Belarra, the most belligerent minister of Podemos, is the one that grows the most in the Budget: 772 million

The Secretary General of Podemos, Ione Belarra, is the minister of the party purple Most benefited by the project of General State Budgets that the head of the Treasury, María Jesús Montero, presented this Wednesday in the Congress of Deputies.

The Vice President of Social Rights and Agenda 2030, Ione Belarra, will manage next year a total of 4,608 million euros, 772 more than in the current year. This represents an increase of 20.1% of the budget of your Ministry.

During the last weeks Belarra has been the most belligerent representative of Podemos, warning that her group would not support the State Budgets if measures are not put in place to lower the electricity bill (so far, with little success) and regulate the housing rental market.

The Ministry of Equality, which runs Irene Montero, grew by 14.4%, going from 451 to 516 million euros. For its part, Alberto Garzón’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs almost doubles its budget (+ 46.7%), although the absolute figures are much more modest: it goes from 41 to 60 million euros.

The end of ERTE

Instead, the Treasury has applied cuts to the other two ministers of Podemos. The head of Universities, Manuel Castells, will see his spending capacity reduced by 6.9%, from 462 to 431 million.

The budget to be handled by the head of Labor and rising star of Podemos, Yolanda Díaz, also falls by 10.7%: her department will go from managing 1.8 billion in the current year to 1,606 (not including SEPE funds), thanks to the improvement of employment figures and to end of the ERTE.

In this way, the successor of Pablo Iglesias in the general secretariat of Podemos, Ione Belarra, is the great beneficiary of the Budget project among the ministers of the purple party. Of the 4,608 million that it will manage, just over one billion correspond to the Recovery and Resilience Plan financed by the European Union.

100 euros per child

You have to get down to the fine print to know where these funds will be spent. The Secretary of State for the 2030 Agenda and General Secretary of the PCE, Enrique Santiago, will have a budget of 23 million euros.

The Director General for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Jesus Martín Blanco, will have 7.5 million, while the general director of Animal Rights, Sergio Garcia Torres, will handle almost the same figure: 6 million euros.

Among other news, Ione Belarra highlighted this Wednesday that families with low income (although it has not specified the ceiling) and beneficiaries of the Minimum Vital Income will receive a full up to 100 euros for each child.

Another 200 million will be allocated to the program of basic benefits of social services for the protection of the family and attention to child poverty. The Gypsy Development Plan will manage two million euros. The long-term care and support plan will include an item of 290 million for the “areas at demographic risk”, the Spain emptied.

The Ministry will transfer 900 million to the Autonomous Communities, of which 35 million will be used to improve child protection mechanisms. In addition, an item of 24 million euros will be allocated to improve care services for unaccompanied immigrant minors in all the Communities and in the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla.

The 1,060 million euros of the Recovery and Resilience Plan that the Government will inject to the Vice Presidency of Social Rights will also serve to modernize child protection centers, promote their foster care (especially in the case of minors and minors with special needs) and the launch of pilot projects for innovation in social services.

The Ministry of Equality, led by Irene Montero, will receive another 76 million from the Recovery and Resilience Plan, which will serve to create Comprehensive care centers for victims of sexual violence and to modernize the telephone service for victims of gender violence.

Gender violence

Altogether, the Ministry of Irene Montero will manage 516 million euros. Of this figure, 69.2 million will go to the Government Delegation against Gender Violence, led by the magistrate Victoria Rosell, and another 360 million will be managed by the Secretary of State for Equality and against Gender Violence, Ángela Rodríguez.

As EL ESPAÑOL has reported, the budget of this department includes an item of 32.5 million euros to fight against the “masculinization of the rural environment”, with measures to promote family reconciliation and protect victims of gender violence in the rural world.

Much more meager is the budget to be managed by the leader of the United Left (IU), Alberto Garzón, in the Ministry of Consumption: 60 million euros, including 8.5 million from the Recovery and Resilience Plan. Of the total figure, 11.3 million will be managed by the Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling.

For her part, the Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, will manage a budget of 1,606 million euros (almost 200 million less than in the current year), to which must be added an extraordinary transfer of 672 million euros to cover the SEPE deficit.

During the current fiscal year, the State Public Employment Service (SEPE) has specified an injection of 4,277 million euros to face unemployment benefits derived from ERTE and other extraordinary measures approved to face the Covid pandemic.

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