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Tag: Argentine Congress

  • Friday, March 8th 2024 - 10:54 UTC

    Argentina: Libertarian gov't wants wage hike for lawmakers reversed

    Menem will seek to have the wage increase repealed as per Milei's instructions

    Argentina's Lower House Speaker Martin Menem admitted Thursday that a bill was to be submitted to backtrack on the resolution granting wage increases of nearly 30% to lawmakers amid strict austerity measures affecting most of the country's population, particularly the more vulnerable.

  • Thursday, March 7th 2024 - 10:17 UTC

    Argentine lawmakers from the “political caste” get wage increase

    Martín Menem hired his nephew as his personal assistant

    Argentine Vice President Victoria Villarruel as head of the Senate and Lower House Speaker Martín Menem agreed to increase the wages of lawmakers by nearly 30% effective from January 1, it was reported Wednesday in Buenos Aires.

  • Saturday, March 2nd 2024 - 10:57 UTC

    Milei launches “May Pact” offer to governors in exchange for financial aid

    Milei chose Córdoba for the historical agreement because it is “the country's foundational place in terms of knowledge”

    Argentine President Javier Milei Friday announced he was summoning the governors of the 23 provinces plus the mayor of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires as well as former heads of state and other political leaders to sign on the national May 25 holiday what he named “the May Pact,” a foundational agreement whereby the rules of the country's future would be laid out. He launched this appeal during his speech opening the 142nd Legislature.

  • Thursday, February 29th 2024 - 13:32 UTC

    President Milei anticipates decree-based economic reforms, stating Parliament's obstacles

    Addressing concerns about potential social unrest, Milei dismissed the notion unless incited by politically motivated events or foreign interference.

    Argentina's President Javier Milei, ahead of his first appearance before the Congress of the Nation for the opening of ordinary sessions, has signaled a proactive approach to economic reform. In an interview with the Financial Times, Milei emphasized his intent to implement reforms “by decree,” citing challenges in garnering parliamentary support due to the current composition.

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2024 - 10:59 UTC

    Argentine Lower House broadly approves Milei's workhorse bill

    The House will start reviewing next Tuesday each of the more than 300 provisions featured in the draft

    Argentina's Lower House Friday broadly approved by 144 votes to 109 President Javier Milei's so-called Omnibus Law bill to curb State spending and achieve zero deficit, it was reported in Buenos Aires. Next week, each provision of the draft will be analyzed separately, it was also explained.

  • Thursday, February 1st 2024 - 10:27 UTC

    Police and demonstrators clash outside Argentine Congress

    “They want repression for the people, measures for the richest, poverty and misery for the workers,” Belliboni said

    Law enforcement officers and demonstrators clashed outside the Congress in Buenos Aires on Wednesday, while the parliamentary debate on President Javier Milei's so-called Omnibus Law bill was taking place inside.

  • Friday, January 26th 2024 - 10:42 UTC

    Spain urges reconsideration of argentine fisheries measures by President Milei

    Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food emphasized that these measures are not aligned with the general orientation of agreements with third countries in fisheries matters.

    The Government of Spain has formally approached President Javier Milei of Argentina, requesting a reconsideration of the proposed measures aimed at enhancing control over foreign-flagged fishing vessels in Argentina's maritime space and liberalizing catch permits.

  • Saturday, January 20th 2024 - 11:20 UTC

    Milei extends Congress' extraordinary sessions for a fortnight

    Lower House Speaker Martín Menem was reported to have achieved some progress in private dealings with opposition lawmakers

    Argentine President Javier Milei Friday signed a decree extending the extraordinary sessions of Congress until Feb. 15 to further discuss the so-called Omnibus Law bill sent by the Executive late last year providing for a series of major reforms to the country's administration in a move to curb government spending.

  • Wednesday, January 3rd 2024 - 22:45 UTC

    Milei's radical reform suffers first legal setback after court suspends labor chapter

    In response to this setback, the Milei government promptly announced its intention to appeal the court's decision

    In a significant legal blow to President Javier Milei's ambitious labor reform agenda, a court in Argentina has temporarily suspended the recently enacted labor reform, responding to concerns raised by labor unions. This marks a judicial obstacle for Milei's rapid-fire reformist approach since taking office less than a month ago.

  • Thursday, December 28th 2023 - 10:33 UTC

    Milei sends multi-item reform bill to Argentine Congress

    The bill, named the “Bases and Points for Argentine Freedom Act,” has 664 articles

    Argentine President Javier Milei Wednesday sent to Congress a multi-item bill providing for the suppression of the Mandatory, Simultaneous, and Open Primary (PASO) elections, tougher police control in case of protests, and the privatization of 41 public companies, among other measures to rescue the South American country from its current crisis.