FOR the first time in three years it appears that a Spanish Budget will be approved after the minority Government obtained agreement from both Basque and Catalan leaders in Parliament.
On this occasion, Ciudadanos decided that it could not support the budget and it only won a single concession but the combined opposition of centre and right-wing parties including the Partido Polular and Vox have insufficient seats to vote it down.
It is known that Podemos in particular are sympathetic to Catalonia’s call for independence, although they do not give it outright support, but no doubt acting President of Catalonia, Pere Aragonès, who has thrown his weight behind the decision, expects to receive some concessions in the long term.
Now, Spain must wait to see money distributed by the European Union recovery fund, which is a vital component in the 2021 budget funding.
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