this is how the autonomies see the funding proposal – CVBJ
12/11/2021 at 09:18 CET
The Autonomous Communities have received with diversity of opinions the initial proposal for the reform of the funding model that the government sent them a week ago, in general optimistically those of the PSOE, with suspicion and missing some aspects those of the PP and with a clear reluctance Catalonia.
Although there is time until January to respond to the Ministry of Finance and the communities are preparing to study in depth the 240-page document sent to them by the department headed by MarÃa JesÃºs Montero, all autonomous governments have already spoken on the content of the proposal. and their reactions seem to agree with the Valencian president, Ximo Puig, when he anticipates that the process âIt won’t be easy or happy. “
Ximo Puig, one of the most belligerent in the matter, capable even of joining a demonstration like that of November 18 to demand a “fair financingâ, Consider that the Valencian Community is going awayâreinforced“With the” rigorous “document that the government presented, although in any case it reiterated that the principle of financial sufficiency must be maintained, which in its opinion implies more resources and that there is a distribution which Is objectively fair. “
In contrast, the President of Madrid, Isabel DÃaz Ayuso, showed nothing optimistic, who insisted that her region is receiving “very unfair treatment”, while her Minister of the Economy, Javier FernÃ¡ndez-Lasquetty, qualifies the government document as “undefined” and “incomplete” and fears that it will reform the financing system through negotiation “bilateralâWith Catalonia.
However, the Generalitat of Catalonia trusts the Treasury’s proposal even less and its Ministry of the Economy is wary of the concept “adjusted population“On which the system is based, since it understands that its criteria do not adjust to the reality of the community, and prefers that the real population, the purchasing power parity and the cost of living and living expenses are taken into account. of public services, while estimating that underfunding and public deficit will be “difficult” to correct with an “exhausted” model.
Like the government of Ximo Puig, the other socialist executives are preparing to study the proposal and from the start they show their confidence in the possibilities of the government’s initiative. This is the case of the president of Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano GarcÃa-Page, “satisfied” that “the health and depopulation“And defender of the fact that” the whims of other regional presidents let them pay for it. “
The President of Aragon, Javier LambÃ¡n, another of those who participated in the meeting of the least populated communities held in Santiago de Compostela on November 23, aspires to come to an agreement with the autonomies who share a vision on the reform of regional financing a common position on the initial proposal of the Ministry of Finance.
Adrian Barbon, President of Asturias, he has yet to study the document but, as a âpreventionâ, he has already pointed out that, while the draft does not reflect the ââfeeling and solidarity“Having said Article 2 of the Spanish Constitution, it is not worth it”.
For his part, the President of the Canary Islands, Angel Victor Torres, requested the introduction of aspects such as poverty and family income and he did not hesitate to comment that it would not be a bad thing for the islands to leave the âcommon regimeâ in which all the communities find themselves except the Basque Country and Navarre.
From Balearic Islands, the island finance ministry applauded the âfirst stepâ of the finance ministry’s proposal, in which it sees âinteresting elements & rdquor; for the islands, like the new corrective variable which integrates the fixed costs of the less populated communities, although it required a greater contribution of resources to the communities.
The Council of Extremadura He is preparing to study the proposal “carefully and in depth” and insisted that the new system value the cost of public services provided by communities and give them the means to do so fairly.
The government of La RiojaIn the absence of a detailed analysis, he considers that the Treasury’s initial approach may lead to some improvement in the financing of the community, since it includes dispersion, depopulation and fixed costs as corrective variables.
Miguel Ãngel Revilla, president of Cantabria head of a government with the PSOE, said the finance ministry’s initial proposal includes “some positive data”, but stressed that it did not include two “key” factors such as aging and orography.
The holder of the Xunta from Galicia, Alberto NÃºÃ±ez FeijÃ³o, said that the government’s proposal has “great flaws”, “it emphasizes the communities, it does not prove that there is an additional fund and the only thing that will produce is a stagnation of any possibility of creating a new system.
the Junta of Andalusia believes that the document is a âleakâ or a âkick in the faceâ of the Government, that the funding problem persists and that some things are missing, including the temporary funding funds and the covid, in addition to not specify the amounts.
In the Meeting Castile and Leon They do not see the Central Executive’s proposal as a step forward since it neither includes more resources nor gives more weight to factors such as aging, dispersion or area, so they think that the community would lose money, although they keep their “outstretched hand” and hopefully it will be corrected, yes, in a multilateral debate.
The government of Murcia regretted that the criteria of equity and sufficiency were not considered and that there was no question of equalization funds for underfunded communities and covid, for which he requested the urgent appeal of the Budget Policy Council and financial.