Economy.- Treasury warns that PP-PSOE and Government-CCAA agreements are necessary for financing reform

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Economy.- Treasury warns that PP-PSOE and Government-CCAA agreements are necessary for financing reform


The Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero, has warned that in order to carry out a reform of the regional financing model, it must “reach consensus” and reach “a compromise” between the PP and the PSOE, but, “previously”, another between the Government and the autonomous communities.

In response to an urgent interpellation presented by the PP in the control session to the Government in Congress, Montero has said he will work “tirelessly” to try to achieve this consensus, to provide citizens with an improvement in health financing , education, social services or dependency.

The deputy spokesman of the PP in the Commission of Property of the Congress, Jose Vicente Marí, has loaded against the president of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, for not having taken “nor a week” in “stopping in dry” to his minister in matter of financing autonomic, in “disavow” the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Susana Díaz, and the rest of socialist ‘barons’ – “today in open rebellion” – and in “disavowing himself”.

“While you as a counselor had all the urgencies, now, as a minister, nothing emergencies,” Marí has ​​accused Montero, and added that they have given him “the first on the forehead”.


“The only truly urgent thing was that Mr. Sánchez was president of the Government without having obtained the majority support of the Spaniards at the polls,” continued Marí, who stressed that the current government is “dictated” by “populists and separatists “, and regretted that since the celebration of the Conference of Presidents in January 2017 has been” impossible to know a coherent and joint position “of the PSOE in regional funding.

Marí has ​​asked Montero if he agrees not to grant “compromises” or “discriminatory treatment” on any autonomous community, and he has answered: “Of course, no discriminatory concessions will be made to any territory.

Montero reiterated, as he has already done this morning when answering a parliamentary question from the Deputy Speaker of Citizens (Cs) in the Lower Chamber, Melisa Rodríguez, who will not be able to complete the reform of the regional financing in this Legislature because they must “start from zero”. According to her, the PP did not put “the first stone” in the negotiation and it is not possible to be spoken of that the question is “even in an embryonic state”.


The head of the Treasury has insisted that both the former president of the Government Mariano Rajoy and the former finance minister Cristóbal Montoro said on more than one occasion that “in the face of the independence challenge” was not “the opportune moment” to address the reform of the financing system .

Likewise, he has accused Marí of not having noticed “any point of self-criticism” in his speech, and asked him why the PP did not undertake the reform of the financing if it was “all so flat”.

According to her, Sanchez has limited himself to being “realistic” and, although he has admitted that the financing model was “expired” since 2013, he has also reproached the PP for not having done “anything” until 2017. In this way, he recalled that Rajoy undertook to reform the model in 2017, but “never complied.” Montero pointed out that the regional presidents extended their hand to the head of the former Executive in “a state issue,” but that this only promoted a committee of experts without any “political work” that would allow “articulate an answer.”

For her part, Marí pointed out that if the financing reform was not undertaken in 2014, it was because the consolidated resources were 40,000 million euros less than in 2007. “It has obviated a very important thing: the first thing that had to be done in 2011 was to save the territorial administrations from bankruptcy, “said the” popular “, and added:” What has left stupefied the whole world is that Mr. Sánchez abdicates his responsibility to continue negotiating. “


“There were here ‘barons’ from his party who came and told us that it could be done in 30 days, that we only had to do politics, Sanchez is going to dedicate himself to the photos of his hands and stretches,” the deputy said. PP.

In this regard, Montero has criticized Marí has ​​made “an idyllic story” of the previous government, and to say that the “illegitimate government” of Sanchez “has disturbed the proposal of the PP.” “Put it on the table, we have not seen it yet,” the minister urged Marí.

Finally, the minister has set out as a “road map” the quantification of the financial insufficiency of the autonomous communities, the fiscal harmonization, the distribution of income in the different levels of public administrations, or the “profound reform” of the Council of Fiscal and Financial Policy to “listen with a clear voice to the approach of the different territories”.