the beneficiary since the former Army chief has been very touched after betraying his voters and exiles in Blue and white.
NEW YORK – Ensuring health, safety, food and a roof for all are the priorities of the budget presented this Thursday by the city of New York, some accounts of “war” in the face of the coronavirus crisis, which come accompanied by an appeal to the American president Donald Trump to allow a “rescue” of the Big Apple.
With tax revenues slumping as a result of the slowdown in economic activity, the mayor, Bill de Blasio, announced “painful” cuts of more than $ 2 billion to try to balance the budget in the year that begins in June.
According to his calculations, New York is going to lose some 7,400 million dollars in income, a “horrible” number, according to admitted De Blasio, that requires a determined intervention of the federal Government.
The mayor urged Washington to cover this deficit in full and warned that without that money, the basic needs of New Yorkers cannot be guaranteed.
“If they can find 58,000 million to rescue the airlines, surely they can find 7,500 million for the largest city in the country,” stressed the mayor.
Democrat De Blasio appealed directly to Trump, whom he asked for a clear signal of support for his hometown for Senate Republicans to give the green light to necessary aid.
As he insisted, the city is already doing everything possible on its part, with a budget of $ 89.3 billion, $ 6 billion less than the proposal that the City Council had initially made in January, $ 3.4 billion less than last year’s accounts and using the reserves he had accumulated to have “balanced” accounts.
Among other things, the budget foresees that all public activities be drastically limited and, for example, this summer the swimming pools will not be opened.
De Blasio also warned New Yorkers not to hold out too much hope about beach opening, given the risk of contagion from the coronavirus posed by the huge crowds seen in places like Coney Island.
Public resources, he insisted, will be devoted to basic issues: health, safety, food and housing.
“These are four things that people are mostly thinking about and the government has to focus on those four things. Things that would have been a priority two or three months ago cannot be now. Things we would like to focus on in times of peace cannot be the priority in times of war and these are times of war, “said de Blasio.
The Democrat also warned Trump and Republicans that their desire to restart the economy as soon as possible will be ruined if the basic needs of the population are not met or if they precipitate and cause a resurgence of COVID-19. .
Trump, De Blasio insisted, has only one chance to do this well and, if he is wrong, he will regret it for a long time.
In addition, New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea offered a video conference on Thursday to detail how the coronavirus has affected the city’s police forces to date.
Specifically, the New York police have registered 7,155 positive cases for COVID-19 among its members, about 20% of its staff and 27 officers have died from the virus.
Shea also detailed that it is estimated that between 1,400 and 1,500 of the sick police officers have returned to work.
“You start to see a little light at the end of the tunnel and it seems that the worst is over,” said Shea, who regretted the losses and asked for a moment of silence.
The first template of theSeville Soccer Clubhas reachedan agreement with the club to reduce their wagesafter the Nervión entity received this Tuesday the approval of the application for the Temporary Employment Regulation File (ERTE) that he presented last Tuesday, April 7.
In this way, the agreement between both parties and the technical staff of Sevilla, in relation to their salaries for the current season, will serve to “mitigate the effects of the coronavirus crisisin the club’s economy, “Sevilla said in an official statement without offering the percentages agreed with the players.
“Together with the effort that will be made by the members of the Board of Directors and the club’s executives, it will allow them to see the compensation of the workers affected by the ERTE that the entity presented on Tuesday, April 7 and which has been approved by the Board of Andalusia this Wednesday April 15 “, adds Sevilla.
The club “will guarantee to all the employees affected by the ERTE the perception of around 95% of the salaryannual that they have foreseen in their contracts, “informed the Nervionense entity, who thanked” the solidarity shown by its players and coaching staff in a truly delicate period in which an economic adjustment has been necessary to safeguard the entity’s financial sustainability in the medium long term”.
“Likewise, the entity greatly values the understanding and patience of its employees in this complex scenario in which decisions are deemed necessary, in an exercise of responsibility, as a security mechanism for our workforce,” concludes the release.