Deputies from the left alliance Nupes filed appeals with the Constitutional Council against the two texts on purchasing power, Friday, August 5. They denounce measures contrary to “several constitutional principles” and “values”. The Elders now have a month to decide. The first appeal, at the initiative of the Nupes intergroup, concerns the amending finance bill (PLFR), accused of being “contrary to several constitutional principles”, according to a press release. Communists, socialists, environmentalists and rebellious people pin the “monetization of working time recovery days (RTT)”, believing that the amendment constitutes a “budget rider”, which has no place in a finance law, and that it should, according to them, fall under “the censorship of the Constitutional Council”. The “abolition of the audiovisual royalty” is also singled out, since the alternative financing mechanism proposed does not allow, according to them, “to ensure the security of the financing of audiovisual establishments”. The State has planned to compensate for the shortfall by allocating part of the VAT, until December 31, 2024. The signatory deputies denounce a law which “disregards the principle of budgetary sincerity due to the chronic undervaluation and manifest revenue forecasts”. In the hemicycle, the whole of Nupes voted against this amending finance bill definitively adopted Thursday in parliament. On the other hand, only the LFI and EELV groups filed a second appeal with the Elders on Friday against the bill on emergency measures for the protection of purchasing power. They believe that “several provisions of this bill favoring the development of fossil fuels”, such as the potential to reactivate coal-fired power plants and the commissioning of an LNG terminal. This carries “a serious and manifest attack on the objective with constitutional value of protection of the environment, common heritage of human beings, resulting from the Charter of the environment of 2004”, write the elected officials. During the examination of the text, the communists, the ecologists and the rebellious had voted against but the socialists had abstained.
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