The Government slows the criticisms of the CCAA delivered by the management of 55% of the European Funds of 2021

Andalusia and Galicia came asking him insistently. They claim to manage half of the European funds. This has been said at the closed door meeting with Pedro

The Government slows the criticisms of the CCAA delivered by the management of 55% of the European Funds of 2021

Andalusia and Galicia came asking him insistently. They claim to manage half of the European funds. This has been said at the closed door meeting with Pedro Sánchez, according to internal sources of the Conference of Presidents have assured this newspaper.

Well, as with the requirement of more vaccines (it has announced 3.4 million extra dose), Pedro Sánchez had another AS in his sleeve reserved for the criticisms of the PP communities. The President has announced regional leaders that autonomies will manage this year 10,500 of the 19,000 million euros of community aid. That is, 55% of the total.

In La Moncloa they congratulate themselves for changing their way to the PP barons, who were going to ask for more vaccines and half of the funds: "They have had to change the planned script". "We have given an idea of clear co-garnish," they add. "The co-garnishing of European funds with the CCAA is fundamental," said the president at the meeting, according to sources present.

Of course, in the PP communities they ask that the commitment to expand to the rest of the years and that it does not remain only in the current one. The president of the Xunta de Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has asked the Salmantine Conclave that the Government fulfills "with the announced and that guarantees that the CCAA will manage 50% of the mechanism of recovery and resilience", according to sources by the Galician government. "In addition, it has considered essential to shield coordination, transparency and objectivity in the distribution."

Fernando López Miraras, has led the news published on Thursday by this newspaper about the threat of not giving them European funds for tourism to the autonomies that vote against. "I ask to change the negotiation framework of sectoral conferences, you can not negotiate or reach agreements in a framework that says that whoever votes against the provisions will be left without funds. It can not be that there is no possibility of negotiation or in agreement "He has denounced.

Isabel Díaz Ayuso has also criticized, as this newspaper advanced, the Government's "blackmail" to the regions for the distribution of funds: "We see that the distribution of funds can be highly arbitrary, because in the different sectoral conferences, If you do not agree with the government's thesis, you stay out of these funds. "

In addition, the Madrid President has complained that the National Executive will "change criteria" for the distribution of aid, which harms your community. "Nothing is concrete with respect to vaccines," she lamented her, although she believes that "it is good news, evidently, the purchase of them."

Ayuso has demanded the government "loyalty to the faithful communities to the unity of Spain, against the privileges of Catalonia and Basque Country," and has criticized that a specific tax for Madrid is asked since the Valencian Community. Of course, Ximo Puig, president of the Valencian Generalitat, has not made that request before Ayuso, this time. "He has not dared to criticize Madrid, or say anything about fiscal harmonization, nor of Invisible Procés, or anything at all, with the President opposite," they boast in the environment of Ayuso.

Puig, precisely, has proposed to consolidate the conference of presidents. And, "In the framework of a greater cohesion of Spain," it seems "inaplevable" a "decentralization of the institutions of the State coherent with polycentric and polyfican Spain."

The President of Murcia has requested Sánchez who, from now on, he complies with the Regulations of the Conference, has attorned for the approval of a new Covid Fund in 2022, has demanded more vaccines and has insisted on the creation of "a fund of Leveling for the autonomous communities more harmed in this situation of pandemic ".

The Lehendakari Basque, Iñigo Urkullu, has also regretted "the precipitated decisions on the pandemic", and has asked, as Feijóo, that the communities have "decision-making capacity in the funds that we are going to manage." As the PP barons, Urkullu has claimed that the Regulation and there are preparatory meetings of the conferences of Presidents.

"In EU funds, everything is given to us and we can not decide. And they treat us like mere gestorías, they tell us what we have to do as if we were simply government delegations", has complained Feijóo, according to sources of other autonomies. The President of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, has asked, as the Castellanoleonés Alfonso Fernández Mañueco, a Covid fund to be able to face extraordinary expenses that will continue in 2022.

Both have also requested to easiblize the criteria of direct aids. In that sense, Sánchez has announced two ministerial orders from the Ministry of Finance on the management of funds.

In addition, Moreno has raised the need to "rethink the conferences of presidents to be useful, agreements are adopted and fulfilled." "And we oppose the privileges of Basque Country and Catalonia, we are solidarity, but if there is bilaterality, we demand it for Andalusia," he added.

The distribution of these 10,500 million aid among the 17 communities "will be based on the Sectoral Commission of Next Generation funds," which will be held on Monday and will be chaired by the Minister of Finance, María Jesús Jesús Montero, announced in Moncloa. On the contrary, in the Bilateral Commission with Catalonia, this matter will not be discussed, because there is only one talk "of statutory issues and competency arrangements", point the government sources.

To give the management of more than half of the funds is an announcement that the president already made in the previous Conference of Presidents, which was held in October 2020, in a virtual way, in the Senate with the participation of the President of The European Commission, Ursula von der Limen. Now the regional presidents demand that it complies.

Sánchez has also announced a demographic challenge plan, with an investment of 10,000 million euros in the next three years for connectivity, energy transition and other items.

The president of Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano García-page, has assured that he has an "optimistic feeling" after the Salmantine Conclave. "Conferences have to be constructive, from loyalty," he said. "All the CCAA have had a sensible behavior during this year and a half" and the presidents must "send a unit message", he added.

Over the European funds, it has alerted that it has been "generated expectation" and he is "concern to arrive soon to companies" with aid and for "preventing projects from consolidating future structural expenditure."

Updated Date: 03 August 2021, 18:33

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