Without debate and apparently following a superior order that did not interfere with the previous negotiations of the Educational Pact, the PNV and PSE rejected the amendments of EH Bildu and other opposition groups to the Education Bill, and predictably act alone. in its future approval. It should be remembered that there was a time, in April 2022, when 90% of the Parliament approved an agreement that could be considered almost broken.
Within the accelerated processing of the bill imposed by the Autonomous Chamber, in the first two meetings of the presentation debating the changes, PNV and PSE rejected everything presented by EH Bildu, except for some purely technical nature. 34 of the 101 articles have been debated and all can be completed in three more meetings.
EH Bildu’s sources show not only their anger at the behavior of the PNV and PSE, but they also assure that it is very different from how the debates that gave rise to the Educational Pact were developed, where the different points of the arrow- well in parliament. groups negotiate and debate to find the broadest possible agreement.
In the presentation meetings they ran into a wall. They claimed that the spokesperson of EH Bildu, Ikoitz Arrese, made a defense of the changes trying to put them in context and explain his reasoning, and from the speakers of PNV and PSE found They only have a non-answer and the consideration that the original text or The change presented by the Government parties is better than the proposal of EH Bildu.
PNV and PSE even rejected the inclusion of an article referring to “Basque as an own language”, which is thus considered in the Statute of Autonomy itself. There is the answer that if it is already in the Statute there is no need to emphasize it, an argument that does not work in the case of linguistic models, which are also in the current legislation but the PSE and PNV insist on including them in the project.
And, in that context, Elkarrekin Podemos-IU also ignores the partial changes, claiming that they have already presented one of their entirety and that they are against the project.
On the 19th of this month, Parliament rejected the entire amendments presented by EP-IU, PP, Cs and Vox. PNV, PSE and EH Bildu voted against, explaining that it was intended to provide an opportunity to debate and develop the project. There are different public interpretations among the members of the Government about the amendment that continues the models.
But the next day, in a plenary session of control, the Lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, defended the models, despite recognizing that at least A did not meet the goals of the law, and even linked they are linguistic projects in each center. what is thought now.
And, surprisingly, in a speech after the Lehendakari, the Minister of Education, Jokin Bildarratz, who publicly defended the necessary evolution of these models that are outdated in practice, refused to answer the question of the matter asked EH. Be careful and keep your words.