Coronavirus: the cdH tries to oppose the reimbursement of part of the regional covid aid

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Some 12,000 small self-employed people – who mistakenly received a covid aid of 3,500 euros instead of the 3,250 euros initially planned – recently received a message from the Walloon Region calling on them to reimburse the difference. Nonsense, according to the cdH which tried, in vain, to modify the agenda of the plenary session of this Wednesday so that a proposal for a decree on the subject is examined urgently.

“For Wallonia, the 3,500 euros have in any case been disbursed. Coming today to claim this amount from small independents is really petty, ”explained the group leader of the humanists in the regional parliament, François Desquesnes.

“The Region must accept its mistake. Especially since it is a junk in its budget whereas for the independents concerned, it can be important ”, he added.

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“An error does not count”, retorted the leader of the MR group in the Walloon parliament, Jean-Paul Wahl. “There is indeed a clerical error, but your request is not based on any budgetary basis. It’s purely populist, ”he said.

The humanists’ request to change the agenda for today’s plenary was ultimately rejected. The proposed decree could however be taken into consideration at the next plenary session, in 15 days, then follow the traditional decree route, with a review in committee before returning to plenary.

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