The autonomies have expressed on Wednesday their concern about the announcement of the President of the Government, Pedro Sanchez , not to reform the funding model due to lack of time and have reminded, also the Socialists, that the change of model is a legal requirement and is urgent approach it .
The announcement of Sanchez, who today ratified in Congress what was said yesterday in the Senate, of not completing this legislature the reform of the system, has had a prompt response in the Junta de Andalucía, where its president, Susana Díaz , has informed that in the next meeting with Sanchez, he will defend the “mandate” of the regional parliament, which claims 4 billion more for the community because of its underfunding.
Díaz has revealed that members of his government maintain “direct contacts” with the new finance minister, María Jesús Montero, former Andalusian minister of the area, whom they consider to be perfectly aware of the poor financing of the Junta and who drafted the document approved by the Andalusian Parliament that claims 4,000 million euros.
The president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig , has appreciated that Sanchez wants to introduce improvements in the short term but has stressed that you can not give up changing the model “as quickly as possible” because it is “unfair”. The announcement that has caught the autonomous communities by surprise has also had an answer in the Balearic Islands and its president, the socialist Francina Armengol , has been sympathetic with Sanchez, although she has made it clear that she will not give up negotiating a new system “quickly”. .
In Castilla-La Mancha , the Socialist Minister of Public Administration, Juan Alfonso Ruiz Molina, has insisted that the reform of funding is one of the most urgent issues facing the Government, and in the case of this community “runs a lot hurry”. For the Government of Asturias and waiting for Sanchez to explain his position, the negotiations should be opened and if they are not completed “at least channel them”.
The communities governed by the PP, more critical
The communities governed by the PP have been more forceful and from Castilla y León , the Minister of Economy and Finance, Pilar del Olmo, has assured that Sánchez “is taking the hair to the communities and the Spanish.” For Del Olmo, the President of the Government has a “fragile memory” because he is doing nothing to demand from Mariano Rajoy a proposal and now he says “that in two years there is no time”.
In the same line has been expressed the president of the PP in Extremadura , José Antonio Monago, who has said that Sanchez came to this community “to take our hair while Vara applauded.” The vice president of Extremadura, Pilar Blanco-Morales, has advocated moving forward in the points that are possible of the reform, such as that the liquidation be made to the expired year and not every two years. Blanco Morales has said that the level of Extremadura’s claim to the Government of the nation “will be the same because what we demand is justice.”
And from Galicia , the head of the Xunta and PPdeG, Alberto Núñez Feijóo , has demanded the president to clarify “exactly what is the calendar in regional financing.” Feijóo, who is closing dates to meet with Sánchez, has reported that he will address this issue in person.
The president of the Region of Murcia, Fernando López Miras , has demanded the urgent call of the Fiscal and Financial Policy Council (CPFF) to address this issue with “transparency” and not in “hidden” meetings that may lead to “more discrimination”.
Also the Minister of Public Administration and Finance of La Rioja , Alfonso Dominguez, has considered that there is “more than enough” time to approve the reform but has asked that it not be addressed in bilateral meetings, to guarantee “transparency”. In the same sense has been expressed the president of the Community of Madrid, Angel Garrido , who sees time “more than enough” to address the reform or, at least, “try.”
Meanwhile, Cantabria has been the only community that has seen “reasonable” that the review can not be completed and has advocated a restructuring of the debt of the communities that allows “lighten their tax burden” until a new model arrives. The Canary Islands have received the news with “some perplexity” and the Minister of Finance, Rosa Dávila, has regretted that the opportunity to review the system is wasted, something that had to be done four years ago.
Catalunya claims bilaterality
From Catalonia , the new Government has shown interest in participating in any discussion involving resources for the community, although claiming bilaterality “as a principle” to the Government of Sanchez. The Catalan Executiu, whose economic area leads Pere Aragonès , chose the last legislature to stay out of the reform and did not appoint a representative in the commission of experts who prepared the base report for the new model.
This report has been the starting point for a technical document prepared by the Treasury and sent to the communities that have made allegations and presented their own documents.
All this pending a Fiscal and Financial Policy Council that the former president of the Government, Mariano Rajoy, had committed to convene at the end of May and, finally, it was postponed, without a date, for the month of June.