Updated 04/12/2021 5:48 PM
The Supreme Court of Justice summoned the national government and that of the City of Buenos Aires for a joint hearing for April 21 to begin to deal with the dispute between the two jurisdictions over the
withdrawal of funds from the
that defined the Casa Rosada at the end of 2020.
The meeting, in which the lawyers of the Nation and the City will participate with the legal secretary who carries out the file in the Court, will be
a preliminary meeting for the two parties to begin to discuss
"It is a kind of mediation that the Court does quite regularly," a source from the court explained to this newspaper.
The conflict broke out on September 9, 2020, when President Alberto Fernández decided to take national funds from the City to
transfer them to the Province of Buenos Aires
and thus defuse a violent protest by Buenos Aires police officers who had been questioning the Government for three days and had reached
the gates of the Quinta de Olivos
At that time, Fernández's decision was to remove
1.18 Coparticipation points from
the City of Buenos Aires
, which the Buenos Aires government had included in its budget as a substantial part of the financing of the district police, which had been transferred by the government of Mauricio Macri.
Since September 10,
the City stopped receiving about 150 million pesos
per day that the Nation turned over to it and that the government of Horacio Rodríguez Larreta used to pay for the Police.
A few months later, in December, the national government approved
a new cut
to remove even more funds from the City
Following the enactment of that law, the City
took their dispute to the Supreme Court
and the court urged them to negotiate.
That understanding failed, and for that reason the Buenosairean Government continued ahead with the cause.